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Re: string pattern search


zak wrote:
> Hi
> how to search for the pattern "abc" in the string "aiibbaecXXacarbiiicc"
> and the letters space between a,b,c is not important, so the output will be:
> 1-when overlapping not allowed:
> {aiibbaec},{acarbiiic}
> 2-and when we consider overlapping:
> {aiibbaec},{aecXXacarbiiic},{acarbiiic},{arbiiic}
> 
> regards

1 -

StringCases["aiibbaecXXacarbiiicc",
  ShortestMatch["a" ~~ ___ ~~ "b" ~~ ___ ~~ "c"], Overlaps -> False]

2 -

StringCases["aiibbaecXXacarbiiicc",
  ShortestMatch["a" ~~ ___ ~~ "b" ~~ ___ ~~ "c"], Overlaps -> True]


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