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Re: Substituting all but a trailing digit/number

zzapper wrote:
> I want to generalise top3 into top4,top5..etc
> function top3()
> {
> # description : vi 3 newest files
> file=$0
> num=${file//[[:alpha:]]/}
> gvim.exe -p $(l\s *(.om[1,$num])) &
> }
> In the above substitution I get the "number" by stripping out the alphas 
> which is kind of a trick
> But how could I get filter just the trailing number (in VIM I would use 
> memory)



The (M) tells the shell to substitute the matched part instead of
removing the matched part.

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