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Simple Exact string match

Posted by hugo_owen (hugo_owen), 3 October 2006
I'm trying to match an exact string but the following matches similar strings:- I've tried the following:

if ( $string =~ /^j66711$/)

This also matches  j6671 and many others - I just want to match the string EXACTLY.

Cheers for any help.

Posted by admin (Graham Ellis), 3 October 2006
Odd - with ^ on the start and $ on the end it should work ....

However, for an exact string match you can write
if ($string eq 'j66711') ...
and that will match exactly without using regular expressions.

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