On Mon, Oct 11, 2004 at 09:46:44AM +0000, Caolan McNamara wrote:
> I'm trying to make a regexp which will match any line except a line that
> starts with "slot:" I've got ^([^s]|s[^l]|sl[^o]|slo[^t]|slot[^:]).*
> which matches any line that doesn't have "slot:" in it, but lines that
> don't start with "slot:" but nevertheless contain it are still matched
> by the regexp. Any ideas ? It's got to be a regexp for other
Perl has a very nice negative lookahead feature:
will match any line not starting with slot:.
perldoc perlre has more details.
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