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Cannot make this simple regexp work

Cannot make this simple regexp work

Cannot make this simple regexp work

My brain must be short circuited!!


$string = 'trunk.codeanalysis.test';
print "\$string = $string\n";

if ($string = m/trunk\.codeanalysis\.([a-z]+)/) {
  $suffix = $1; 
  print "Match - #$suffix#\n";
} else {
  print "No match!!\n";
exit 0; 

A test run:


% ./test.pl
$string = trunk.codeanalysis.test
No match!! 

How can it not find the match???

Please help to modify $string and keep the regexp so that a match is guaranteed.
[Note] I got this regexp from another place. I just want to construct a string to make "if ($string = m/trunk\.codeanalysis\.([a-z]+)/)" block work.


RE: Cannot make this simple regexp work


CODE --> Perl ( fragment )

if ($string =~ m/trunk\.codeanalysis\.([a-z]+)/) 


RE: Cannot make this simple regexp work

Holly! My brain is indeed short circuited!!!

Thank you, feherke!!

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