> Using a regexp is not the clearer way to do it, in my opinion. However, 
> you
> can do:
> 
> line.match(/^.{3}(.{6})/
> puts $1
> 
> The simpler way is:
> 
> puts line[3..8]
> 
> (I assume that you're counting characters starting from 0).
> 
> Stefano

Hi Stefano

thanks for the speedy reply and solving it
I did try the second method.
I was just wondering if there's anyway to tackle it by using reg ex

cheers

tabing16
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