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Re^2: Multiple regexs into single combined regex using lookaheads

by mxb (Pilgrim)
on Apr 17, 2018 at 08:10 UTC ( #1213045=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Multiple regexs into single combined regex using lookaheads
in thread Multiple regexs into single combined regex using lookaheads

Ahh! I see you've added .* before each match. Many thanks for the working example.

Am I correct in thinking that both lookaheads must be anchored in the same position (which is ^ in the example above?)

Because they are both anchored at the start of the string, each lookahead can match multiple of any character before the string I'm looking for (e.g. name=bob) as this allows each lookahead to 'seek' forward independently, and succeed at a different point in the string?

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Re^3: Multiple regexs into single combined regex using lookaheads
by AnomalousMonk (Bishop) on Apr 17, 2018 at 15:09 UTC

    In answer to your two questions: yes and yes.


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