Go Premium for a chance to win a PS4. Enter to Win

x
?
Solved

Modification to the previous regular expression

Posted on 2009-07-14
5
Medium Priority
?
266 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-07
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

0
Comment
Question by:msd_informatique
  • 3
  • 2
5 Comments
 
LVL 3

Author Comment

by:msd_informatique
ID: 24855424
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
0
 
LVL 35

Accepted Solution

by:
Terry Woods earned 400 total points
ID: 24855478
Try this:

$toExclude = preg_quote('\wmetafile8\picw6615\pich1852\picwgoal3750\picscalex150\pichgoal1050\picscaley150\sspicalign0','/');
echo preg_replace("/\{\\\\pict(?!$toExclude).*?\\}/s", '', $s);
0
 
LVL 35

Expert Comment

by:Terry Woods
ID: 24855490
Sorry, I can't recommend a book - you might be best asking that as a separate question to get a better response.
0
 
LVL 35

Expert Comment

by:Terry Woods
ID: 24855498
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
0
 
LVL 3

Author Closing Comment

by:msd_informatique
ID: 31603550
Thanks that worked like a charm :)

Regards
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: SSL Checker

Scans your site and returns information about your SSL implementation and certificate. Helpful for debugging and validating your SSL configuration.

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

These days socially coordinated efforts have turned into a critical requirement for enterprises.
Originally, this post was published on Monitis Blog, you can check it here . In business circles, we sometimes hear that today is the “age of the customer.” And so it is. Thanks to the enormous advances over the past few years in consumer techno…
The viewer will learn how to count occurrences of each item in an array.
The viewer will learn how to create and use a small PHP class to apply a watermark to an image. This video shows the viewer the setup for the PHP watermark as well as important coding language. Continue to Part 2 to learn the core code used in creat…
Suggested Courses

963 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