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Answer: How do I escape special characters like . / or in a regular expression?

by vroom (Pope)
on Jan 21, 2000 at 00:48 UTC ( #2261=categorized answer: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

Q&A > regular expressions > How do I escape special characters like . / or | in a regular expression? - Answer contributed by vroom

Precede the special characters with \ ie:
$filename=~/.*\.txt$/ # matches anything ending with .txt;

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