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Function similar to Replace in ASP

Function similar to Replace in ASP

Function similar to Replace in ASP

(OP)
Hi,

I need to know if perl have a function similar to Replace in ASP. I want to replace a dot(.) and a comma in a value for nothing.

Thank you.

RE: Function similar to Replace in ASP

Perl has a substitute function - read the perldoc by doing "perldoc perlop" and search for "substitution" - you'll find a section that starts with

   s/PATTERN/REPLACEMENT/egimosx

To substitute for both dot and comma, you'd need 2 substitute commands - one for each.

There's also a "transliteration" function like

   tr/SEARCHLIST/REPLACEMENTLIST/cds

and can also be found in "perldoc perlop".  Here's a little test I did with tr:

    ### tr (transliterate) example ###
   my $c = "abc,def.ghi";
   print "\$c before = <$c>\n";
   
   print "\$c after  = <$c>\n";

Output:
------
$c before = <abc,def.ghi>
$c after  = <abc def ghi>

if you just want to *remove* the dot and the comma, then your tr would look like this:

   $c =~ tr/,.//d; # d for delete

HTH.


Hardy Merrill
Mission Critical Linux, Inc.
http://www.missioncriticallinux.com

RE: Function similar to Replace in ASP

lucid,
why the []s?

Won't this work?
$var =~ s/\.|,//g;

??


 
 
 keep the rudder amid ship and beware the odd typo

RE: Function similar to Replace in ASP

sure... i just like to do it that way.

adam@aauser.com

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