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### Re: A problem with using the split command

 on Apr 30, 2004 at 20:10 UTC ( #349502=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to A problem with using the split command

split actually takes a m// for it's first argument, not just a string. Try:

```foreach my \$pwd (split(/\\/,'\foo\foo1\foo2')) {
The reason it was failing with \\ was that in a string, the '\\' turns into a literal \ after interpolation. That single \ is then passed to the regex engine as the RE, which is invalid as \ is special in a RE.

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