Off Topic Regex Question

Roger Williams root at
Thu Aug 28 11:03:09 PDT 2003

I know thins is not the place but I know one of you know this one off the
top of your head.

I have:

$list = "dog 1 1 1 cat 2 1 snake 111"
and I want to end up with:
dog 1 cat 2 snake 1
I thought
$list =~ s/ \d \d/ \d/g;
would do the trick, but that gives me:
dog d 1 1 cat d snake d 1


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