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Re^5: Help with a regular expression for file name parsing
in thread Help with a regular expression for file name parsing
Such a regular expression cannot exist, not in an if block
OK, understood. I'll have to do it in two or more steps, then.
You can match the filename portion (for which you already got a regex that works), but you have to remove the quotes and escapes afterwards (using s///|substitution operator)
OK, that's what I'll do, although just removing the backslashes seems too primitive to me. I'll try to find a better solution.