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Perl Regular Expression?

Posted on 2011-05-12
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Last Modified: 2012-05-11
So I have a string that is always contains general. and is following by some text and number. I need a regular expression to remove the general. and only leave anything after the period.
$before = general.XXXXX
Some regular expression that will remove general.
$after = XXXXX

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Question by:KGNickl
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farzanj earned 2000 total points
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$before = 'general.XXXXX';

$before =~ m/general\.(.*)/;

$after = $1;
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ID: 35751483
This would also work

my $before = 'general.XXXXX';
my ($after) = $before  =~ m/general\.(.*)/;

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