satvrn
satvrn2mo ago

✅ – satvvrn – 15-47 Jun 12

I need a little Regex help. Consider the following string: x..y..x..z. I want to match x..y and x..z separately. x(.+?)z matches x..y..x..z which is Not what I want. What Regex pattern would match only x..z?
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satvrn
satvrn2mo ago
But that would match both x..y and x..z. I want a Regex that discards/does not match x..y nor x..y..x..z, only x..z
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satvrn2mo ago
That would work for this case, but I see I might've made the example too abstract. In my specific case I have the following string:
Address: 123 Test St (Home)
Address: 456 Test Ave (Work)
Address: 123 Test St (Home)
Address: 456 Test Ave (Work)
I effectively want to match Address: 456 Test Ave (Work). "x" is "Address:", "y" is "(Home)" and "z" is "(Work)" [^x] wouldn't work in my case.
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satvrn2mo ago
The negative lookahead worked, thanks!
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reactibot2mo ago
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satvrn
satvrn2mo ago
Followup question: Apparently, the example above only works if there's a newline in the middle. When removing the newline, it starts not working again: How would I fix?
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satvrn2mo ago
It doesn't change anything, though
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satvrn2mo ago
That seems to make it work. I ended up using Address: ((?:(?!Address:).)*) \(Work\) to have $1 be just the full address. Thanks again!
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