Using REGEXP_LIKE to query with exclusion

Dear all,
how to query a column that doesn't contain value with a particular letter in the middle of it using REGEXP_LIKE? Suppose I have the following:
SQL> select * from test;
SQL> select temp from test where regexp_like(temp,'[^h]');
SQL> select temp from test where regexp_like(temp,'[a-z]+[^h][a-z]+');
jonnyThe above code tries to query temp that doesn't contain letter 'h' in the middle (so it querries joni, jane, and jonny) but it cannot be done with
regexp_like(temp,'[a-z]+[^h][a-z]+');since these 2 patterns satisfy all the available rows. What is the solution?
Best regards,

Frank Kulash wrote:
Valerie Debonair wrote:
Hi Frank,
could you give another example, this time involves not equal character ^ instead of using NOT?Why? What's wrong with NOT?
There are other (more complicated and/or less efficient) ways to get the same results, but whatever objection you have to NOT might apply to those ways, too. Rather than have people suggest solutions one at a time, and wait for you to say "I can't use that", I suggest you explain why you can't use it, so that the next solution won;t have the same problem.
^ doesn't mean "not"; it means "something other than" or "anything except". This problem doesn't involve whther or not the string contains something other than 'h'; it only matters whether or not the string conatins 'h'.Hi Frank,
the purpose of this question is for me to understand the usage of ^ character with REGEXP_LIKE. While your solution solves the particular case that I asked, it didn't fully serve the purpose of the question even though it works well in the real world. In order words, I was focusing on the semantic of regular expression.
Thanks for the help though, your explanation on ^ character sheds me some light.......

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