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Answer: How do I return the first n words of a string?

by Fastolfe (Vicar)
on Oct 26, 2000 at 18:59 UTC ( #38628=categorized answer: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

Q&A > strings > How do I return the first n words of a string? - Answer contributed by Fastolfe

The first two things that come to my mind:
$_ = "some string with multiple words"; @first_three = (split)[0..2]; # or ($first_three) = /^\s*(\S+\s+\S+\s+\S+)/;
You can probably adapt either of these to your purposes.

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