Grep spacing issue


Login or Register for Dates, Times and to Reply

 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Top Forums UNIX for Beginners Questions & Answers Grep spacing issue
# 1  
Grep spacing issue

Hi,

I'm trying to match html strings using grep commend and I'm not able to eliminate the extra spaces. This is working when there is no space. Can anyone help me what am I missing here?
I'm able to match KayDee where there is no space.
grep commands tried:
Code:
grep -P -o -e '(?<=<span>[^ ]*<span>[^ ]*)(.*?)(?<=<\/span>)' htmlpage
grep -P -o -e '(?<=<span>[[:space:]]*<span>[[:space:]]*)(.*?)(?<=<\/span>)' htmlpage

HTML code :
With space :
Code:
<span>

<span>

KayDee

</span>

Without space :
Code:
<span><span>KayDee</span>


Last edited by rbatte1; 07-16-2019 at 12:01 PM.. Reason: Added CODE tags
# 2  
Can you paste in some sample input? (in CODE tags) and which command gives you which output please?

It might be that it looks like a space to a human but it is something else however the [^ ] might actually be saying "not space" as the next character after the <span> literal text you have so your serach would ignore it.

I might have missed the point, but I'm sure someone here can help.



Kind regards,
Robin
This User Gave Thanks to rbatte1 For This Post:
Login or Register for Dates, Times and to Reply

Previous Thread | Next Thread
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:
Advanced Search

Test Your Knowledge in Computers #924
Difficulty: Medium
The present form of UTC, with leap seconds, is only defined starting from 1 January 1972.
True or False?

10 More Discussions You Might Find Interesting

1. Shell Programming and Scripting

Uniform Spacing in the message

Hello, I am running a script which sends an output as an email; I am having issues with the spacing being not uniform in the message. Snippet of the code and email message below: if ] then echo "$Hostname\tMISSING\tHMCBackup" >> $BackupMsg else if ] then echo... (12 Replies)
Discussion started by: hasn318
12 Replies

2. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers

output spacing and formatting

here is my code and output, i just want to display it clearly to the users. how can I fix the spacing or put some headers like NAME, DEV id, Size, Meta code: symdg show $INS-${SNAP} | egrep "D-" | awk '{print $1,$3,$NF,$5}' output: D-arch 23C2 983040 (M) D-db 0704 245760 (M) D-undo 07DB... (12 Replies)
Discussion started by: prodigy06
12 Replies

3. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers

Define spacing of columns

Hi! I need to change the spacing assigned to each number in a text file. I have an input file with 5 columns and 3 rows. Here, all numbers are separated by 1 space. I need to change this in such a way that the number in the first column has 6, the number in the second column has 5 and all other... (2 Replies)
Discussion started by: Alauda
2 Replies

4. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers

paste command without spacing?

I'm trying to combine text files without a space. So if i use the paste command paste file1 file2 file3 > file4 the new file created has spacing between the contents of the once individual files. Is there some trick I can do with a delimiter that removes the spaces.. like paste -d'' or... (1 Reply)
Discussion started by: steveinthebox
1 Replies

5. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers

Help with the spacing

while IFS="" read r; do printf "XXX\t%s\n" "$r" done < test1.txt > test.txt The issue is, XXX wud be a dummy column/row added to the file..But i want this XXX column to be a separated as a TAB Delimiter it should be something like XXX 1 XXX 2 (3 Replies)
Discussion started by: saggiboy10
3 Replies

6. Shell Programming and Scripting

Spacing between words

Hi I have a csv file in below format First Line=1 Second Line=2 And the third Line=3 Now comes the fourth Line=4 I want to insert spaces so that the output would be First Line=1 Second Line=2 And the third Line=3 Now comes the fourth Line=4 Can anyone help me do... (10 Replies)
Discussion started by: msivask
10 Replies

7. Shell Programming and Scripting

spacing problem

Hi guys, I have this little code: for directory in / $(echo $path | tr '/' ' ' ) do cd $directory echo "$(ls -ld | cut -c2-10 | sed 's/.\{3\}/& /' | sed 's/.\{7\}/& /' | sed 's/.\{1\}/& /g')" " $directory" done The output of this will be showing the permissions with spaces so it will... (2 Replies)
Discussion started by: darkhider
2 Replies

8. Shell Programming and Scripting

How to adjust spacing

Is there a way to adjust spacing of a line using k shell? e.g I have a file below $ cat file1 AAA BBB CCC A B C AAAA BB CC I want each word to be adjusted with spaces to have 10 character length like below: AAA BBB CCC A B C AAAA BB CC Any... (4 Replies)
Discussion started by: stevefox
4 Replies

9. Shell Programming and Scripting

character spacing issue

I have a script that has a counter in it, the output from the script puts the values in columns, and when the values are greater than 9 it moves the rest of the row over, hence displacing the columns. Is their something I can do to make these values fit in their respective column? I tried typing an... (1 Reply)
Discussion started by: wxornot
1 Replies

10. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers

spacing question

hi , i have follwing strings in a text file hello i am cool hey i am cool arrey i am cool in all the above 3 i wanna retrieve cool.......for this i used split(/ /) but it takes into consideration only one space.......is there any regular expression to do the trcik? ... (7 Replies)
Discussion started by: vivekshankar
7 Replies

Featured Tech Videos