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22145RE: [NTB] RegEx multiple find over hard line breaks

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  • John Shotsky
    Apr 20, 2011
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      It will be easier for us to help you if you post some actual data – what do you want to find, and what does the data
      look like? It's easy to skip past line ends, but you probably already know that.



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      From: notetab@yahoogroups.com [mailto:notetab@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Mike Lenahan
      Sent: Tuesday, April 19, 2011 22:04
      To: notetab@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: [NTB] RegEx multiple find over hard line breaks

      O wise ones
      I am having a bit of a problem getting my head around RegEx not having used Perl or anything similar in the past so
      please don't laugh when I ask some silly questions.

      I have some text files (60M) and have to find and delete certain portions of the text between two patterns of text,
      which might involve chars such as ÀÊ.

      The two patterns have an unknown number of characters (including hard returns) between them. I can find and delete the
      text between using something like:

      ^!Replace "string1.+\R(?=\R).+?string2" >> "" AWRS

      but if the two strings go over an unknown number of hard returns then I can't get the between text.

      I have tried playing about with the {0,} but can't seem to get it working. The last effort is

      ^!find "string1.+(.+|\r\n|\n|\r)(?1){0,}string2" CIWRS

      Which, I thought would match string1 followed by multiple chars (up to a line end) OR hard return (\r\n) OR newline (\n)
      OR return (\r) repeated 0 or more times then string2.

      What am I missing / doing wrong?



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