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Regular Expression match in Javascript

Posted on 2011-02-14
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Can you please let me know how I can express the following line using regular expressions in JavaScript?

http://www-internal.domain.com/support/devel/sandbox/anystring/anystring/anystring/anystring/anystring.html

The "anystring" can be anything, either a letter or a number and I don't know how many times it will repeat itself between slashes.

I want to match the part using regular expressions in JavaScript to the end of the directory where anystring.html HTML file locates.

Example:

http://www-internal.domain.com/support/devel/sandbox/tolgar/Myglnxa64_g934414_mytest/mybugs/mygecks/mychecks.html


Now I want to match: http://www-internal.domain.com/support/devel/sandbox/tolgar/Myglnxa64_g934414_mytest/mybugs/mygecks/

Again, I don't know how many sub directories there are until mychecks.html file.


Thanks,

Tolgar
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sandbox\/(.*?)[^\/]+$

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Another option:
var input = "http://www-internal.domain.com/support/devel/sandbox/tolgar/Myglnxa64_g934414_mytest/mybugs/mygecks/mychecks.html";

alert(input.match(/sandbox\/(.+?)\.html/)[1]);

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re kaufmed's solution, I don't think we're supposed to include the filename part of the file, which I believe your pattern does.  You are excluding the filetype but not the filename.
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Indeed. I read the example's output incorrectly. Good eye  = )
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