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Re: Fetch filename onlyby serf (Chaplain)
|on Feb 10, 2006 at 19:14 UTC||Need Help??|
File::Basename is the most robust and portable way to do this.
If you still wanted to do it via regexp instead you could do something like:
(which says remove any characters up to and including the last backslash)
NB(1): This uses =~, not = as you have in your example.
In your example, by using \w\:\\ you were trying to cater for the ones which start with a drive letter [CG]:\,
You could have done the "drive letter" ones with:
$name =~ s/^\w:\\.*\\//; (Note: The : doesn't need escaping here)
NB(2): Think about the fact that the path will have word characters and spaces and backslashes in it,
Also all of these regexps *have* to finish with a \\ to terminate the match, otherwise the greediness will go on and eat up the filename as well.