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Perl: Remove last non-white space character from string (most elegant solution?)

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What is the most concise way to remove the last non-white space character from a string?
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$string =~ s/\S(\s*)$/$1/ if you need to retain the whitespace at the end
$string =~ s/\S\s*$// if you don't need to retain the whitespace at the end
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