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jebus495

Getting started with RegExp

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I watched some youtube videos about them and read the helpfile so I have a pretty good idea how the whole thing works so now I'm just down to practical application.

I have no idea what to do for the first thing I need it for >.>

I need to use (I think) StringRegExpReplace to remove everything between "<" and ">" with any amount of any characters in between with "".

$corn = StringRegExpReplace("<TAB#%^^>save this  text!! <</banana>", 'sdfqeragdfgafhd >:[', "")
MsgBox("", "", $corn)

^ my last try lol.

I've been trying to figure out what to do for a few hours now to accomplish my task but I'm pretty sure the logic behind the syntax is escaping me. ;)

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A real sample line may have been of some benefit but I think what you are looking for is something like this.

$sStr = "<banana>Save this text.</banana> <span>And some more text to save.</span>"

$sStr = StringRegExpReplace($sStr, "(?i)<.+?>(.*?)</.+?>", "$1")


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A real sample line may have been of some benefit but I think what you are looking for is something like this.

$sStr = "<banana>Save this text.</banana> <span>And some more text to save.</span>"

$sStr = StringRegExpReplace($sStr, "(?i)<.+?>(.*?)</.+?>", "$1")

Perhaps I should have gone with something a bit simpler to start with as I don't think I can task you with the tedium of a full length explanation.

But yes that is exactly what I was looking for. I have a feeling it's gonna take me a good while to get my head around it because I need to look up what each individual thing does lol.

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All of a sudden the light will come on and you will be writing them with relative ease. Just stay at it and ask when you need help.


George

Question about decompiling code? Read the decompiling FAQ and don't bother posting the question in the forums.

Be sure to read and follow the forum rules. -AKA the AutoIt Reading and Comprehension Skills test.***

The PCRE (Regular Expression) ToolKit for AutoIT - (Updated Oct 20, 2011 ver:3.0.1.13) - Please update your current version before filing any bug reports. The installer now includes both 32 and 64 bit versions. No change in version number.

Visit my Blog .. currently not active but it will soon be resplendent with news and views. Also please remove any links you may have to my website. it is soon to be closed and replaced with something else.

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