Re: [Nolug] test

From: Petri Laihonen <>
Date: Wed, 10 Jun 2009 19:06:53 -0500
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Orig Subject: Regex help needed

Do we have any regex geniuses on the wire?

I've heard regular expressions are powerful thing....... I agree
....they are very powerful driving you nuts trying to figure them out.....

I'm trying to match 2 strings together.... (Will use in a PHP environment)
String 1: "ABC%A706" (Where % is a wildcard, thus should match to any character)
String 2: "model-abc-a706/ software version 0.3 /sumptin else"
String 3: "model-abc-h706/ software version 0.3 /sumptin else"

With the above strings, 1 and 2 would be match, but 1 and 3 are not.

In other words, anything before, on the % sign, and after the string 1
is OK. As long as portions "abc" and "a706" are found from the longer
string with only one character, ....any character in between them.

Any hints?


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