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Perfect.

Thanks Kyle & Sebastian.

On Wed, Jun 18, 2008 at 4:17 PM, Kyle Schmitt <kyleaschmitt / gmail.com>
wrote:

> On Wed, Jun 18, 2008 at 3:05 PM, Petr Dupovnik <petrdupovnik / gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > Hello
> >
> > Suppose I have a string with some repeating patterns:
> >
> > string  some miscellaneous text [sdfsdf.wer], some more miscellaneous
> text
> > [vbnfg.thy], and yet more text [jkhjkhjk.345]"
> >
> > I want catch all instances of "[.*]" in this line - without the square
> > brackets. - in the above example that would be 'sdfsdf.wer', 'vbnfg.thy',
> > and 'jkhjkhjk.345'.
> string.scan /(\[[^\]]*\])/
> would do the trick
> ..although you could also use split with that same regex if you needed
> the rest of the data for something.
>
> scan is only keeping the saved part of the regex, as marked by our
> parenthesies
> Inside of them is the slightly ugly statement
> \[[^\]*]\]
> since brackets are special in regexs, we have to escape them first,
> hence the \[ and \] stuff
> So it matches one bracket, [, and anything that isn't another bracket,
> ], followed by one bracket, ].
>
> Does that make sense?
>
> --Kyle
>
>

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