22146A little help on look behinds
- Oct 6, 2011I always have trouble making these things work.
I enclose groups of text with [[[[group of text]]]] with up to thousands of instances. The very first one may be missing
the [[[ part. That's the only one.
I want to delete the ]]] that is not preceded by a [[[ + a group of text that exists. It can always be found as
happening after the start of the file (/A) and before any [[[. I apparently don't know how to apply multiline to a look
behind to detect this situation.
This is the first line in the file.
This is the second line in the file.
]]] this is the line I want removed.
[[[ this is a valid line
any number of lines here are valid lines
]]] this is a valid line.
The only one to remove is the first one.
Any ideas? This has me stumped. I know how to do it the hard way, by permitting sentences that don't start with ] after
the file beginning, but I know there is a better way. Besides, I don't always know how many lines may exist between the
top of the file and the first ]]] that is not preceded by a [[[.
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