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Re: [Clip] need help with regular expression please

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  • Alec Burgess
    Paul: If they are all at the beginning of a line this should do it: Find: [^@]+ Replace: * or Find: .*@ Replace: *@ Regards ... Alec -- ... From: Jack
    Message 1 of 2 , Feb 8, 2004
      Paul:

      If they are all at the beginning of a line this should do it:
      Find: [^@]+
      Replace: \*

      or

      Find: .*@
      Replace: \*@

      Regards ... Alec
      --

      ---- Original Message ----
      From: "Jack Sprat" <jpl@...>
      To: <ntb-clips@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Sunday, February 08, 2004 13:16
      Subject: [gla: [Clip] need help with regular expression please

      > I have a list of userids in a file (MailwasherPro blacklist); each
      > line has the format:
      >
      > 0wbfbbcsjhb7@...
      >
      > where the userid before the @ sign can be variable in length.
      >
      > I wish to do a find/replace in the file, replacing the userids with
      > an asterisk, ending up with:
      >
      > *@...
      >
      > Can someone please help with compose the regular expression to do
      > this? Getting tired of hit and miss trying. :-(
      >
      > Paul
      >
      >
      >
      >
      > Yahoo! Groups Links
      >
      >
      >
    • Jack Sprat
      Thank you very much! That did it. It s been a long time since I played with regex and Perl. Paul ... with
      Message 2 of 2 , Feb 8, 2004
        Thank you very much! That did it.
        It's been a long time since I played with regex and Perl.

        Paul

        --- In ntb-clips@yahoogroups.com, "Alec Burgess" <burale@a...> wrote:
        > Paul:
        >
        > If they are all at the beginning of a line this should do it:
        > Find: [^@]+
        > Replace: \*
        >
        > or
        >
        > Find: .*@
        > Replace: \*@
        >
        > Regards ... Alec
        > --
        >
        > ---- Original Message ----
        > From: "Jack Sprat" <jpl@v...>
        > To: <ntb-clips@yahoogroups.com>
        > Sent: Sunday, February 08, 2004 13:16
        > Subject: [gla: [Clip] need help with regular expression please
        >
        > > I have a list of userids in a file (MailwasherPro blacklist); each
        > > line has the format:
        > >
        > > 0wbfbbcsjhb7@c...
        > >
        > > where the userid before the @ sign can be variable in length.
        > >
        > > I wish to do a find/replace in the file, replacing the userids
        with
        > > an asterisk, ending up with:
        > >
        > > *@...
        > >
        > > Can someone please help with compose the regular expression to do
        > > this? Getting tired of hit and miss trying. :-(
        > >
        > > Paul
        > >
        > >
        > >
        > >
        > > Yahoo! Groups Links
        > >
        > >
        > >
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