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Re: rexexp help needed


From: henry atting
Subject: Re: rexexp help needed
Date: Fri, 26 Dec 2008 17:17:49 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.60 (gnu/linux)

Zitat - Lennart Borgman * Fr Dez 26 2008 um 15:51 -

> On Fri, Dec 26, 2008 at 3:20 PM, henry atting
> <address@hidden> wrote:
>> Hi,
>>
>> I am trying to build a rexexp that does the following:
>> I have a text file where I want to replace
>>
>>    Medicine:One:Two            €12.00
>>
>> With
>>
>>    Medicine                    €12.00
>>
>> Because I have more than one entry `Medicine' (and they
>> differ slightly, something like `Medicine:Three:Four' and
>> so on) I have to do it with `quere-replace-regexp'.
>> With regexp-builder I found this:
>>
>>    Medicine:.*[^€.0-9]
>>
>> This works both in regexp-builder and a scratch buffer, but
>> unfortunately not in a file. If applied on a file replace-regexp
>> strips everything from the first `:'.
>
> You have to escape the [] with \. That is a bit tricky since you have
> to double the escape character. (One for text escaping, one for regexp
> char escaping.)


Mmh, IIRC I tried it already with escape sequences. Anyway, if I do so I
get:

    Replaced 0 occurences

No difference if I try it in a scratch buffer or a file.
Without escaping it works in a scratch buffer at least. ;)






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