Perl quotemeta Function

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Description

This function escapes all meta-characters in EXPR. For example, quotemeta("AB*..C") returns "'AB\*\.\.C".

Syntax

Following is the simple syntax for this function:

quotemeta EXPR

Return Value

This function returns a string with all meta-characters escaped.

Example

Following is the example code showing its basic usage:

#!/usr/bin/perl -w

print quotemeta("AB*\n[.]*");

When above code is executed, it produced following result

AB\*\
\[\.\]\*


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