You could try :

url='http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OY8AIhbqPHo'
url[/watch\?/]=""

or with a postive lookahead : url[/watch\?(?=v=OY8AIhbqPHo)/]=""

On 18 juin, 05:58, Dan German <german... / yahoo.com> wrote:

> It's actually a youtube url: ex.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OY8AIhbqPHo
> I'm trying to remove the watch? string; the slice method works, but it
> would be better if you could use something like gsub
>
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