I want to do a search of multiple XML files that returns hits for "foo", but not "foo.com" or "foo<\"

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Basically I'm looking for where people did not use the variable they were supposed to use for the company name. I do want the hits if "foo" occurs in the same line as "foo.com" or "foo<\".

asked May 25, 2016 by GrantH (30 points)

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Using regular expression lookahead functionality should solve your problem, something like this:

foo(?!(.com|<\\))
answered May 25, 2016 by dave (52,970 points)
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