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Re: Regex Question

by Kenosis (Priest)
on Nov 26, 2012 at 05:46 UTC ( #1005563=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Regex Question

You could use substr for this:

use strict; use warnings; my $string = 'That string is funny!'; if ( substr( $string, 2, 1 ) eq 'a' ) { print 'The third character in $string is an "a".'; }

But if you're set on a regex, the following will match a string whose third character is "a":

$string =~ /^..a/


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by shealyw2 (Initiate) on Nov 26, 2012 at 06:15 UTC
    Thanks, i don't know why i did not think of substring. That defiantly is an option i should have considered.

      You're most welcome, shealyw2!

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