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[ale] Yet another regex question
- Subject: [ale] Yet another regex question
- From: esoteric at 3times25.net (Geoffrey)
- Date: Sat, 13 Aug 2005 10:50:44 -0400
- In-reply-to: <[email protected]>
- References: <[email protected]>
Christopher Fowler wrote:
> I'm trying to create a regex that will catch only the string 'ABCDEF'
> If the string is '% ABCDEF' I do not want the POSIX regex engine to
> catch. Is there a way I can create a regex that will ignore 'ABCDEF' if
> it it preceeded with a '%\s'? The \s is a space.
I guess it might depend on the bigger picture of what you're trying to
do. I assume ABCDEF is just an example. Do you want to exlude
ANYTHING that is prefixed by '% ' ?
If so, you could simply do something like this in perl in the context of
/^% / && next;
that's assuming it's starting a line.
My point is, I don't know that you've provided enough info regarding
what you're actually trying to accomplish.
Until later, Geoffrey