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Hi guys,

I need to use regular expressions in linux and I'm not quite experience in that field, maybe someone could give me some help with it.

Basically, I need to take a text like this.

A234321=http://www.google..... a normal URL

But, I need to take the string starting at http://....................... and avoid the first part.

I think I could use expr to do it, but I cannot find a way to print a good result.

The entire regex I can use is http:[a-zA-Z0-9/_]+


---------- Post updated 08-30-11 at 10:54 AM ---------- Previous update was 08-29-11 at 04:52 PM ----------

This is how it should be sent.

expr ${var1} : '[^=]*=\(.*\)' , where var is my url !

it works perfectly.

Last edited by radoulov; 08-30-2011 at 11:58 AM.. Reason: Code tags.
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