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Answer: How do I remove whitespace at the beginning or end of my string?

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Q&A > regular expressions > How do I remove whitespace at the beginning or end of my string? contributed by vroom

Use substitution along with the special characters ^ and $ which match the beginning and end of strings respectively along with \s which matches whitespace;
$string=~s/^\s+//; $string=~s/\s+$//;

Edited by davido: Removed useless use of /g modifier.

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