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Re: First word

by haoess (Curate)
on Apr 24, 2008 at 08:56 UTC ( #682585=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to First word

$ perl -wle 'print shift =~ /^(\w+)\b/' "That's my sentence." That

As you can see, \w matches a word character, and \b marks the end of the first word (since we're matching the beginning aka ^ of the string).

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Re^2: First word
by grizzley (Chaplain) on Apr 24, 2008 at 09:49 UTC
    You don't need \b because \w+ is greedy.

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