Talk:Regular expression syntax
lachidarro There seems to be a bug in editplus with newline characters, even after installing the current patch.
IE: This regular expression <tag>.*\n.*</tag>
Matches the following text:
When I think it should only match a single newline inside the tag. Can anyone else duplicate this, or correct me if I'm mistaken?
Jared jared AT blatantcreative DOT com
[EDIT: This seems to be true in html files but not text files. I havent tried others.]
Matching "(" and ")" in regular expressions
How does one do a literal match on characters used as regular expression operators? An real-world example: I have a list of email addresses and names that I want to strip the names out of and they are in the following format:
Bob Smith (firstname.lastname@example.org)
And I want to extract:
The thing I couldn't work out how to do was match the "(" and ")" characters so I could pull out the data between them, as the parentheses characters would get interpreted as regex operators. I think it would be worth noting in this section how to escape the operator characters ("\" is described, from which I would infer that the others are probably escaped in the same way - e.g. "\.", "\(" etc, but it would probably be worth noting the correct way to do this).