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 Is there a way to output the regex matches into a file?

I have a script to compare two files and check for regex matches.

I want to output the matching regex of 'testexample.txt' to another file.

#include <MsgBoxConstants.au3>
#include <Array.au3>

$Read = FileReadToArray("C:\Users\admin\Documents\testexample.txt")
$Dictionary = FileReadToArray("C:\Users\admin\Documents\example.txt")

For $p = 0 To UBound($Dictionary) - 1 Step 1
    $pattern = $Dictionary[$p]
        For $i = 0 To UBound($Read) - 1 Step 1
        $regex = $Read[$i]

            If StringRegExp($regex, $pattern, 0) Then
                MsgBox(0, "ResultsPass", "The string is in the file, highlighted strings: " )
                MsgBox(0, "ResultsFail", "The string isn't in the file.")


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It sounds like you're looking for just the matching section to be written to the file, if so, check out the help page for StringRegExp and read up on the flag parameter.

Edit: I would guess you're looking for Flag 3, but you can use this to check... I wrote this because I couldn't understand the what the flags did. Hope it helps :)

#include <Array.au3>


Func RegExpExample()

    Local $sTest = '<test>a</test> <test>b</test> <test>c</Test>'
    Local $sPattern = '(?i)<test>(.*?)</test>'
    Local $vResult

    For $iFlag = 0 To 4
        $vResult = StringRegExp($sTest, $sPattern, $iFlag)
        If @error Then
            ConsoleWrite("!    StringRegExp Error: " & @error & @CRLF & @TAB & "  Flag: " & $iFlag & @CRLF)
        ElseIf IsArray($vResult) Then
            If $iFlag = 4 Then
                For $i=0 To UBound($vResult) - 1
                    If IsArray($vResult[$i]) Then
                        _ArrayDisplay($vResult[$i], "Flag " & $iFlag & " Part " & $i & "- StringRegExp Result")
                _ArrayDisplay($vResult, "Flag " & $iFlag & " - StringRegExp Result")
            MsgBox(0, "Flag " & $iFlag & " StringRegExp Result", $vResult)
Edited by seadoggie01

All my code provided is Public Domain... but it may not work. ;) Use it, change it, break it, whatever you want.


My Humble Contributions:
Personal Function Documentation - A personal HelpFile for your functions
Acro.au3 UDF - Automating Acrobat Pro
ToDo Finder - Find #ToDo: lines in your scripts

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