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Remove comma separating 2 lists of numbers


Apr 27 2011 | 9:22 pm

Hi,

Any regexp experts out there please help me! If i have a message such as "1 2 3 4, 5 6 7 8" and i want to remove the comma so i have "1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8", does anyone know how?

Thanks, Patrick

Apr 27 2011 | 10:11 pm

one of my hobbies is avoiding using regexp…;)


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Apr 27 2011 | 10:34 pm

I like this, however what if my message contained 2 or more commas such as "1 2, 3 4 5, 6 7 8"?

Cheers, Patrick

Apr 27 2011 | 11:25 pm

Try thresh, it’s a hack but works like a charm.


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Apr 27 2011 | 11:33 pm

Amazing! I would never have thought of that, been trying to work my head around regular expressions with little success.

cheers cap, patrick.

Apr 27 2011 | 11:38 pm

regexp are the bomb, but it won’t help you in this case. Remember, the commas turn messages into subsequent lists, therefore you have to regroup them together somehow even if you managed to remove the commas; hence thresh.

Otherwise just simply removing a character would be easy.


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Apr 28 2011 | 2:17 pm

Yeah i was able to remove everything but a comma. I would have thought you would be able to use a \ in front of a comma like you can other metacharacters but obviously not. Thresh is doing nicely.

Patrick

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