replace <br>, <br/> and <br /> by \n

How to replace - in one line - every <br>, <br/> and <br /> in line by \n.


$test = "this is<br>working<br />example<br/>replacement!";


$test = "this is\nworking\nexample\nreplacement!";
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This'll replace each possible case with a newline.

 use strict;

 $_ = "a<br>b<br/>c<br />";

 s/<br>|<br\/>|<br \/>/\n/g;

Actually, that regular expression could be changed to:

It says "a <br" followed by 0 or more spaces, then an optional slash, then a >"


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This should work.  Don 't forget to add the "g" in the substitution for multiple substitution and "i" to make it case insensitive [i assume sometimes you will find <BR> instead of <br>?]..

#!/usr/bin/perl -w
use strict;

my $test = "this is<br>working<br />example<br/>replacement!";
$test =~ s/<br>|<br\/>|<br \/>/\n/ig;
print "test --> ", $test, "\n";

# output
test --> this is

sorry, did some cross posting :-S.  Mike was too fast ;-)
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