Regex too find the shortest block beginning with one string and ending with a second

  • '''Line 1
    '''Line 2
    more stuff
    confidential notes
    '''Line 3
    even more stuff

  • @John-Slee ,

    Use the ? modifier to make an element of your regex less greedy (“find the shortest”).

    Good luck.


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