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How to replace the string within a string

by Anonymous Monk
on Feb 03, 2001 at 05:18 UTC ( #56175=perlquestion: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??
Anonymous Monk has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

I want to replace <P> in my string. I have to search for the <P> and replace it with space. Thanks

Title edit by tye, dropped a "g"

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Re: How to replace the string withing a string
by coolmichael (Deacon) on Feb 04, 2001 at 02:02 UTC
    $_="I want to replace <P> in my string. I have to search for the <P> a +nd replace it with space. Thanks"; s/<P>/ /gi; print;
    results in:
    I want to replace in my string. I have to search for the and repla +ce it with space. Thanks
    update: You might also want to try perldoc perlre which explains regular expressions fairly well.
Re: How to replace the string withing a string
by MeowChow (Vicar) on Feb 03, 2001 at 05:20 UTC
    s/<P>/ /g

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