String Deletion

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg121496] String Deletion*From*: Don <donabc at comcast.net>*Date*: Sat, 17 Sep 2011 06:27:08 -0400 (EDT)*Delivered-to*: l-mathgroup@mail-archive0.wolfram.com

Given a simple list of strings: list = List["Z:XBREG","Z:XBREH","Z:XBREI","Z:ZZ6P","Z:ZZ6Q","aye"] how does one delete all the strings with a colon (:) anywhere in the string? DeleteCases[list, ___:___] looks very logical and should work, but of course it doesn't . Also, there is a StringCases function which would seem to correspond with the Cases function. There is a DeleteCases function but no string counterpart, namely, DeleteString function. Any reason for this? Thanks in advance.

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