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Old 11-13-2003, 02:29 PM   #1
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Simple Perl Question

Is there a way to compare strings in Perl ignoring the case of the characters?

For example:

$str1 = "somestring";
$str2 = "SomeString";

if ($str1 eq $str2) {
print "Success!!";

I want "Success!!" to happen here, but the case of the strings would have to be ignored.

Sorry if this is a dumb question - I'm new to Perl!
Old 11-13-2003, 09:17 PM   #2
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You can use case-insensitive regular expression pattern matching. If you're planning on doing much Perl programming you should buy "Programming Perl", which is the best reference book on the language. See the "Pattern Matching" section of that book.

if( $str1 =~ /$str2/i ) {
   print( "Success!!\n" );

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