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Matching Newlines in RegExp
thanks for you replies. I am well aware that I was in no state of mind to either hunt bugs or post questions.
When later I broke the problem at hand down to a small test programm I found that my first guess actually worked (that making me feel less stupid :-).
The real problem was another regexp from another module from a quite largy (self written) library. Anyway, today, with a fresh mind, I could solve this.
you begin bashing the string with a +42 regexp of confusion