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Re^2: Parsing a Word placed between special characters

by davido (Archbishop)
on May 01, 2013 at 19:02 UTC ( #1031632=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Parsing a Word placed between special characters
in thread Parsing a Word placed between special characters

If someone posts \[abc\] without <code> tags, everyone will see \abc\. What's unclear to me is if the backslashes are significant or not.


Dave


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Re^3: Parsing a Word placed between special characters
by Laurent_R (Monsignor) on May 01, 2013 at 20:15 UTC
    I agree, the input is unclear.
      Thanks to everyone who responded. The query was in fact obscure since I didn't use the <code> tag. Please find the query in a proper format below.

      I have a file called names.txt with the following content
      john[JM]mcgroddy
      stephen[SG]gomsey
      yuri[YA]alchenko

      I was trying to extract the initials placed between special characters  [ and ] and output this to a new file initials.txt as

      JM
      SG
      YA

      .

      I hope that I have clarified the question. Thanks once again to those who guided me the correct regex. Regards, PS.

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