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Re^2: regex for identifying encrypted text

by sundialsvc4 (Abbot)
on May 16, 2018 at 20:49 UTC ( #1214691=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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in thread regex for identifying encrypted text

To my reading, the OP implies that the set private key command occurs in a single line which also includes the cipher payload complete with both brackets.   In that case, I think that I would expand upon my previously-suggested regex to include the command, the space and double-quote, and the cipher header bracket ... then proceeding non-greedily to the corresponding footer-bracket and the final quote, knowing that thereby you have got it all.   Substitute an empty-string for the whole thing, and the problem is solved.   Multi-line logic would be only slightly more complicated, and all of it can be buried within a subroutine so that the rest of the program doesn’t have to deal with it.   Because the brackets are there and can be relied-upon, the OP does not have to come up with a “regex for identifying encrypted text.”

Just my two cents ...

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