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string manipulation

n4narik
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i have a path to a file: x:\dir1\dir2\test.txt < this path is generated dynamically.
i need a way to get only x:\dir1 from that string. i.e. get the drive and the first directory.
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Top Expert 2006
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my $path = 'x:\dir1\dir2\test.txt';
my ($first_dir) = $path =~ m#^(\w:\\[^\\]+)\\#;
print $first_dir;

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Top Expert 2009

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You could use a regex:
$path =~ s/(.{3}[^\\]+)/$1/;



or use the File::Spec module:
use File::Spec;
($volume,$dirs,$file)=File::Spec->splitpath($path);
$dir1=(File::Spec->splitdir($dirs))[1];
$path="$volume\\$dir1";
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