You might invite yourself to write a documentation update proposal for perlretut . You seem to know how perlretut should cater the lazy. Oh wait, you are lazy, hmmm... :-)
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Anyway, I read perlretut and since I still did not completely understood it, I also read perlrequick,
Perl Intro regarding Regular Expressions,
Five Habits for Successful Regular Expressions,
perlop, split and finally perlre.
This monastery has a lot more to offer in addition, to start with just what is listed in the Tutorials section:
String matching and Regular Expressions, Quantifiers in regular expressions, Character Class Abbreviations, Pattern-matching examples, Split and join, Pattern Matching Exercises (and solutions), and more complex tutorials by
chromatic, OM_Zen, Cody Pendant, diotalevi and Elian. Abigail-ii wrote numerous insightful nodes about regular expressions.
I should not forget to mention the books
Mastering Regular Expressions
Regular Expression Pocket Reference.
And even though I think I don't understand it completely and also I certainly can't remember it all, I do practice it a bit and one day I might answer questions here about it.
I disagree that a referral to /c should be given near the /g info. Regular expressions are so very useful, that though complicated, they deserve close study, and since a lot of information is available for free in quite a readable and understandable manner, reading it will bring you quite some wisdom.