Re: how to write this Regular Expression?

by polypompholyx (Chaplain)
 on Sep 19, 2005 at 15:39 UTC ( #493186=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to how to write this Regular Expression?

Best shot, given the poorly-posed question...

```use strict;

# Single quote string, and back-whack the backslashes
# to avoid misinterpretation (by readers, if not by perl).

my \$strInputFileName = 'D:\\direcorty\\file.ext';

# Globally replace backslashes with four backslashes.
# Note that these all need backwhacking too, since
# regex acts somewhat like a quoted string.

\$strInputFileName =~ s{\\}{\\\\\\\\}g;

I don't know what you're doing with the escaped quotes though. Also, it's directory, not 'direcorty'.

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