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(zdog) Re: how to get the number of times a pattern matched

by zdog (Priest)
on Jun 02, 2001 at 00:43 UTC ( #85070=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to how to get the number of times a pattern matched

The pattern matching function m// should return the number of times the pattern matched.

Update: Wups. My mistake. Nevermind.

Update 2: However, s/// does what I thought m// does, so you can do something like:

my $count = ($string =~ s/(pattern)/$1/g;)

Good luck.

Zenon Zabinski | zdog | zdog7@hotmail.com

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