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Re: Counting characters in a string

by valentin (Abbot)
on Feb 06, 2004 at 14:40 UTC ( #327084=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Counting characters in a string

print map { "$_\n" } $string =~ /.{1,5}/g;

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Re: Re: Counting characters in a string
by ysth (Canon) on Feb 06, 2004 at 16:02 UTC
    That will stop at every newline and continue again after it:
    $ perl -we'$string = "abcdef\nghijk\nlmno\npqr\nst\nu"; > print map { "$_\n" } $string =~ /.{1,5}/g;' abcde f ghijk lmno pqr st u
    You either want the //s flag on the match or some other way of dealing with newlines.
      thanks, you are right //s is fine for me.

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