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Re: Regex: Changing $1

by space_monk (Chaplain)
on Sep 04, 2013 at 14:30 UTC ( #1052355=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Regex: Changing $1

Try

open (FH,"test.test") or die; while(<FH>) { if ($_ =~ /"(.+?)"/) { print "Matched: $1\n"; s/$1/New string/; } print; }
P.S. You can make a one liner out of this
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Re^2: Regex: Changing $1
by choroba (Abbot) on Sep 04, 2013 at 14:36 UTC
    Only works if $1 does not contain any special characters. Prepend \Q to "quote" all the special characters in $1.
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Re^2: Regex: Changing $1
by hdb (Parson) on Sep 04, 2013 at 14:39 UTC

    Is problematic if $1 also matches outside of the quotes, e.g. test "test".



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