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Answer: How do I remove whitespace at the beginning or end of my string?

by Daddio (Chaplain)
on May 12, 2001 at 21:14 UTC ( #79952=categorized answer: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

Q&A > regular expressions > How do I remove whitespace at the beginning or end of my string? - Answer contributed by Daddio

Similarly to infinityandbeyond, you could substitute out the leading and trailing white space like this.

$string =~ s/^\s*(.*?)\s*$/$1/;

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