Solved

trying to remove c like comments with regex. i am sure it is a escape thing

Posted on 2008-06-23
4
177 Views
Last Modified: 2010-03-30
hello,
i am parsing a file and have a line that looks like
body{/* 1 */
i am trying to replace /*something*/ with "" so it would look like
body{

i tried
nodeStr = nodeStr.replaceAll("\\/*/?\\w++[^>]*+*\\/", "");

thanks for any help
Randy

0
Comment
Question by:paries
  • 3
4 Comments
 
LVL 92

Expert Comment

by:objects
ID: 21852572
Its the * you want escape \*, it has special meaning in a regexp
0
 
LVL 7

Expert Comment

by:humanonomics
ID: 21852585
I presume you want to get rid of the complete comment including the contents.
try the following regex it will work.

nodeStr =nodeStr.replaceAll("[(/\\*\\S\\s\\*/)]", "");
0
 
LVL 7

Expert Comment

by:humanonomics
ID: 21852587
Oops sorry, ignore my previouse comment, that will erase everything, need to work more on it.
0
 
LVL 7

Accepted Solution

by:
humanonomics earned 500 total points
ID: 21852661
Try this one.

String nodeStr = trial.replaceAll("/\\*?[^>]+\\*/", "");
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: IP Lookup

Get more info about an IP address or domain name, such as organization, abuse contacts and geolocation.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Should localization be done inside spring controller 5 32
Oracle SQL syntax check  without executing 6 75
MySQL  on Tomcat 8 68
hibernate example for saving data 19 53
Go is an acronym of golang, is a programming language developed Google in 2007. Go is a new language that is mostly in the C family, with significant input from Pascal/Modula/Oberon family. Hence Go arisen as low-level language with fast compilation…
Introduction This article is the first of three articles that explain why and how the Experts Exchange QA Team does test automation for our web site. This article explains our test automation goals. Then rationale is given for the tools we use to a…
This tutorial covers a step-by-step guide to install VisualVM launcher in eclipse.
This theoretical tutorial explains exceptions, reasons for exceptions, different categories of exception and exception hierarchy.

856 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question