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Re: Search a match to a regex from the END of a string

by Athanasius (Canon)
on Mar 15, 2013 at 12:13 UTC ( #1023677=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Search a match to a regex from the END of a string

Like this?

22:06 >perl -wE "my $s = 'abc1abc2abc3abc4abc5zz'; $s =~ /.*(abc\d)/; +say qq[matched $1] if $1;" matched abc5 22:07 >

The greedy quantifier in the regex term .* eats up as much of the search string as possible, thereby ensuring that the last match is found.

Hope that helps,

Athanasius <°(((><contra mundum Iustus alius egestas vitae, eros Piratica,

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