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how to Trimming Whitespace using regular-expression?
You can easily trim unnecessary whitespace from the start and the end of a string or the lines in a text file by doing a regex search-and-replace. Search for ^[ \t]+ Â and replace with nothing to delete leading whitespace (spaces and tabs). Search for [ \t]+$ Â to trim trailing whitespace. Do both by combining the regular expressions into ^[ \t]+|[ \t]+$ . Instead of [ \t] which matches a space or a tab, you can expand the character class into [ \t\r\n] if you also want to strip line breaks. Or you can use the shorthand \s instead.
Sep 13, 2013
Sep 12, 2013
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