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[ale] Foolish Perl Question
- Subject: [ale] Foolish Perl Question
- From: oloryn at benshome.net (Ben Coleman)
- Date: Fri, 22 Mar 2002 15:21:01 -0500
On Fri, 22 Mar 2002 15:06:19 -0500, Bob Kruger wrote:
You're close. Try
$line =~ s/\[font.*?]//g
Note the use of the non-greedy match (the *?, instead of just *). If
you don't do this, it will match everything from the first font tag in
the line up to the last ] in the line, whether or not it's part of the
The other, typical alternative is
the [\]] matches any character that is *not* a ], so the regex won't
end up matching beyond the font tag.
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