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Perl pos and Solaris cut.

Posted on 2003-10-24
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I'm having trouble finding the equivilant of solaris cut in perl

I need to cut a string such as HSTNTXTXCA and grab the state character possition 5 and 6..

solaris equiv:

TID='HSTNTXBGFOMA'
STATE=`echo $TID|cut -c5-6`
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Question by:Satalink
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ultimatemike earned 100 total points
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Use substr.  it will return the specifified string that you're looking for.


use strict;

my $TID='HSTNTXBGFOMA';
my $state= substr($TID,  4, 2 );
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by:geotiger
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Or use pattern match as this:

my $tt = "ddff33yy";
my ($s) = ($tt =~ /^\w\w\w\w(\w\w)/);
print "S=$s\n";


GT
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