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Answer: How do I split up a long string with no spaces?

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Q&A > regular expressions > How do I split up a long string with no spaces? contributed by Daddio

You can also create a neat array of the strings using this:

my $string = "thisisalongstringofcharacters"; my (@strings) = split /(.{5})/,$string;

Season the '5' in the split to taste. Gives a nice array for use in whatever you need it for.

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