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Re: Regular expression match

From: Pascal J. Bourguignon
Subject: Re: Regular expression match
Date: Thu, 05 Nov 2009 06:23:55 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.1008 (Gnus v5.10.8) Emacs/22.3 (darwin)

Qiang <address@hidden> writes:

> Hi
> I am trying to use regular expression in Emacs. And I have
> question about how to return the matched item. For example,
> I want to match and return '8' in the string 'Vol.8'. How
> can I achieve that ?

Using groups and match-string.  For example:

(when (re-search-forward "Vol.\(8\)")
   (match-string 1))

__Pascal Bourguignon__

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