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Will be scanning many files with a program that needs to look for a specific string.
The string is ######-####-P
So basically 6 various numbers followed by a dash then 4 more numbers another dash and a capital P.

Thanks in advance.
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3] earned 300 total points
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this should work:
[0-9]{6}-[0-9]{4}-P
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by:käµfm³d 👽
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What programming language or text editor are you using?
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thank you, perfect
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by:Dan Craciun
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If you find that your number sequences cannot start with 0, you can use this:
[1-9]\d{5}-[1-9]\d{3}-P

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HTH,
Dan
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