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perll, how to extract word in paren using regex

Posted on 2011-10-23
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Last Modified: 2012-05-12
# I have data is this format, how to extract first name and last name
$fullName = "lastname(firstname)";
$fullName = "jones-smith(billy-bob)";

#How to regex to get $1 and $2 as last name and first name?
Question by:rgbcof
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$fullName =~ /(.*)\((.*)\)/;

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You solved it.  Thanks.

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