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Re: Re: substring exists at particular postion?

by joealba (Hermit)
on May 23, 2002 at 13:11 UTC ( [id://168756]=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: substring exists at particular postion?
in thread substring exists at particular postion?

What about this too (borrowing from hotshot's example):
my $bigStr = 'Once upon a time there was a little programer'; my $littleStr = 'time'; if ($bigStr =~ /^(.*?)$littleStr/) { my $position = length($1); print "Found $littleStr at position $position\n"; # Do whatever depending on the position returned }
Since you mentioned that you'd be looking for the string in more than one position, this will allow you to do the match once.

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