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parse path in pcre help

Posted on 2006-10-27
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Hello
I am using a pcre module to write a stored procedure to parse a path of the following typ
\\one\two sdkfjlk#94(@!! \therkj @'jf \four\five\isc jkj\seven  .... etc
and I want to just get the path to the fourth level i.e everything between \\....\...\...\..\ or less

I have been trying
(^\\(\\([\s+|\w+]*)){3})(.*$)
but this is fine with
\\one two\three\four\five\ it has problems with #'! etc characters and I don't know how to express ( any char except \\ in the expression)

thanks,
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Question by:modish
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(^\\(\\([^\\]*)){3})(.*$)
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by:modish
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Hmmm ,
Obvious :-)
Thanks Ozo.
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