On Nov 22, 2:33   ﮮ
wrote:
> Hi there,
> Trying for a couple of hours (again without success) to create a regular
> expression that matches a multi-line statement , i found myself here
> again, asking for help.
> The case is now:
>
> <def>/123/xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> <nop>xxxxx
> <tuv>xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> <wxy>xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>
> I am unable to match the statements that contains multiple lines.
> The regexp looks so far like this:
>
> /(\<[a-z][a-z][a-z]\>.*?$)/m
>
> The question is why is only returning matches until the first end of
> line?
> I am sure the greediness of the expression should take him to the last
> new line character just before the next statement comes, but maybe is
> just that i need to read a lot more to understand the concept right.
> In any case, can somebody point me what i am missing to run the scan
> method and get each match (including the ones with multiple lines)?
>
> Thanks a lot.
>
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/^(<[a-z]{3}>[^<]*)/