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Answer: How do I insert characters at certain positions in a string?

by Anonymous Monk
on Sep 16, 2003 at 22:28 UTC ( #291981=categorized answer: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

Q&A > strings > How do I insert characters at certain positions in a string? - Answer contributed by Anonymous Monk

If you do not want to replace the character you can set the substring length to zero.
my $padded = 'ABCDEFG'; substr($padded, 2, 0) = '1'; substr($padded, 1, 0) = '2';
This will result in 'A2B1CDEFG'

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