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Re: FAST way to pull multiple lines around a keyword
in thread FAST way to pull multiple lines around a keyword
Thanks. I think I may do what you suggest.
One thing I did which DID speed things up very much was add a line break (/n) at the beginning and end of the match. That way there is only one possible match (for each keyword). What it was doing before was taking every possible combination of characters from the previous line and the subsequent line (i.e., .+) and then picking the longest one. Including the line break explicitly gives it only one choice.