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Posted by Assassin   (73 posts)  [Biography] bio
Date Fri 19 Mar 2004 12:22 AM (UTC)  quote  ]

Amended on Fri 19 Mar 2004 12:49 AM (UTC) by Assassin

* the * * has just left

*>Bob the builder has just arrived
*>Bob the builder has just left

Its capturing *> and storing that to my variable.

How can i avoid this?

Also when im attacked by a dog

Output says You are attacked by the dog!

Again its storing ! along with dog, how can i stop this

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Posted by Meerclar   USA  (606 posts)  [Biography] bio
Date Reply #1 on Fri 19 Mar 2004 06:12 AM (UTC)  quote  ]
The easiest and most effective way is to make your triggers more precise. If you know the punctualtion will always be at the beginning or end of a line, modify the trigger to include the punctuation.

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Posted by Nick Gammon   Australia  (19,667 posts)  [Biography] bio   Forum Administrator
Date Reply #2 on Fri 19 Mar 2004 09:04 PM (UTC)  quote  ]
Click on "convert to regular expression". For your example that gives this:

^(.*?) the (.*?) (.*?) has just left$

Then you can make it more precise. For example an optional thing like *> could be added at the start:

^(?:\*\>)?(.*?) the (.*?) (.*?) has just left$

The extra bit I added (in bold) looks for 0 or 1 occurrence of *>. I "escaped" them with a backslash because the * (at least) has a special meaning in regular expressions. The ?: at the start says to not make it a wildcard (so wildcard %1 is still the same thing).

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