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Answer: How do I remove whitespace at the beginning or end of my string?

by infinityandbeyond (Sexton)
on Apr 20, 2000 at 23:01 UTC ( #8244=categorized answer: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

Q&A > regular expressions > How do I remove whitespace at the beginning or end of my string? - Answer contributed by infinityandbeyond

One line is just as good.
#replace 0 or more whitespaces at the beginning # or 0 or more whitespaces at the end # with nothing $string =~ s/^\s+|\s+$//g;
Credit to perlmonkey for corrections to original post -- Ed.

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