Regular Expression Fail

Spotted on sorted.org.nz:

Regular Expression Fail

Ooops.

Just as well they didn’t do a replace with something more appropriate.

Still, better call Perl to the rescue:

   perl -i -pe 's/(\b$filteredWords\b)/XXX/gxis' content.txt
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4 Responses to Regular Expression Fail

  1. David says:

    Looking at retiring and spending your assets already?

    BTW: I was wrong in thinking an ass was half horse, should have said mule.

  2. michelle says:

    Need to convince the bank of this first…

    Oh, so it should be ‘Spending Financial Mulets’?

  3. David says:

    Only if you own a horse

  4. Ian says:

    \b is your friend. A pity that sorted’s web developer hasn’t met it yet.

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