Perl 5 version 8.3 documentation


  • quotemeta EXPR
  • quotemeta

    Returns the value of EXPR with all non-"word" characters backslashed. (That is, all characters not matching /[A-Za-z_0-9]/ will be preceded by a backslash in the returned string, regardless of any locale settings.) This is the internal function implementing the \Q escape in double-quoted strings.

    If EXPR is omitted, uses $_ .