[tpm] Regex question

Madison Kelly linux at alteeve.com
Tue Jul 8 08:00:40 PDT 2008

Hi all,

   I've got a simple problem I often come across, and I've got a way to 
make it work. However, I've always felt there must be a more ... elegant 
way of doing it.

For example, let's say I want to copy a variable and strip a bit off the 

my $foo="ABC-987-01";
my $bar=$foo;
# $bar now 'ABC-987'.

That's three lines. Is there a way to do this in one line? Specifically, 
is there a way to assign '$1' to a new variable in one go?



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