Hi --

On Mon, 5 Aug 2002, Jim Freeze wrote:

> On Mon, Aug 05, 2002 at 12:57:30PM +0900, Gavin Sinclair wrote:
> > > On Mon, Aug 05, 2002 at 11:37:12AM +0900, David Alan Black wrote:
> > >>
> > >> Try this:
> > >>
> > >>   /\.[^.]*$/
> > >>
> > >> which forces the match to start at the right-most '.' on the line.
> > >>
> > >  or this:
> > >
> > >   /\w+$/
> >
> > Hmm.. that'll do! :)  Thanks.
>
> Note that /\w+$/ will not match all extensions. E.g.,
>
>    fred.my-dashed-ext
>
> will return ext.
> David replied with my first (unpoosted) attempt.
> To be sure you get everything past that last '.', use:
>
>   /\.([^.]*)$/.match(file)[1]

I guess Gavin didn't need to include the '.' itself in the match (it
was there in the first one, but if /\w+$/ works on his example then it
must not be needed).  If it's not needed one could just do:

   /[^.]*$/.match(file)[0]


David

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