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Re^2: What is missing from the beginning of this string?

by japhy (Canon)
on Oct 08, 2010 at 13:13 UTC ( [id://864201] : note . print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: What is missing from the beginning of this string?
in thread What is missing from the beginning of this string?

Your regex solution s/^(.*?)(\w+\.)/$2/ should work perfectly for this.

The mad scientist in me, though, is still wondering if there's a way to do this sort of thing abstractly: to provide a prefix for a string where the prefix may be only partially present. I'll think about it later. It's Friday.


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