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Thread: Everything Between Two Keywords

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    Default Everything Between Two Keywords

    Greetings,

    In Microsoft Word, I can use the wildcard " * " to search for anything (characters, numbers, white space of every kind, line breaks of every kind, etc.) appearing between any two words of my choosing.

    I am trying to do the same thing with Java regular expressions; thus far, I find nothing equivalent to the MS Word " * " wildcard.

    Is there an equivalent regular expression in Java?

    Using " .* " in a Java regular expression will extend only to a single line of text -- it "quits" upon reaching a line break.

    I have read somewhere that in Java regular expressions, the dot (" . ") matches any character except line breaks.

    My question is this: Is there a Java representation -- analogous to the " * " wildcard in MS Word -- that encompasses (a) any character and also (b) all line breaks, etc.?

    Thank you for your time and attention.

    BB Smith.

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    Default Re: Everything Between Two Keywords

    Similar post here: https://coderanch.com/t/690762/java/...ressions-Words
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