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removing a character at the begining of a variable

removing a character at the begining of a variable

removing a character at the begining of a variable

(OP)
I know how to remove a character at the end of a line using chop but I want to remove  a character at the beginning of the variable ie:

//tools/build/Operate/Operate1_2.bin

to

/tools/build/Operate/Operate1_2.bin

right now I am using a split to get at the directory path and then reforming it

$PathOnly = "";
$Target = /tools/build/Operate/Operate1_2.bin;

@Path = split(/\//,$Target);

for($i = 0; $i < $#Path; $i++)
{
    next if $Path[$i] =~ /[\ \t\n]+/;
    $PathOnly = join( '/',$Path[$i],$PathOnly);
}

Any ideas on how to remove the extra character or a better way to do this?

Miah

RE: removing a character at the begining of a variable



$var =~ s/^.//;

adam@aauser.com

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