On 18.09.2008 17:47, Fritzek wrote:
> Hi Sebastian
> 
> thanks for the solution. works perfect.
> 
> Fritzek
> 
> On 18 Sep., 17:31, Sebastian Hungerecker <sep... / googlemail.com>
> wrote:
>> Fritzek wrote:
>>> short question how to use regexp the right way
>>> given is a="a[b]c"
>>> I nedd b="a c"
>> "a[b]c".gsub(/\[.*?\]/, " ")

Not sure whether it makes a difference performance wise but I am always 
reluctant to use reluctant quantifiers.  I'd rather do

irb(main):003:0> "a[b]c".gsub /\[[^\]]*\]/, ' '
=> "a c"

Kind regards

	robert