11 Replies Latest reply on Jul 16, 2009 12:48 AM by Harbs.

    Tweak needed to URL GREP search

    tynan Level 1

      Hello all

       

      I've googled and googled for a GREP search to find URLs in text

       

      There appear to be two varaitions, both of which work well unless the URL is contained within brackets or other markers

       

      The first

       

      (http|ftp|www)(\S+)|(\S+) (\.gov|\.us|\.net|\.com|\.edu|\.org)

       

      works except that it picks up a trailing bracket

       

      so (www.tynan.com) returns www.tynan.com)

       

       

      The second


      (?i)(http|ftp|www)(\S+)(\.\l{2,4})|(\S+)(\.\l{2,4})

       

      works except it picks up a leading bracket

       

      so (www.tynan.com) returns (www.tynan.com

       

      my GREP is dreadful and I'm worn out tinkering for what I assume is a simple tweak? Sometimes the URLs are in the form <www.tynan.com>

       

      and of course sometimes they're not within anything

       

      help is as always greatly appreciated, thanks

      Tynan