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Re: Re: Re: regex capturing problem

by larryk (Friar)
on Mar 21, 2002 at 16:23 UTC ( #153346=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Re: regex capturing problem
in thread regex capturing problem

The point is not whether it can start matching in the middle of the string but whether it can start _capturing_ in the middle of the string. By adding a + to the first part you allow the RE engine to effectively ignore the ^ anchor while still forcing it to make a match at the end of the string.

perl -le "s,,reverse killer,e,y,rifle,lycra,,print"

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