I'm a beginner in Perl, but I think your breakdown of my code explains exactly what I want it to do. I went a little crazy with the escapes though. I'll need the s modifer for some other cases, though it's unnecessary for this example.
I'd like the special meanings of the escaped characters on the right of the s/// to be used. I want the element in which the substitution is taking place (@links1[whatever]) to be referred to when Perl is assiging real text to the special characters.
Not that you're solution is worse than my proposed one, but I was suprised to learn that mine didn't work.
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