Robert Klemme wrote:
> 2010/2/26 Jet Koten <jetkoten / gmail.com>:
>> ?condition = item.search(".condition").text.match(/Used - ([^,]+)/)
>> "Used - Very Good"
>>
>> The regex that I've got there in the condition line works in Rubular,
>> but not in my code. I'm running 1.8.7 if that matters...
> 
> I am not sure which regexp you are referring to specifically.
> However, you can do this
> 
> irb(main):001:0> s = "Used - Like New"
> => "Used - Like New"
> irb(main):002:0> s[/\AUsed\s+-\s+(.*)\z/, 1]
> => "Like New"
> irb(main):003:0> s[7..-1]
> => "Like New"
> 
> String#[] with regular expression is a very powerful tool - especially
> when used with grouping as in this case.
> 
>> One last thing that I don't understand too is that in Rubular my regex
>> for price shows the match in the "Match result:" line, but the regex for
>> condition shows the whole string as a match in the "Match result:" line
>> but shows the correctlt matching substring in the "Match captures:"
>> line.
> 
> I am having difficulties to follow you here since I don't know what
> "item" is in your case.  It's probably easier if you provide a simple
> test case that demonstrates your point.  Using IRB often also helps.
> 
>> I'm grateful for this great resource (the list/forum) and would be very
>> happy to hear from anyone who can help me sort this out!
> 
> We'll try to help but please provide a bit more information.
> 
> Kind regards
> 
> robert

Hi Robert,

Thanks a lot. I've discovered that there are many ways of achieving this 
goal, whether it's through regex, ranges, or even split (as a friend 
offline just advised me of).

I've gotten it working for now, but I'll likely be back eventually when 
the next question arises. :)
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