regex help

John Machin sjmachin at
Thu Aug 11 13:19:55 CEST 2005

jeff sacksteder wrote:
> Regex questions seem to be rather resistant to googling.
> My regex currently looks like - 'FOO:.*\n\n'
> The chunk of text I am attempting to locate is a line beginning with
> "FOO:", followed by an unknown number of lines, terminating with a
> blank line. Clearly the ".*" phrase does not match the single newlines
> occuring inside the block.
> Suggestions are warmly welcomed.

I suggest you read the manual first:
(Dot.) In the default mode, this matches any character except a newline. 
If the DOTALL flag has been specified, this matches any character 
including a newline.

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