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Input from File into StringRegExp

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#1 ·  Posted (edited)

I'm updating my script to work with Win7. But now my StringRegExp command will not work. Basically I'm exporting the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\NTUSER\Printers\Connections reg key to a text file. I'm then using StringRegExp to pull \\server\printer from the file.

In my old script I used :

$REG_TEXT = FileRead("C:\WINNT\Temp\Printers.txt")
Sleep(1000)
$ALL_PTRS = StringRegExp($REG_TEXT, "\\Printers\\Connections\\,,(.+?),(.+?)](?:\z|\r)", 3)
It no long works,

I also tried :

$ALL_PTRS = StringRegExp($REG_TEXT, "\\Printers\\Connections\\,,(.+?),(.+?)\r", 3)
No luck there either.

Any help? I've attached the text file I'm using as my input file.

Printers.txt

Edited by thebman

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The second RegExp you posted works with the text example you provided. So what's the problem?

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#4 ·  Posted (edited)

You are trying to convince us that the first one worked at one time? Check again please.

Both expressions work if you get rid of the stray "]" in the first.

Also since @LF, @CR and @CRLF are all valud EOL strings my prefered method is using \v+ which will get all of them. \z is fine but again I prefer $ so your expression should be like this

$AllPrinters = StringRegExp($Reg_Text, "\\Printers\\Connections\\,,(.+?),(.+?)(?:\v|$)+", 3)

I've tested it on both Vista and Win 7 using the file you attached. Now if there is more to that file and you didn't show it then there may be another reason for missing matches.

EDIT: And as the Old Bird in a tux pointed out the second works fine.

Edited by GEOSoft

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