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David O'Dell
December 31, 2002 10:16
substitution or matching regex
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I have a variable:
$NUM = '14.45905495';
and I want to remove the trailing digits and only leave 2 after the period
so it ends up


I've tried to do this but it appears to return as an array and always prints
out "1".

#!perl -w

$NUM = '14.45905495';
@POST = ($NUM =~ /\d\.\d{2}/);
print "new value is $POST[0]\n";

after being run

$ ./
new value is 1

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