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Old 04-09-2021, 10:31 AM
SeanL SeanL is offline
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Keyword Highlighting - RegEx

Hello all,

I'm using keyword highlight in a shell environment where the prompt is just $


I'm trying to highlight the prompt but only the prompt and not every instance of a $.

In my regex tester I can achieve this by use of ^ and multiline mode flag /m

However SecureCRT seems to not support this as it works in my test but not in SecureCRT.


My RegEx: /^(\$ )/gm
Some sample data to be matched on:

ModuleNotFoundError: No module named 'pynetbox'
$
$
$ cat get_IPs.py
#!/usr/bin/env python3

import pynetbox

nb = pynetbox.api(url="https://netbox.testingwebsite.com", token="1234123412341234")

all_prefixes = nb.ipam.prefixes.all()

print(all_prefixes)$
$
$
$
$
$
$
$ $$$$ $ $




My RegEx tester:
https://regex101.com/r/JjAbtc/1



Please let me know if there is a way to specify this, or if we can submit this as a feature request.

Thank you.


Edit:
I've attached my keyword highlighting file. I prefer to use it with the birds of paradise theme.

It's a bit messy and could use some cleanup, I just randomly added as I went, but for now here you go.
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File Type: ini Juniper Devices.ini (1.9 KB, 141 views)

Last edited by SeanL; 04-09-2021 at 02:43 PM. Reason: Add
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Old 04-09-2021, 03:59 PM
cboyack cboyack is offline
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Hi Sean,

The /gm portion is what's causing a problem here. It's not valid in SecureCRT regular expression syntax. SecureCRT's keyword highlighting support doesn't span multiple lines and there's no such thing as "global" -- only a singular line is evaluated (ever) for matches.

Does "*\$ " work to color your "$" prompt (note that there is a space character after the '$' character) ?
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