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  • Lee Underwood
    Thanks but it creates a Regex error: nothing to repeat . Then gives a clip error. It doesn t do anything. Lee On 1/3/2007 10:11 PM, buralex@gmail.com wrote:
    Message 1 of 12 , Jan 4, 2007
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      Thanks but it creates a "Regex error: nothing to repeat". Then gives
      a clip error. It doesn't do anything.

      Lee


      On 1/3/2007 10:11 PM, buralex@... wrote:
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      >^!replace "*<strong>Details:</strong>*.*\*(.*)" >> "*<strong>Date
      >*$1:*</strong>*" rwasi
      >
      >the above is for Notetab 5 and relies on the existence of the * (escaped
      >with a backslash in the above) and keeps everything after the * to
      >end-of-line.
      >(not tested)
      >
      >Regards ... Alec -- buralex-gmail
      >--
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    • Lee Underwood
      Sheri, Thanks. I appreciate it. It looks like a good resource. I m not giving up learning this. I want to learn it inside and out. I am just trying right now
      Message 2 of 12 , Jan 4, 2007
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        Sheri,

        Thanks. I appreciate it. It looks like a good resource.

        I'm not giving up learning this. I want to learn it inside and out. I
        am just trying right now to find a solution for an immediate problem.

        Lee


        On 1/3/2007 11:39 PM, Sheri wrote:
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        >I still recommend going through these slides, very helpful for
        >getting a handle on regular expressions (approx 16 mb):
        >
        ><http://www.gravitonic.com/downloads/talks/phptek-2006/regex-clinic_phptek2006.pdf>
        >
        >Here's a tinyurl for it in case Yahoo breaks the link:
        >
        >http://tinyurl.com/yn6ejl
        >
        >Hope it helps,
        >Sheri
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      • buralex@gmail.com
        Lee: This time I tested by putting the find clause and the replace clause in the REPLACE dialog, copied your original email to a new file in Notetab. Clicking
        Message 3 of 12 , Jan 4, 2007
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          Lee: This time I tested by putting the find clause and the replace
          clause in the REPLACE dialog, copied your original email to a new file
          in Notetab.
          Clicking Find and then Replace (also tried again with immediately
          clicking Replace All)

          worked both times

          also made a one-line clip out of it - worked

          Did the line I sent originally get wrapped into two lines by Yahoo? Its
          supposed to be one line.

          When I get inexplicable errors like this (happens frequently :-[ ) I
          usually try to break it down by testing in the Replace dialog, first
          putting in a sub-set of what I'm trying to do and then adding one clause
          at a time until I figure out what the "stupid" mistake is that I'm
          overlooking!

          If/when you figure it out please post back ....

          I just noticed that the replace clause as you show it in your quote it
          is totally mangled! the stuff after the >> and inside quotes is supposed
          to be exactly:
          =====>"<strong>Date $1:</strong>"<========
          In your quote of what I sent I see:
          =====>"*<strong>Date
          >*$1:*</strong>*"<========

          broken over two lines and with asterisks(stars) where they have no
          business being!


          > Thanks but it creates a "Regex error: nothing to repeat". Then gives
          > a clip error. It doesn't do anything.
          >
          > Lee
          >
          >
          > On 1/3/2007 10:11 PM, buralex@... wrote:
          > ........................................................
          >
          >> >^!replace "*<strong>Details:</strong>*.*\*(.*)" >> "*<strong>Date
          >> >*$1:*</strong>*" rwasi
          >> >
          >> >the above is for Notetab 5 and relies on the existence of the * (escaped
          >> >with a backslash in the above) and keeps everything after the * to
          >> >end-of-line.
          >> >(not tested)

          Regards ... Alec -- buralex-gmail
          --



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        • Sheri
          Hi Alec, When NoteTab gives a regex error, it is only ever referring to the search side of a replace command. You have some unescaped asterisks there,
          Message 4 of 12 , Jan 4, 2007
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            Hi Alec,

            When NoteTab gives a regex error, it is only ever referring to the
            search side of a replace command.

            You have some unescaped asterisks there, especially the first
            character. I haven't tested it, but it looks like a problem to me:

            > "*<strong>Details:</strong>*.*\*(.*)"

            Regards,
            Sheri
          • Alec Burgess
            Sheri,Lee: It looks like Thunderbird was munging what I sent (I think recognizing the strong tag in angle brackets and trying to help by putting the
            Message 5 of 12 , Jan 4, 2007
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              Sheri,Lee: It looks like Thunderbird was munging what I sent (I think
              recognizing the strong tag in angle brackets and trying to "help" by
              putting the asterisks around them (the normal way to signal emphasis
              when sending text email) (underlines similarly are used to mark
              underlines and slashes to mark italics)

              In any case, I'm sending this from the yahoo-groups web interface in
              Firefox 2. Sorry for all the confusion Lee. Here's what I intended to
              send originally (hope it comes through OK):

              ======= (one line)
              ^!replace "<strong>Details:</strong>.*\*(.*)" >> "<strong>Date
              $1:</strong>" rwasi
              ======= (end one line)
              There are only three asterisks in the above, a dot-star, a back-slash
              star and another dot_star in parentheses!

              --- In ntb-clips@yahoogroups.com, "Sheri" <silvermoonwoman@...> wrote:
              >
              > Hi Alec,
              >
              > When NoteTab gives a regex error, it is only ever referring to the
              > search side of a replace command.
              >
              > You have some unescaped asterisks there, especially the first
              > character. I haven't tested it, but it looks like a problem to me:
              >
              > > "*<strong>Details:</strong>*.*\*(.*)"
              >
              > Regards,
              > Sheri
              >
            • junja
              Sending code to people who use Thunderbird for their email can be tricky, in particular over characters. Tb users should check the syntax of any code they
              Message 6 of 12 , Jan 7, 2007
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                Sending code to people who use Thunderbird for their email
                can be tricky, in particular over '>' characters. Tb users
                should check the syntax of any code they copy and paste
                which contains '>' characters against the original email.
                junja


                Alec Burgess wrote:
                > Sheri,Lee: It looks like Thunderbird was munging what I sent (I think
                > recognizing the strong tag in angle brackets and trying to "help" by
                > putting the asterisks around them (the normal way to signal emphasis
                > when sending text email) (underlines similarly are used to mark
                > underlines and slashes to mark italics)
                >
                > In any case, I'm sending this from the yahoo-groups web interface in
                > Firefox 2. Sorry for all the confusion Lee. Here's what I intended to
                > send originally (hope it comes through OK):
                >
                > ======= (one line)
                > ^!replace "<strong>Details:</strong>.*\*(.*)" >> "<strong>Date
                > $1:</strong>" rwasi
                > ======= (end one line)
                > There are only three asterisks in the above, a dot-star, a back-slash
                > star and another dot_star in parentheses!
                >
                > --- In ntb-clips@yahoogroups.com, "Sheri" <silvermoonwoman@...> wrote:
                >> Hi Alec,
                >>
                >> When NoteTab gives a regex error, it is only ever referring to the
                >> search side of a replace command.
                >>
                >> You have some unescaped asterisks there, especially the first
                >> character. I haven't tested it, but it looks like a problem to me:
                >>
                >>> "*<strong>Details:</strong>*.*\*(.*)"
                >> Regards,
                >> Sheri
                >>
                >
                >
                >
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              • Lee Underwood
                Alec, This works except it includes the entire rest of the portion (making it all bold). Here is a sample of what I have to change (portions to be changed are
                Message 7 of 12 , Jan 8, 2007
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                  Alec,

                  This works except it includes the entire rest of the portion (making
                  it all bold). Here is a sample of what I have to change (portions to
                  be changed are in red):

                  <strong>Title:</strong> <a name="Credit_Card_Number_Validation"
                  href="http://javascript.internet.com/forms/credit-card-number-validation.html">Credit
                  Card Number Validation</a><br><strong>Contributor:</strong> David
                  Leppek</a> <br><strong>Contributor URL:</strong> <a
                  href="https://www.azcode.com/Mod10">https://www.azcode.com/Mod10</a><br><strong>Details:</strong>
                  4.97 KB * Uploaded November 7
                  2005<br><strong>Description:</strong> Determine if a credit card
                  number could be valid before submitting it for real-time online
                  authentication. Based on ANSI X4.13, the LUHN formula, aka the Mod 10
                  algorithm is used to validate accurate credit card numbers. Heavily
                  commented.</p><p class="listingalign" align="right">[ <a
                  href="http://javascript.internet.com/forms/credit-card-number-validation.html#source">Get
                  Source Code</a> ]
                  <hr noshade size="2">


                  Here is what I want to change it to:


                  <strong>Title:</strong> <a name="Credit_Card_Number_Validation"
                  href="http://javascript.internet.com/forms/credit-card-number-validation.html">Credit
                  Card Number Validation</a><br><strong>Contributor:</strong> David
                  Leppek</a> <br><strong>Contributor URL:</strong> <a
                  href="https://www.azcode.com/Mod10">https://www.azcode.com/Mod10</a><br><strong>Date
                  Uploaded:</strong> November 7 2005<br><strong>Description:</strong>
                  Determine if a credit card number could be valid before submitting it
                  for real-time online authentication. Based on ANSI X4.13, the LUHN
                  formula, aka the Mod 10 algorithm is used to validate accurate credit
                  card numbers. Heavily commented.</p>
                  <hr noshade size="2">



                  I hope that a bit more clearer. I tried changing yours but I haven't
                  a clue. Once I get this done I'm jumping in full-speed into RegEx.
                  It's kind of like when I was a kid and learning math, it took a bit
                  and then, bam! I got it!

                  Thanks for your help.

                  Lee



                  On 1/4/2007 08:49 PM, Alec Burgess wrote:
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                  >Sheri,Lee: It looks like Thunderbird was munging what I sent (I think
                  >recognizing the strong tag in angle brackets and trying to "help" by
                  >putting the asterisks around them (the normal way to signal emphasis
                  >when sending text email) (underlines similarly are used to mark
                  >underlines and slashes to mark italics)
                  >
                  >In any case, I'm sending this from the yahoo-groups web interface in
                  >Firefox 2. Sorry for all the confusion Lee. Here's what I intended to
                  >send originally (hope it comes through OK):
                  >
                  >======= (one line)
                  >^!replace "<strong>Details:</strong>.*\*(.*)" >> "<strong>Date
                  >$1:</strong>" rwasi
                  >======= (end one line)
                  >There are only three asterisks in the above, a dot-star, a back-slash
                  >star and another dot_star in parentheses!
                  >
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                • Sheri
                  Try it this way: ^!Replace (?s)( .*?)Details:.*?( ).+?(Uploaded) $1Date $3$2 RAWS0 can also be written so it defaults to Ungreedy to
                  Message 8 of 12 , Jan 8, 2007
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                    Try it this way:

                    ^!Replace "(?s)(<strong>.*?)Details:.*?(</strong>).+?(Uploaded)" >>
                    "$1Date $3$2" RAWS0

                    can also be written so it defaults to Ungreedy to avoid needing the
                    question marks:

                    ^!Replace "(?sU)(<strong>.*)Details:.*(</strong>).+(Uploaded)" >>
                    "$1Date $3$2" RAWS0

                    Regards,
                    Sheri
                  • Lee Underwood
                    Sheri, Thanks! That works great! I was also able to adapt it for another change. I ll take a dissect it to get a better understanding. Thanks again. Lee On
                    Message 9 of 12 , Jan 9, 2007
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                      Sheri,

                      Thanks! That works great! I was also able to adapt it for another
                      change. I'll take a dissect it to get a better understanding.

                      Thanks again.

                      Lee




                      On 1/8/2007 06:55 PM, Sheri wrote:
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                      >Try it this way:
                      >
                      >^!Replace "(?s)(<strong>.*?)Details:.*?(</strong>).+?(Uploaded)" >>
                      >"$1Date $3$2" RAWS0
                      >
                      >can also be written so it defaults to Ungreedy to avoid needing the
                      >question marks:
                      >
                      >^!Replace "(?sU)(<strong>.*)Details:.*(</strong>).+(Uploaded)" >>
                      >"$1Date $3$2" RAWS0
                      >
                      >Regards,
                      >Sheri
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