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At 16:42 26/11/2013 +0100, Gordom Noname wrote:
I can't figure out how to write a regex to find all text in between certain words. The problem I have is related to line break marks. These two words belong to different paragraphs and therefore the text I'm looking for consists of numerous line break or paragraph break marks.

Let say the text, I'm looking for, follows abc123 and goes before xyz. Of course I can temporally replace all line break marks with some other character and use a regex like this one for example: abc123.+xyz. It works but I would like to find a straight way to do it.

There's no need to replace the line breaks: just search for abc123(.|\n)+xyz instead. This finds one or more of either any character or a line break bracketed by your sentinel strings. But no: I don't see any simple way to match an expression across a paragraph break.

I trust this helps.

Brian Barker

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