|| at Sep 27, 2007 at 1:05 pm
On Sep 27, 8:58 am, redt...@googlemail.com (Mike Martin) wrote:
Hi I am trying to capture only the first occurence of a charcter
followed by any word ie: in this sample text
!this is a first level heading
!!this is a 2nd level heading
I only want to find the first item and not the second
This says to search for an exclamation mark, followed by the beginning
of the string (which makes no sense, of course), followed by another
exclamation mark, followed by a capital letter, a lowercase letter,
and then one or more of anything. And replace all of that with
everything except the first exclamation.
it either doesnt capture any ! or takes out the first ! when there is a double
No it doesn't. There is no way this pattern match ever succeeds.
It's not possible to find some character and *then* the beginning of
Provide sample input and output of what it is you're trying to do.
Your english description of the problem is confusing at best.