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Re: need help to replace string in a line

by moritz (Cardinal)
on Nov 24, 2012 at 16:22 UTC ( #1005390=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to need help to replace string in a line

I haven't checked it, but I guess your extensive use of .*? is causing trouble. That can match lots of stuff you don't want it to match. Be more specific!

For example:

/ nf\w* \h* = \h* \d+ /x # ^ don't make the = optional # ^^^ not arbitrary characters, just allow word characters / nf\w+ \h* = \h* \{ [^}]+ \}/ # ^^^^ don't allow a closing bracket inside the bra +ckets

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