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Re: Passing regex to a subroutine

by aitap (Deacon)
on Oct 12, 2012 at 19:33 UTC ( #998779=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Passing regex to a subroutine

Did you mean my @list = grep { $_ =~ $regexStr } glob "$getDir/*";? (untested)

Sorry if my advice was wrong.


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Re^2: Passing regex to a subroutine
by ll001 (Initiate) on Oct 12, 2012 at 19:47 UTC

    That's what was missing. I had created a chicken and egg situation for myself because I had not expanded it correctly. Thanks for the help. -J

      Actually your problem was that you passed the regex to a command (`dir`) that didn't understand it. Doing it all in Perl makes much more sense of course, but if the suffix is significant you'll still have to integrate it into the regex.

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