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Alternative with regex:
sub trimTo { my ($line, $length) = @_; $line =~ s/^(.{0,$length}\s|.{$length}).*/$1.../; return $line; }
I think has the same behaviour as the others. Not tested fully. Not that I think it's any faster than any substr method, but it's an alternative.

In reply to Re: In search of a better way to trim string by Jasper
in thread In search of a better way to trim string by kiat

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