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Re: backslash in regex

by JaWi (Hermit)
on Feb 02, 2003 at 10:49 UTC ( #231982=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to backslash in regex

The \Q disables pattern metacharacters until a \E is found, thus, if you wrote your regexp like:
if ( $dir =~ /^\Q$fav\E\\/ ) { # Note the \E after $fav!
It will match the stuff you want...

Update: placed the \E at the wrong place...

-- JaWi

"A chicken is an egg's way of producing more eggs."

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Re: Re: backslash in regex
by Pardus (Pilgrim) on Feb 02, 2003 at 11:00 UTC
     if ( $dir =~ /^\Q$fav\\\E/ ) { # Note the \E at the end! won't work -- the problem is under \Q modifier the backslash at the end matches wrong  if ( $dir =~ /^\Q$fav\E\\/ ) { works
    --
    Jaap Karssenberg || Pardus (Larus)? <pardus@cpan.org>
    >>>> Zoidberg: So many memories, so many strange fluids gushing out of patients' bodies.... <<<<
Re: Re: backslash in regex
by arc_of_descent (Hermit) on Feb 02, 2003 at 11:01 UTC

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