in reply to quotes substitution

It is not clear for me what you want to accomplish, but generally use HTML::Entities to process html entities:

use strict; use warnings; use HTML::Entities; my $line="” 3”"; decode_entities ($line);

If this module is of no help, please, try to give a step backwards and explain the kind of conversions you want to be done

Update: A closer look at your code reveals that you are not using alternation correctly: [] in a regexp is a character class, but probably you are wanting () instead (see perlretut and perlre):

$line="” 3 ”"; $line =~ s/(?:&|&amp\;)rdquo;/'/g; print "$line\n";

That prints:

' 3 '


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Re^2: quotes substitution
by hnd (Scribe) on Jun 29, 2009 at 07:52 UTC
    hey there......
    that regex does not work properly (dont be offended)...... i tried it but the output is

    "'; 3'"

    so i think..... there should be one more useless line like

    $line=~s/;//g; #no need of /g as such

      $ cat use strict; use warnings; my $line="” 3”"; $line =~ s/(?:&|&amp\;)rdquo;/'/g; print "$line\n"; $ perl ' 3'


        thnx........ i got my mistake...