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How do I split up a long string with no spaces?

by vroom (Pope)
on Apr 26, 2000 at 03:35 UTC ( #9134=categorized question: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??
Contributed by vroom on Apr 26, 2000 at 03:35 UTC
Q&A  > regular expressions

Answer: How do I split a long string without any spaces up?
contributed by vroom

$string=~s/(\S{$numoflettersbeforebreaking})/$1 /g;
Answer: How do I split up a long string with no spaces?
contributed by Daddio

You can also create a neat array of the strings using this:

my $string = "thisisalongstringofcharacters"; my (@strings) = split /(.{5})/,$string;

Season the '5' in the split to taste. Gives a nice array for use in whatever you need it for.

Answer: How do I split up a long string with no spaces?
contributed by Anonymous Monk


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