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Snippet Name: Count words or terms

Description: Count the number of times a given word or character appears in a string.

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Author: CoderZone
Language: PERL
Highlight Mode: PERL
Last Modified: March 05th, 2009

# count negative numbers
while ($string =~ /-\d+/g) { $count++ }
print "There are $count negative numbers in the string";
# count asterisks:
$count = ($sentence =~ tr/*/*/);
# count the number of lines containing the word "Sally";
$totalSallys++ if ($line =~ /sally/i)
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