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regexp: match anything but "/"

by ISAI student (Scribe)
on Jun 29, 2005 at 08:34 UTC ( #470923=perlquestion: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??
ISAI student has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

Hello, I want to use regexp to match anything but the char "/". How do I do that? I've tried \/{0,0}, but I didn't get the results that I needed. -ISAI student

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Re: regexp: match anything but "/"
by Zaxo (Archbishop) on Jun 29, 2005 at 08:43 UTC

    A negated character class will do it,

    if ( m![^/]! ) { # . . . }
    I used a different match delimiter so I didn't have to escape "/".

    After Compline,

Re: regexp: match anything but "/"
by blazar (Canon) on Jun 29, 2005 at 09:18 UTC
    As a side note, it may well be that you really need to "match anything but the char "/"" but I can feel a slight XY smell here: what are you really after? Maybe there's a better logic...
Re: regexp: match anything but "/"
by fmerges (Chaplain) on Jun 29, 2005 at 08:54 UTC


    Along with the first answer, take a look at regexp

    Salve, :-)

Re: regexp: match anything but "/"
by l.frankline (Hermit) on Jun 29, 2005 at 14:12 UTC
    the following statement can help u....

    if (m#[^\/]#)
      # do something..

    * Frank *

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