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Re: How to highlight-regexp across multiple lines


From: Thorsten Jolitz
Subject: Re: How to highlight-regexp across multiple lines
Date: Thu, 03 Apr 2014 17:08:12 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3 (gnu/linux)

Angus Comber <address@hidden> writes:

> I was looking at this question on stackoverflow and it seems regex can
> select across multiple lines generally but how would I do so for
> highlight-regexp in emacs?
>
> http://stackoverflow.com/questions/159118/how-do-i-match-any-character-across-multiple-lines-in-a-regular-expression
>
>
> Eg I want to highlight ALL text from aPDU... to the final closing brace:
>
> aPDU-rose : retResult : {
>   invokeID 2,
>   operValue {
>     operationValue local : 71,
>     result {
>       crossRefIdentifier '40 3f'H
>     }
>   }
> }
>
>
> How would I do that using highlight-regexp?
>
> highlight-regexp aPDU-rose.* hi-yellow  would get me the first line - but
> how to get everything including last } character?

This regexp did match the aPDU in the gnus *Article* buffer:

,--------------------
| "^aPDU[^\\000]+[}]+?$"
`--------------------

-- 
cheers,
Thorsten




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