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Re: regexp that matches newline characters?


From: Xah
Subject: Re: regexp that matches newline characters?
Date: Fri, 9 May 2008 13:07:54 -0700 (PDT)
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On May 9, 9:53 am, "Dmitri Minaev" <address@hidden> wrote:
> I tried to extract a tag from an xml file to parse it later, but I
> can't find a regexp that would match an xml tag with its content,
> including newlines. Dot doesn't match newlines. The elisp manual
> mentions that "complemented character alternative" matches a newline,
> so I used this funny template:\\(<author>[^±]*?</author>\\). Of
> course, this is not the right thing to do. What would be the correct
> regular expression?

Line ending char can be matched by \n, but you'll need to double the
backslash.

However, this is prob what you want:

(some-regex-func "<author>\([^<]+\)</author>" ...)

which captures the content.

See here for some explanation and frequently used patterns:
 http://xahlee.org/emacs/emacs_regex.html

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