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Answer: How do I pull n characters off the front of a string?

by arturo (Vicar)
on Apr 24, 2001 at 20:59 UTC ( #75138=categorized answer: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

Q&A > strings > How do I pull n characters off the front of a string? - Answer contributed by arturo

Bah! Why use regexes when there's a faster function designed for the purpose? =)

#assuming $n contains the number ... my $first_n = substr($string, 0, $n); #to grab $n off the end my $last_n = substr($string, -1, $n);

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