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Re^3: a regular expression question

by roboticus (Chancellor)
on Dec 18, 2012 at 15:41 UTC ( #1009408=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^2: a regular expression question
in thread a regular expression question

brassbin:

As toolic mentioned, the .* construct is greedy and tries to get the longest match. If you turn it into .*?, it then looks for the shortest match. If you read the link he provided, you could verify that yourself.

...roboticus

When your only tool is a hammer, all problems look like your thumb.


Comment on Re^3: a regular expression question
Re^4: a regular expression question
by brassbin (Novice) on Dec 18, 2012 at 17:07 UTC
    Thank you toolic, roboticus!
Reaped: Re^4: a regular expression question
by NodeReaper (Curate) on Dec 18, 2012 at 22:36 UTC
Re^4: a regular expression question
by brassbin (Novice) on Dec 18, 2012 at 22:39 UTC

    i don't know why a line that contains the words

    thank you

    doesn't show up

Re^4: a regular expression question
by brassbin (Novice) on Jan 29, 2013 at 14:29 UTC

    i haven't figured out all the rules yet of posting, but i meant to say thank you for your help

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