>>>>> "da5id" == da5id <da5id@...> writes:
da5id> Just wondering how to search a string for non word characters that
da5id> aren't spaces...
da5id> \W is for a non-word character, \s would find a space, just wondering
da5id> how to put that together in a regex...
You can only "or" together in a char class (this OR that).
But you want to "and". Luckily, DeMorgan's laws teaches us
that the following are equivalent:
(this AND that)
NOT (NOT this OR NOT that)
so it's just a matter of writing it out. You want:
(non-word AND non-space)
which demorgan says is:
NOT (NOT non-word OR NOT non-space)
and reducing the nots:
NOT (word OR space)
and writing that in regex talk:
[ ^ \w \s ]
and removing the spacing:
There ya go. All the chars that are neither word nor space.
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