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escapes in StringRegExpReplace

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Phil Viton

Is it possible to use an escape in the replacement text of a RegExpReplace, and if so, how? I can do it in Perl, but with autoit, if I try to replace the string "this that" with "this", then a newline, then "that" , ie "this \n that"

what I get is "this n that".


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For your example this will work but it would fail on longer strings. At least it gives you the idea.

$sString = "This That"

$sString = StringRegExpReplace($sString, "(\w+)\h*(\w+)", "$1" & @CRLF & "$2")

MsgBox(0, "Result", $sString)

If you just wanted to replace horizontal spaces with a new line character then this will work better.

$sString = "This That and something else."

$sString = StringRegExpReplace($sString, "\h+", @LF)

MsgBox(0, "Result", $sString)

You can use the PCRE Toolkit in my signature to play with various expressions but because it will read the replace string as a literal I just place a character like ^ where I want it to put the @CRLF and then replace that with the actual macro in my code as shown in both examples above.

EDIT: In case you are trying to use the literal "\n" then you have to escape the \ so it will be \\n.

Edited by GEOSoft


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