a regexp question

John Chung chung at scripps.edu
Fri May 9 12:45:47 CDT 2003



I want to do a simple substitution in html files where I 
can append some string to URL's (inside anchor tag).

So the entire code is simply something like:



while (<>) {
	print $_;

sub appendit {
	my $url = shift;
	$url .= "?sid=blahblah";
	return $url;	


I noticed that the $1, instead of it being the entire URL
inside the anchor tag (between <a href=" and  ">), is
usually just the last letter of that URL.

I'm confused.  Could someone help me so that I can just
take the whole URL inside the anchor tag and pass it or
refer to it?

Many thanks,

John Chung
The Scripps Research Institute


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