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Re: Removing extra spaces

by johngg (Abbot)
on Jul 31, 2012 at 09:16 UTC ( #984588=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Removing extra spaces

You could use a negative look-ahead to replace any space that is not followed by a space with nothing. This will break down if there are more than two spaces though.

knoppix@Microknoppix:~$ perl -E ' > $dateStr = q{ 2 0 1 2 - 7 - 2 7 9 : 3 7 : 3 1 }; > $dateStr =~ s{\s(?!\s)}{}g; > say $dateStr;' 2012-7-27 9:37:31 knoppix@Microknoppix:~$

Cheers,

JohnGG

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