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Hi, I'm having trouble with this regex. Here is what I do:

$text = 'abc="123" def="456"';

$text =~ s/abc="(.*)"/;

print $1;

the value of $1 I get is
123" def="456
but I only want 123. I actually don't know the string within the quote, it could be anything. The thing I know is abc="<string>" and def="<string>"
How do I specify such that the second quote of "(.*)" is the next quote, instead of the last quote of the wholte string?

Any idea? Thanks much!
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$text =~ /abc="(.*?)"/;
or
$text =~ /abc="([^"]*)/";
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sorry, /abc="([^"]*)/" should have been /abc="([^"]*)"/
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Excellent! Thank you!
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