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How can I delete a part of a string?

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Contributed by Anonymous Monk on Feb 06, 2001 at 05:50 UTC
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Answer: How can I delete a part of a string?
contributed by I0

What part of the string do you want to delete?
You might assign "" to a substr, or you might use s///, or perhaps chomp or chop, depending on how you specify the part to be deleted.

Answer: How can I delete a part of a string?
contributed by ariels

Expanding on japhy:

$x = 'Just another COBOL hacker,'; substr($x,13,5) = 'Perl';
Saying substr($x,13,5,'Perl') would work as well, but I find it less clear.
Answer: How can I delete a part of a string?
contributed by japhy

I'd use substr().

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