strtolist/3—divide a string into parts at specified separators

The strtolist/3 function  divides a string into parts at specified separators. The syntax for this function is as follows:

strtolist($STR,$SEP,$FLDS)
$FLDS=strtolist($STR,$SEP)

strtolist/3 arguments

Argument

Mode

Type

Description

$STR

Input

STRING

Specifies the string to be divided into fields

$SEP

Input

STRING

Specifies the separator(s) which separates the pieces of the string into fields

$FLDS

Output

LIST_OF STRING

Retrieved fields

Use the strtolist/3 function to divide a string $STR into pieces, separated by any character from $SEP and collect the fields in $FLDS.

The $FLDS argument can be specified as one variable that will get a list value or it can be specified as a list of as many variables as there are fields in the base string.

strtolist/3 example

strtolist('/usr/bin/mcell.exe	','/.'	,$FLDS);

The input string will be divided into pieces that are separated with forward slash or dot characters. The variable $FLDS will be set to the list [usr,bin,mcell,exe].

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