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And another option is to use the qr/$string/ syntax, which you can find in perlop.

Just a small annotation. This is only correct if it is supposed to be a general comment. The qr/$string/ construct has no influence on the escape issue whatsoever.

For the escaping see also quotemeta.

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In reply to Re^2: Regex: Searching for a string with special characters by Hofmator
in thread Regex: Searching for a string with special characters by Anonymous Monk

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