regexp problem

If I am converting text to html and want to replace spaces with &nbsp's, how would I write the reg exp IF I only want to do the replacement when there are more than 1 space:

1 space becomes 1 space
2 spaces becomes &nbsp&nbsp
3 spaces becomes &nbsp&nbsp&nbsp
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Kim RyanIT ConsultantCommented:
Note that \s means all white space (tab, CR etc) rather than just the space character.
$str =~ /\s{2,}/ and $str =~ s/ /&nbsp/g;
red5Author Commented:
umm, didn't quite work...

this is my test:

$str = "A B C  D   E";
$str =~ /\s{2,}/ and $str =~ s/ /&nbsp/g;
print $str;



and I want:

A B C&nbsp&nbspD&nbsp&nbsp&nbspE
$str =~ s/(\s{2,})/" "x length $1/eg;

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red5Author Commented:
that's it.
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