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Re: correct usage of q, quotemeta, with s///

by termix (Beadle)
on May 30, 2002 at 22:36 UTC ( #170536=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to correct usage of q, quotemeta, with s///

You have a single space before and a single space after both the strings. Is that a required effect? Notice:

my $page="nospaceLOTSnospace space LOTS space"; my $old_text = qq ( LOTS ); my $new_text = qq ( LESS ); $page =~ s/$old_text/$new_text/g; print $page;

... will output ...

nospaceLOTSnospace space LESS space

The first "LOTS" does not get replaced because you are replacing " LOTS " (space before and after) with " LESS "

-- termix

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Re: Re: correct usage of q, quotemeta, with s///
by cidaris (Friar) on May 30, 2002 at 23:52 UTC
    The spacing is irrelevant, (perhaps I should have noted that) I simply used it for illustration purposes.

    "LOTS" simply indicates several lines of HTML that include double-quotes, slashes, you name it. (Note: several lines)

    my $page is also several lines of HTML, the contents of an entire file, actually.
    I'm trying to replace multiple lines of code (compressed into a single string) in one big string (the entire file) with another string (more lines of code).

    I hope this is somewhat clearer.

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