I want to non-greedily match a string that don't contain ,, :, and #c, and I have tried this:


which doesn't work.

How can I make it work?

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    Based on your stated definition, you want to match one-character strings that are not ,:。. This is because a) lazy matching doesn't go beyond one character if the only condition is not to contain something and b) because a one-character string cannot contain #c, which is two characters, so you can just as well forget about that condition. This is easy to achieve: [^,:。] However, I suspect that what you are actually after is slightly different. Maybe you could flesh out that definition a bit, including one or two examples. – Endre Both Dec 14 '18 at 10:36

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