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StringRegExp help

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Hello again,

I'm in need of help with regular expressions.

The idea is to capture the string "a....b", i.e. the closest "a" to "b" while existing code returns "a....a....b":

#include <Array.au3>

$text = "a....a....b"
MsgBox (0, "", _ArrayToString (StringRegExp ($text, "(a(?:.*?)b)", 3)))

Smth with resetting the match andor look ahead or behind should work here, but I'm not sure how, while help didn't clarify it to me.

Thanks in advance!

Edited by mjolnirmarkiv

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Try this:

#include <Array.au3>

Local $text = "a....a....b"
Local $res = StringRegExp ($text, "(a[^a]*?b)", 3)
MsgBox (0, "", _ArrayToString ($res))

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Sorry, guys, forgot to say thank you to both of you. Thank you! That helped.

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