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Re: regexp BUG in multiple GUI text editing programs

On Thu, Aug 23, 2001 at 06:08:09PM +1200, Adam Warner wrote:
> Try and replace the tags with "hello" (no quotes) using this regexp:
> <.*?>
> [The "?" is supposed to make the any character matching non-greedy].

Regexps vary. Using the "?" in that way is a Perl regexp thing, iirc, and
can't be relied on everywhere. Use "<[^>]*>" if you want to be sure.


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