Escape wildcard in Perl

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Let's say you've a string of data that contains the wildcard character.

my $foo = "b*r";

 

Printing foo will display the wildcard. 

print "$foo\n";
b*r

 


Remove the wildcard character

If you do not need the wildcard character, it probably makes sense to just remove the wildcard character all together. This removes the wildcard character from $foo.

$foo =~ s|\*||;

 



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