Help with Basic Regular Expression Search
OK, folks, I’ve never used regular expressions before and it’s high time I started.
I’m trying to edit a large txt file that has text at the end of many lines that I want to completely remove. I was able to build a search expression to remove text (actually replace it with other text) at the beginning of the lines, but, removing the ending text is proving to be a bit more difficult. I’m sure there’s a way to do it via regexp but I’m not seeing it.
Each of the lines I want to edit has the same text in the middle of the line. I want to remove that text and the rest of the text all the way to the end of the line, preserving the CR/LF.
Thanks in advance!
You should describe your request more clearly, better give some examples. Then we’ll be easier to help you.
This is actually much more clear than most posts asking for regex help.
You can use a regex like:
The important part here is the
.*?$at the end which will match the text after “some text” all the way right up until it reaches the end of the line (which is what the
Keep in mind that if your “some text” has special characters in it such as a period, parenthesis, etc then you will need to escape the character.
So Dail, that worked! Thank you!
In the best Reddit practice, I upvoted your response, but, does this site have the equivalent of Karma or gold?
Best to you and yours!
does this site have the equivalent of Karma or gold?
I’m not really sure how the reddit system works. The reputation here doesn’t really have much value, I think mostly just to weed out spam accounts.