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Re: Increment a string with letters and numbers

by kcott (Chancellor)
on Mar 28, 2013 at 09:08 UTC ( #1025913=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Increment a string with letters and numbers

G'day mrguy123,

The following substitution should do what you want:

s/(\d+)$/my $y = $1; ++$y/e

In use with your specific example:

$ perl -Mstrict -Mwarnings -E ' my $x = q{EVO:0000023}; $x =~ s/(\d+)$/my $y = $1; ++$y/e; say $x ' EVO:0000024

And, assuming you want 0000099 to roll over to 0000100, this works unchanged:

$ perl -Mstrict -Mwarnings -E ' my $x = q{EVO:0000099}; $x =~ s/(\d+)$/my $y = $1; ++$y/e; say $x ' EVO:0000100

-- Ken

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Re^2: Increment a string with letters and numbers
by NetWallah (Canon) on Mar 28, 2013 at 19:12 UTC
    Slightly shorter version of Ken's idea, taking advantage of auto-localization of $_:
    >perl -E "$_=shift @ARGV; say qq|Before: $_|; s/(\d+)/++($_=$1)/e; say + qq|after : $_|" EVO:00000000022 Before: EVO:00000000022 after : EVO:00000000023

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