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Re: rexexp help needed


From: Cecilio Pardo
Subject: Re: rexexp help needed
Date: Fri, 26 Dec 2008 17:53:40 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.60 (windows-nt)

henry atting <address@hidden> writes:

> 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 `:'.
>
>
> Kind regards
> henry
>

I think that regexp should be

Medicine:[^€.0-9]*

if you want to match the whole line except the price.




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