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How do I print a quotation-mark?

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Contributed by Anonymous Monk on Aug 11, 2000 at 17:49 UTC
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Answer: How do I print a quotation-mark?
contributed by merlyn

For all stringish things, putting a backslash in front of the closing delimiter reduces it to ordinary character status:

my $string = "He said, \"That's a lie!\"";
Answer: How do I print a quotation-mark?
contributed by turnstep

Use some other string delimter, such as single quote (') or qq (as in qq(...) or qq/.../):

print qq[And vroom said "Let there be nodes!" and there were nodes.\n] +;
Use a "here-document" syntax:
print <<"WALDO"; "Where is Waldo?" asked the creature? It replied "On the next line!" WALDO
Answer: How do I print a quotation-mark?
contributed by nardo

You could also enclose it in single quotes.

Answer: How do I print a quotation-mark?
contributed by toolic

If you just need a quote character all by itself, you can make one using the chr function: Use the ASCII code for the double quote character ("). With chr:

print chr(34); my $quot = chr(34); print "This is ${quot}not$quot a quote.\n";

Use the octal or hexadecimal escape code:

print "\042"; print "\x22";

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