If you’re learning how to use Perl, you may already be aware of its power as a text processing language. It gets that power in a number of ways, not the least of which is its built-in string operators and string functions. This three-part article series will show you some of the many ways in which you can process strings in Perl. It is excerpted from chapter nine of the book Beginning Perl, Second Edition, written by James Lee (Apress; ISBN: 159059391X).

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