Regex Help - Greedy vs. Non-Greedy
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Wed Sep 9 16:27:00 UTC 2009
On Wednesday 09 September 2009 18:15:25 Drew Tomlinson wrote:
> I'm trying to do a search and replace in vim. I have lines like this:
> http://site2/dir/;LastName, FirstName;Phone;
> http://site3/dir/;LastName, FirstName;
> I'm want to match "http:*" and stop matching at the first ";". My basic
> regex is:
> But it's matching *all* the semi-colons. Thus I've Googled and tried
> various incatations to try and make my regex "non-greedy" but I can't
> seem to come up with the correct combination.
> How can I write a regex that stops matching at the first semi-colon?
AFAIK, there's no greediness modifier in vim regex. However, you can use
character classes to solve your problem:
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