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Re: Extracting Page Name

by choroba (Chancellor)
on Apr 26, 2012 at 23:20 UTC ( #967487=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Extracting Page Name

You can use a regular expression. It matches non-slash characters up to the end of the URL.
my ($pagename) = $url =~ m{([^/]+)$};

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Re^2: Extracting Page Name
by ww (Bishop) on Apr 27, 2012 at 13:54 UTC

    ... but has a (greedy) failure mode:

    C:\>perl -e "my $url = ' +84'; my ($pagename) = $url =~ m{([^/]+)$}; print $pagename;" C:\>
Re^2: Extracting Page Name
by JimStone (Initiate) on Apr 27, 2012 at 00:07 UTC
    Thanks everyone for the quick replies. This regular expression is just what I needed to see what I was doing wrong.

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