in reply to Search string without using regexp
Three word magic!
Three words written by you are more impacting than the entire two big paragraphs written in the previous posts!
That is sad, those previous paragraphs really aren't big, and there is no magic involved, merely the basics (addition/subtraction). If I were you I would read Perl documentation documentation, Searching Perl Documentation, How to Read Perldocs, all part of Tutorials sections Understanding and Using PerlMonks, Getting Started with Perl, http://perldoc.perl.org/index-functions-by-cat.html#Functions-for-SCALARs-or-strings
Read a book on Perl
Written a book on Perl
Contributed to the Perl source code
Debugged someone else's script
Played Perl Golf
Used regular expressions to save the day
Used Perl for a certain amount of time (please specify)
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Visited at least x Perl related events
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Forgotten you were not Larry Wall
One can never truly know Perl
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