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Re: how to remove everything before last slash in perl?

by muba (Priest)
on Jun 23, 2012 at 20:08 UTC ( #978014=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to how to remove everything before last slash in perl?

Another approach, if you really want to use a regex, would be to capture just that part that you're interested in:

my $somestring = "y:/home/lib/directory/piano_book"; ($somestring) = $somestring =~ m#([^/]+)$#; print $somestring; __END__ piano_book

Update: or just to show that always TIMTOWTDI:

my $somestring = "y:/home/lib/directory/piano_book"; my $idx = rindex($somestring, "/"); $somestring = substr($somestring, $idx+1); print $somestring;

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Re^2: how to remove everything before last slash in perl?
by Tux (Abbot) on Jun 23, 2012 at 22:58 UTC

    More than one way?

    my $filename = (split m{/} => $full_path)[-1];

    I agree however that File::Basename is way better, as it also deals with filesystems other than Unix-like that use a forward slash.


    Enjoy, Have FUN! H.Merijn

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[choroba]: Yes, sometimes missing ; after the use clause just interprets the next line somehow and passes the result to the used module which could happily ignore it. Been there, seen that.
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