Also known as regular expression or regexp, a description of a set of strings, often used for searching and validating strings.

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Regex excluding [about:] pages in firefox

I'm trying to get stylish style sheet to be deactivated on about: pages. I believe the regular expression below should be able to do just that, but firefox seems to be of a different opinion. Could ...
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Delete text before “=” sign in Notepad++

How to delete a text before "=" in notepad ++. Example 'abc = def' '123 = 456' Output Should be 'def' '456' Thanks
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Source Insight replace string with a newline

I am trying to replace Tmem::Set with //here <newline> memset using regex [//here \n memset] but it doesn't work. so is there any way to do it?
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Line Manipulation Reformat text Notepad++ or PSPaD

I have about 40,000 lines I need to look like first line - no paragraph marks. The trouble is, I can't use join lines then use (\d\D+)& $1\n to get like line 1 because of numbers inside of ...
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Matching () with a Unix/Linux regex

I have a couple files with the name (a).1 (a).2 ... (a).100 Since a lot of processing tools don't really like ( and ) in the filename I thought it best to rename them to a different name. I googled ...
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Notepad++ extract links from html tag with class

I have a text which consists of different html elements and links like this one: <a href="somelink" class="details btn secondary large">. I want to extract links from a href tag. What are ...
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Treat part of a Regex expression as non-special characters

Let's say I've got a regex expression utilizing some of the special chars, but also a portion with 'normal' text that just happens to have some symbols in. Let's also say I'm too lazy to start ...
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Best way to increment numbers in one line in Linux

I have one line with lot of entries among which is also time. ('DEFAULT',17,NULL,'2014-07-14 10:30:00','Something','2014-07-14 06:30:00',1),('DEFAULT',26,NULL,'2014-07-14 ...
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Regex in LibreOffice Writer - finding “everything” but one thing

I have a text (html code) and need to find <p> tags with their classes, id, styles (if any) etc. I'm doing this using the following regexs: <p(.*?)> or (<p([^>]+))> The pattern ...
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Notepad++ illegal XML character target search using Regex

Fellow Forum Members, I am using the latest version of NotePad++ and I have done a search for illegal XML symbols such as "&", ">", "<", "©" among 200 separate XML files. I found a couple of ...
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Notepad++ - Merge all lines into one and add separator

So this is my situation: I have a lot of lines like this: line1 line2 line3 line4 And they all start with different spaces. What I want to do is merge all the lines in the ...
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How to construct a regex find/replace in word 2010

I have some limited experience with basic javascript regex, which I've used to manipulate some user data entries. But now, I've been asked about manipulating MS Word 2010 documents. Specifically, my ...
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Modify terminal STDOUT/STDERR to change the line colour based on a REGEX

Is this possible? What I would like to achieve is when running unit tests (Python) to highlight any line which matches the path to the current project directory and leave other output untouched. ...
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How do I edit an xmlTV file using sed (or a similar tool)?

I have an xmlTV file that looks like this: <channel id="10125.dvb.guide" <!-- number="62" type="0x1" flags="0xf" bouquet="4097" region="4a" sid="10125" -->> <display-name>ITV ...
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Microsoft Word Wildcards to Find Any Dates of a certain form

I am editing a very large document (~200 pages), with multiple dates on each page. I am looking to use MS Word's wildcard function in the find-and-replace feature to remove these. Some examples of ...
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OS X Numbers Find and Replace With Variables

I have a massive spreadsheet and a column has a load of HTML in it and i've spotted an error in the code so I need to update it. Each cell with the code in has a bunch of HTML, heres what the error ...
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How to search for special characters in Sublime Text 3

I have a few lines starting with the character # and I search for it in SublimeText 3, but ST3 said unable to find \b#\b. I then tried to search \# and it also fails (with regular expression mode ...
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BASH : grep count same word occurrence

Is it possible to count the maximum number of occurrences of a word in a string using only grep ? Here is an example of what I want : script.sh "aaaa bbbb ccc bbbb azesd bbbb" would return bbbb ...
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Exclude a single file from an nginx location match

I have a location on nginx like this: location ~* /(images|cache|media|logs|tmp)/.*\.(php|pl|py|jsp|asp|sh|cgi)$ { return 403; error_page 403 /403_error.html; } I have a php script that combines ...
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MS Word regex insert carriage return in match

It appears that MS Word accepts regular expressions for finding and replacing strings. I would like to use regex to add carriage returns to a block of text, in order to parse out individual lines. ...
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Partial formatting in Microsoft Word find and replace

I want to use Word's "Advanced Find and Replace" tool to find this string: See, e.g., And replace it with this: See, e.g., The difference between the two strings is that the second comma ...
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Backslash expression to add an underscore at the end of a word?

I have a huge list of words where every one is in a new line. I'm currently using the text editor SciTE which can perform backslash expressions. Which expression do I need to use to add a _ ...
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vim regex :s/^\s*\(.\)\+/\\\1/g only shows last character substituted

I need to prepend a backslash \ to each character in a string, excluding any leading whitespace. I believed the following would do the trick. :s/^\s*\(.\)\+/\\\1/g but it produces this result for ...
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How should I write a regex to match a specific word?

I've been trying to get a specific regex working but I can't get it to do what I need. Basically, I want it to look for ROCKET. The regex should match ROCKET in upper or lower cases, and with or ...
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How to recursivly delete all JPG files, but keep the ones containing “sample”

How can I find and delete all the .jpg files in a directory tree with the exception of the ones containing "sample" in their filename? For example : a.zip -> keep it b.jpg ...
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Notepad++ Find and Replace: Wildcard Varying Number of Lines?

I have a tricky problem. I need to make a minor change to a large number of xml files (500+). The change involves switching a value from 'false' to 'true.' The line that needs to change looks like ...
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How to capture a couple of lines around a regex match?

I am searching for a regex expression to match couple of lines over the matched line. For example: ABCDEFGHADEFGH ABCDEFGHADEFGH ABCDEFGHDEFGHABCDEFGH ABCDEFGHDEFGHABCDEFGH ABCDEFGHABCDEFGHABCDEFGH ...
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Grep Whitespace across multiple lines

Given the following in a bunch of text files (.vb): Partial Class [A-Za-z0-9_] Inherits System.Web.UI.Page End Class I'm trying to grep for files that have this basically empty code file, to ...
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Delete n lines following a pattern (and the line matching the pattern)

How can I delete a line containing a matching pattern and the following n lines using a tool supporting regular expressions? Said differently, how can I write a regular expression matching a line ...
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Delete all script code when saving an HTML file

I save and archive a lot of Paypal receipts, and the files come with tons of garbage script code not necessary for archival purposes. I would like to come up with a way to strip all that code so I ...
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What does `[]` do in a regex?

This webpage contains a number of regexes containing []: http://mmcif.wwpdb.org/dictionaries/ascii/mmcif_pdbx_v40.dic An example: [][_,.;:"&<>()/\{}'`~!@#$%A-Za-z0-9*|+-]* The page ...
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Regex to select only specific number of spaces

I am using notepad++ and I want to do a find & replace operation. For example 4 number of spaces means 1 tab 6 number of spaces means 2 tabs etc. In my file all the spaces are in the ...
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Using grep for text search

I need to search the filesystem for text strings that match some string. I'm trying to get where the commands are used, meaning in which files they are called or used. I need to find every file where ...
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How do I signify repetition in a ZMV regex?

I'm trying to manually pull the digests off of Rails assets (don't ask). I was directed to ZMV for easy regex-based find/replace. But the normal {32} syntax for specifying an amount of repetition does ...
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RegEx expression to replace /randomword/ with <i>randomword</i>?

I'm looking for a RegEx expression to use with Find & Replace that will turn /randomword/ into <i>randomword</i> without actually changing the random word. Possible to do this ...
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Replace any number of spaces using regular expressions

How can I replace any number of consecutive spaces, with, for example, a tab in a text editor supporting regular expressions (like Notepad++) To clarify: Replacing every occurrence of one or more ...
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Append text to lines between two patterns every time they appear in a file

This will be a rather hard one, i guess. I have to fiddle around with inline documentation that is extracted into html files to be used as online documentation, but these parts of the files should be ...
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Is there a way to highlight text matching a regular expression in Chrome even upon page redirection?

Is there a way to highlight all words that are written in ALL CAPS when I load certain pages in Chrome? Ideally, the solution would work for the current page, and when I click the form button, it ...
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how to set outline-minor-mode heading levels in outline-regexp

I am trying to add a custom heading to program mode, and I want it to be on the highest level and move all other levels down, so I can add more structure to my long script. For example, for python ...
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Remove lines containing only a word and a number ? (notepad++, regex)

I have several hundreds of .txt files from which I would like to remove the lines where only the word "Volume" followed by a number appears. The word "Volume" may appear several times in each text ...
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How to show temperatures on Conky from macfanctld?

On Ubuntu 14.04 in a Macbook Pro 8,1. I'm trying to display values of the temp sensors that macfanctld uses. When viewing /var/log/macfanctl.log or when sudo macfanctld -f outputs to stdout, the ...
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Asterisk (*) and plus (+) are not working in Notepad++ as a regular expression

I am using Notepad++ and learning regular expressions, but I am wondering why some of the meta characters are not working in the editor, that is, asterisk (*) and plus (+). For example: The tree ...
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Concatenating varying number of lines notepad++

I have a file where i need to take varying number of lines and concatenate into one. It could be two, three, or four lines that require concatenation. There is a common set of characters (say 'xxx') ...
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sed regex pattern matched greedy although it should not

I stumbled upon a behaviour I can not explain, hope some of you guys can help me out. I try to generate a sort of documentation from a bigger Ant project, as such I use sed to filter the information ...
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How to unblock Pinterest's follow button?

I use adblock on Pinterest and it blocks the follow button. I like to unblock the specific element without allowing other ads. Here are the regex I tried: pinterest.com#@#div.boardButtons ...
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regular expression to reverse the order of two unknown words separated by a comma

I am trying to use ReNamer regular expressions to reverse folder names that use author names. They are set up as LastName, FirstName and I need to change them to FirstName LastName (minus the comma). ...
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How to process files with purely numerical extenson [ regex ] Windows

Windows, batch. I want to process files in batch for loop. The problem is:I have no idea what exactly the extension will be. What I do know is that it will be a number. So what I'm trying to create ...
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How to replace from second occurrence

My data looks like this: Name,Minutes,Meters ABILENE TX - CHARLESTON SC - ABILENE TX - CHARLESTON SC,1162,2052516 ABILENE TX - CHARLESTON WV - ABILENE TX - CHARLESTON WV,1153,2029119 ABILENE TX - ...
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I need help in selecting entire multiple lines that starts with unpackcontainer & copy that text to different text file in Notepad++

I need help in selecting entire multiple lines that starts with unpackcontainer (as shown) & copy that text to different text file in Notepad++ on Windows: unpackcontainer -s ...
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Loading org-mode agenda files

I'm having trouble getting Emacs to automatically include files in my org-mode agenda. I want files from two folders included, which I've attempted to do by setting (setq org-agenda-files (list ...