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Modification to the previous regular expression

Posted on 2009-07-14
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Hi Guys,

sorry to bother you again...

The previous regular expression worked like a charm but now, I want to exclude this specific string from it:
"{\pict\wmetafile8\picw6615\pich1852\picwgoal3750\picscalex150\pichgoal1050\picscaley150\sspicalign0 " followed by anithing and closed by "}"

So, I want to replace all the "{\pict" followed by anything and closed by "}" except if it is the block I don't want to replace

Can any of you help me on this one

Btw, any good regular expression book you could suggest ?

Regards

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Btw, in case it's not clear, there is a link to the previous question...
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/Languages/Regular_Expressions/Q_24561714.html
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Try this:

$toExclude = preg_quote('\wmetafile8\picw6615\pich1852\picwgoal3750\picscalex150\pichgoal1050\picscaley150\sspicalign0','/');
echo preg_replace("/\{\\\\pict(?!$toExclude).*?\\}/s", '', $s);
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Sorry, I can't recommend a book - you might be best asking that as a separate question to get a better response.
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by:Terry Woods
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But if you're not aware of the PCRE Cheat Sheet, it's well worth bookmarking - it's linked from here:
http://www.phpguru.org/article/pcre-cheat-sheet
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Thanks that worked like a charm :)

Regards
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