[R] perl expression question

Andrew Robinson A.Robinson at ms.unimelb.edu.au
Tue Sep 23 03:32:35 CEST 2008

Hi Mark,

do you mean the regex to get the portion of the address after the
final slash?  Something like

gsub(".*/([^/]*$)", "\\1", stock, fixed=FALSE)



On Mon, Sep 22, 2008 at 07:29:25PM -0500, markleeds at verizon.net wrote:
> If I have the string below. does someone know a regular expression to 
> just get the "BLC.NYSE". I bought the O'Reilley
> book and read it when I can  and I study the solutions on the list but 
> I'm still not self sufficient with these things. Thanks.
> stock<-"/opt/limsrv/mark/research/equity/projects/testDL/stock_data/fhdb/US/BLC.NYSE"
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