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Re: How does this regex not match?

by targetsmart (Curate)
on Feb 13, 2010 at 14:22 UTC ( #823027=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to How does this regex not match?

quotemeta the pattern variable and use it to match with the string
(will work for your case)

perl -ne "$var = quotemeta('my_stuff[1]=400'); print if /$var/ "

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Re^2: How does this regex not match?
by AnomalousMonk (Abbot) on Feb 15, 2010 at 20:39 UTC

    I am informed by /msg from targetsmart that the example code in Re: How does this regex not match? works in Perl 5.6.1, Windows XP, to demonstrate the operation of quotemeta. I cannot see how, but I cannot test it in 5.6.1 (or even 5.8.x at the moment). It does not work in Strawberry, Windows 7.

    The following example code works to demonstrate  quotemeta in Strawberry

    >perl -wMstrict -le "my $var = quotemeta 'my_stuff[1]'; print 'match' if 'my_stuff[1]=400' =~ /$var/; " match

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