On Oct 1, 2012, at 15:11 , ajay paswan <lists / ruby-forum.com> wrote:

> Sam Duncan wrote in post #1078254:
>> On 10/02/2012 10:58 AM, ajay paswan wrote:
>>>> 
>>>> Sam
>>> What if: str="<a>kl1</a><a>22ik</a><a>3o</a>" ?
>>> 
>> 1.9.3p125 :002 > str.scan /<a>[[:alnum:]]+<\/a>/
>>  => ["<a>kl1</a>", "<a>22ik</a>", "<a>3o</a>"]
>> 
>> Ping pong
>> 
>> I think perhaps you should read up on regular expressions in Ruby =]
>> 
>> Sam
> 
> I have gone through it previously but could not figure it out, is '.' 
> denotes any character?

http://www.zenspider.com/Languages/Ruby/QuickRef.html#regexen