Urzahil wrote:
> Hi, I come from a little bit of C programming, an I've just started
> learning Ruby. So forgive me for the stupid question.
> Following the user guide, I found a regular expression example
> (rexg.rb), that doesn't work for me.
> If I try to find an exact pattern everything is fine: for example,
> searching "foo" in "foobar" returns the correct result. But searching a
> regexp pattern doesn't: "fo+" doesn't find anything in "foobar".
> I'm running Ruby 1.8 under Linux.
> Thank you in advance for your help,

Could you provide the examples you have tried? I did not really get you, 
as for me:

irb(main):003:0> "foobar" =~ /foo/
=> 0
irb(main):004:0> "foobar" =~ /fo+/
=> 0

your example works. Please send the code snippets which did not work for 
you.

Peter
http://www.rubyrailways.com