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Answer: How do I remove whitespace at the beginning or end of my string?

by vroom (Pope)
on Jan 21, 2000 at 00:45 UTC ( #2259=categorized answer: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

Q&A > regular expressions > How do I remove whitespace at the beginning or end of my string? - Answer contributed by vroom

Use substitution along with the special characters ^ and $ which match the beginning and end of strings respectively along with \s which matches whitespace;
$string=~s/^\s+//; $string=~s/\s+$//;

Edited by davido: Removed useless use of /g modifier.

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