Thanks a lot both of you! I can use Stefanos method since I only want to 
use the part of the string before the third occurrence.
Lars

Stefano Crocco wrote:
> Alle giovedì 28 giugno 2007, Lars Andren ha scritto:
>> I've got a problem when trying to split a string after the thrid
>> occurrence of a slash ('/'), I'm so used to java-thinking so I keep
>> wanting to iterate through it and save the position of the third
>> occurence and then cut the string at that index.
>>
>> This doesnt seem to be the Ruby-way, anyone got ideas of how I should do
>> it?
>> Grateful for any assistance,
>> Lars
> 
> There may be better solutions, but this should work:
> 
> str.scan(/(?:[^\/]+(?:\/|$)){3}/)
> 
> This returns an array of strings obtained by splitting str after every
> third /. The last entry of the array contains the rest of the string:
> 
> 'a/b/cd/efg/h/i'.scan(/(?:[^\/]+(?:\/|$)){3}/)
> => ["a/b/cd/", "efg/h/i"]
> 
> I hope this helps
> 
> Stefano


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