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String Deletion

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  • Subject: [mg121496] String Deletion
  • From: Don <donabc at>
  • Date: Sat, 17 Sep 2011 06:27:08 -0400 (EDT)
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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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