Perl: Increment a number in a text file

I have a manifest file that contains a build_version=XX number field (among a lot of others) that I want to automatically increment. Here is a simple Perl one-liner to increment that number in a given file.

perl -pi -e 's/(build_version)=(\d+)/"build_version=" . ($2 + 1)/e' manifest

In this example the /e in the regexp says that the replace value is an expression. In this case the replace value is some math that add adds one to the current value.



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