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Does Perl have a '.Indexof' for counting characters in a string?

Does Perl have a '.Indexof' for counting characters in a string?

Does Perl have a '.Indexof' for counting characters in a string?

If I used JavaScript I would know how to count characters in a string, but in Perl I'm not fimilar on how to accomplish this.

Can Perl do something similar to this?

--if ($company.index == 22)

What I want to do is take the string value of $company and once the string contains 22 characters add a carriage return.


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RE: Does Perl have a '.Indexof' for counting characters in a string?

Try this:

if ( length($company) == 22 ) {
    # Add a carriage return to the end of $company.
    $company .= "\n";

length returns the length of the named string.  The ".=" bit is like saying '$company = $company . "\n"'.  ie, use perls concatenation operator to add the string on the right to the end of the string on the left.

Hope this helps.

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