Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks
There's more than one way to do things
 
PerlMonks  

comment on

( [id://3333] : superdoc . print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??
Since you're looking for a constant string, you can use substr and index in place of the regex, like so:

$temp = substr ( $temp, index ( $temp, 'from:' ) + 5 ) if $temp =~ /from:/;

Note that, since I don't have Perl 4 installed anywhere, the code above is untested under Perl 4.

*Woof*


In reply to Re: how to express $temp =~ s/.*?from://; in perl 4 by splinky
in thread how to express $temp =~ s/.*?from://; in perl 4 by Anonymous Monk

Title:
Use:  <p> text here (a paragraph) </p>
and:  <code> code here </code>
to format your post; it's "PerlMonks-approved HTML":



  • Are you posting in the right place? Check out Where do I post X? to know for sure.
  • Posts may use any of the Perl Monks Approved HTML tags. Currently these include the following:
    <code> <a> <b> <big> <blockquote> <br /> <dd> <dl> <dt> <em> <font> <h1> <h2> <h3> <h4> <h5> <h6> <hr /> <i> <li> <nbsp> <ol> <p> <small> <strike> <strong> <sub> <sup> <table> <td> <th> <tr> <tt> <u> <ul>
  • Snippets of code should be wrapped in <code> tags not <pre> tags. In fact, <pre> tags should generally be avoided. If they must be used, extreme care should be taken to ensure that their contents do not have long lines (<70 chars), in order to prevent horizontal scrolling (and possible janitor intervention).
  • Want more info? How to link or How to display code and escape characters are good places to start.