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Answer: How do I strip lines prefixed by a

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Q&A > regular expressions > How do I strip lines prefixed by a "#" contributed by runrig

Simplest is to:
while (<INFILE>) { next if /^#/; # or next if substr($_,0,1) eq '#'; $content .= $_; };

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RE: Answer: How do I strip lines prefixed by a
by Coplan (Pilgrim) on Oct 25, 2000 at 07:37 UTC
    Ok....that works great!

    But I am (unfortunately) a beginner Perl Hacker. So could you (or someone) please explain what exactly you did?

    I think it's the ^ that confuses me a bit.

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