[R] Question to regular expressions

Antje niederlein-rstat at yahoo.de
Tue Dec 2 16:32:32 CET 2008

Hi there,

I know, this question is not directly an R-help question but probably someone 
can give me a hint how to deal with the following problem.

I have a vector with file/folder names and want to filter for all entries which 
  have 6 numbers in a row and nothing else.

folders <- c("folder1", "f2", "F234562", "12345678", "234567", "912345", "333")

I'd like to get only "234567" and "912345".
Can anybody help me creating a regex for this???

For example this regex:

regexpr("[^:digit:$]{6}", folders)

would match "F234562", "12345678", "234567", "912345"


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