From: John W. Krahn on
Peter Stacy wrote:
> In a file I am searching for (the first) expression which matches the following pattern:
> aabbcc('<some chars or digits but no special chars nor CRs>',<zero or one blank>'<one or more digits>');

First define how many "some" is and what are "some chars" and what are
"special chars".

> Mind the quotes ' ! Do I have to escape/mask them ?


> How can I setup an according regular expression?

/aabbcc\('[<chars>0-9]{<some>}', ?'[0-9]+'\);/

Where <chars> and <some> should be replaced with valid values.

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