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Re^3: How do I truncate a string while preserving words?

by tomfahle (Priest)
on May 12, 2007 at 14:28 UTC ( #615077=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^2: How do I truncate a string while preserving words?
in thread How do I truncate a string while preserving words?

Try Text::Autformat and split to get the first line.

use strict; use warnings; use Text::Autoformat; my $string = 'A lengthy text with more than xxx characters to demonstr +ate truncate'; print "Before: $string\n"; print 'Length: ' , length($string) , "\n"; my $truncated = &truncate($string,20); print "After: $truncated\n"; print 'Length: ' , length($truncated) , "\n"; ########################################################### sub truncate { my $string = shift @_; my $length = 75; $length = shift if @_; $string = autoformat($string, { left => 0, right => $length , widow => 0, }); ($string) = split(/\n/,$string); # Just the first element return $string; } ## ########################################################### +
Just my two cents. Hope this helps


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