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  • \Q metaquoting escape sequence to disable all metacharacters 'special meanings like this:

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  • When the user enters something like "ab", the expanded match becomes "ABORT" =~ /^\ab/i after variable substitution and metaquoting.

    --Tom Christiansen & Nathan Torkington, 2003, Perl Cookbook: Solutions and Examples for Perl Programmers, 2nd edition, p. 227

    July 15, 2008