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crow said:
> DATA=string.gsub(DATA,"\r\n\r\n(Author:.-\r\nEmail:)","\r\n\r\n××%1")
> [/code]
> That looks like it will work, as it anchors the pattern to the double
> newline, then "Author:", then non-greedy match to end of line, then
> "Email:".

I don't think you have quite the correct interpretation of non-greedy.
Non-greedy is not a "fence" operator. The .- in that regex will not stop
just because a \r is matched. It means "the shortest match which matches
the pattern", so if the next line after Author: ... is not Email:, it will
keep matching until it reaches an Email: line.

Your "workaround" of changing . to [^\r] is actually the correct solution:
i.e., if you don't want to match newlines, you have to say that

To put it another way, both "greedy" and "non-greedy" matches will find
the earliest match for the entire pattern; the difference is that "greedy"
matches the longest match at that point while "non-greedy" matches the
shortest one. But in no case will a match be ignored.

Hope that helps,