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

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Q&A > strings > How do I pull n characters off the front of a string? 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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