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TheDcoder

Hello :), I am trying to find the best way to spilt this string:

:<nick>!<host mask> PRIVMSG <channel/nick> :<message>

into an array like this:

Global Enum $SENT_BY, $HOST_MASK, $SENT_TO, $MESSAGE

$aArray[$SENT_BY] = "<nick>"
$aArray[$HOST_MASK] = "<host mask>"
$aArray[$SENT_TO] = "<channel/nick>"
$aArray[$MESSAGE] = "<message>"

(Stuff between <> is dynamic)

I can do that with inefficient code but I think it is possible to do it more efficiently with RegEx :)

 

Thanks in Advance! TD :D

 

P.S Yeah, that is the raw format of a message received in IRC


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jchd

You mean like this:

#include <Array.au3>

Local $sIn = ":<nick>!<host mask> PRIVMSG <channel/nick> :<message> ... and why not >this or that< "
Local $aOut = StringRegExp($sIn, "<[^>]*>", 3)
_ArrayDisplay($aOut)

 


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@jchd Ooops! I think you misunderstood, here is a example:

; :<nick>!<host mask> PRIVMSG <channel/nick> :<message>
#include <Array.au3>

Local $sIn = ":TheDcoder!anything_could_be_here PRIVMSG TheDcoder :Foobar"
Local $aOut = StringRegExp($sIn, "<[^>]*>", 3)
_ArrayDisplay($aOut)

I used <> to denote variable content :P

 

Thanks in Advance, TD :)


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jguinch

@TheDcoder, your first message was not clear enough. I understood the same thing than jchd.

#include <Array.au3>

Local $sIn = ":TheDcoder!anything_could_be_here PRIVMSG TheDcoder :Foobar"
Local $aOut = StringRegExp($sIn, ":(.+?)!(.+?) PRIVMSG (.+?) :(\N+)", 3)
_ArrayDisplay($aOut)

 

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@jguinch Thanks!

4 minutes ago, jguinch said:

your first message was not clear enough

Sorry! :sweating:

 

Is there a way to validate if a string is in that format?


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Yes, you can do like this :

#include <Array.au3>

Local $sIn = ":TheDcoder!anything_could_be_here PRIVMSG TheDcoder :Foobar"
Local $aOut = StringRegExp($sIn, "^:(.+?)!(.+?) PRIVMSG (.+?) :(\N+)$", 3)
If Not @error Then
    _ArrayDisplay($aOut)
EndIf

 

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:facepalm:

 

Thanks for your help! :thumbsup:


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3 minutes ago, TheDcoder said:

:facepalm:

 

Thanks for your help! :thumbsup:

Do you want the spaces after and before:

PRIVMSG

?

The regex will work only if you have spaces around it.

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Nope, The spaces are always there :)


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I need some help with splitting again guys (Its a different syntax this time):

{"responseData": {"results":[{"GsearchResultClass":"GwebSearch","unescapedUrl":"http://www.userbars.be/showroom/TheDcoder","url":"http://www.userbars.be/showroom/TheDcoder","visibleUrl":"www.userbars.be","cacheUrl":"http://www.google.com/search?q\u003dcache:TD31scizJEEJ:www.userbars.be","title":"Userbars | Userbar Showroom » \u003cb\u003eTheDcoder\u003c/b\u003e - Userbars.be","titleNoFormatting":"Userbars | Userbar Showroom » TheDcoder - Userbars.be","content":"Userbars Showroom \u003cb\u003eTheDcoder\u003c/b\u003e: firefox, keepass, password, manager, life, is, a, \ndonut, autoit, scripter, kongregate, pc, nerd."}],"cursor":{"resultCount":"555","pages":[{"start":"0","label":1},{"start":"1","label":2},{"start":"2","label":3},{"start":"3","label":4},{"start":"4","label":5},{"start":"5","label":6},{"start":"6","label":7},{"start":"7","label":8}],"estimatedResultCount":"555","currentPageIndex":0,"moreResultsUrl":"http://www.google.com/search?oe\u003dutf8\u0026ie\u003dutf8\u0026source\u003duds\u0026start\u003d0\u0026hl\u003den-GB\u0026q\u003dTheDcoder","searchResultTime":"0.10"}}, "responseDetails": null, "responseStatus": 200}

(Source: Google AJAX Web Search API)

I want to extract these two from that text:

http://www.userbars.be/showroom/TheDcoder
Userbars | Userbar Showroom » TheDcoder - Userbars.be

(Use a text editor to find them.)

 

Thanks in Advance, TD :)


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Danyfirex

any problem using stringBetween?

 

Local $sIn = "yourstr"


Local $Str1=_StringBetween($sIn,'"url":"','"')[0]
Local $Str2=_StringBetween($sIn,'"titleNoFormatting":"','"')[0]

ConsoleWrite($Str1 & @CRLF)
ConsoleWrite($Str2 & @CRLF)

Saludos

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