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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Standardize \n and \r in Vim's search/replace syntax

In Vim, one searches for newlines as \n, but newlines in the replacement-string must be entered as \r. I understand that there are reasons for this behavior, but for my purposes I just find it ...
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Microsoft Word Wildcards

This is long, I hope I made it clear! Please ask if something is not explained correctly I have a document that has the word "The" capitalised in many places it shouldn't be. I wish to change "The" ...
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How to remove characters from a matching string?

I want to remove spaces from a list of phone numbers. The phone numbers are in the following format: "+33 x xx xx xx xx" most of the time (quotes included). Spaces can be placed differently. In ...
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find using regexp and echo matches

I have about 50 users in /home/ directory and I have cloned a git repository to everyone: Executed at /home/ as root user: find . -maxdepth 1 -type d ! -name . -prune -exec git clone ...
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Saltstack regular expression to target all except

I'm having trouble using regex with salt to target every minion except one. I have tried every example I can find and exhausted my limited understanding of Perl regex. I expect this to target every ...
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Can anyone explain why this pattern matching is not working using sed

Trying to print out specific times of logs based on recommendation from this thread from super user. I am not sure why my patterns are not being matched by sed. I have the sample date and time I am ...
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Matching only numbers that come in numerical order

I have numbers in [.] indicating the page number of an orginal printed document I am transcribing. However, the document also contains other numbers in [.] that do not correspond to page numbers. For ...
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Replace all, “But” Regex Notepad++

I have a text file with lines looking like the one below : ('8510851205', 'needthishere', '', ''), I need it to remove everything and leave only needthishere on every single line. How would I do this ...
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Notepad++ exclude starts with a two digit number

I would like to exclude anything that starts with 87. By combining the first two digits, I can find lines that start with ^8+7 or ^87. But I was trying to use ^[^8+7], but it doesn't seem to work. I ...
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Notepad++: Add tab at the beginning of a multi-line match found with regex?

I have text formatted like this: :AGG NUMBER 1 :TYPE Alfa any text 1 line 2 anythihng :END :AGG NUMBER 2 :TYPE char other any text 1 line 2 :END I need to add a tab character at the beginning of ...
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Notepad++ replace every 3rd and 4th iteration

I'm using notepad++ I'm wondering if it's possible to replace every 3rd and 4th iteration in lines of HTML. The original code looks like: <div class="ui-bar ui-bar-d" <div class="ui-bar ...
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Regular expression search of PDFs on Mac OSX

I need a PDF reader that will regular expression search across multiple PDFs contained within a folder. The search results should allow me to jump the to the position of each search result within each ...
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Find duplicate phrases - any tool or regex

I've got a long document, and I suspect that some phrases (one or multiple sentences) are identical or at least similiar. Is there some way to find these repetitive phrases? Some tool or regex?
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Converting Perl Regex to PHP [closed]

I have the following Regex in PERL which I need to convert to PHP if($line =~ m/[<]div class="row.* id="(vm_[0-9]{8,9})"[>]/i){ } I currently have the following in PHP to match it, but I'm ...
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Replacing quotation marks in Word (reg ex)

I have a large text document with inconsistent quotation marks, i.e. ...Dolore magna aliquam “lorem ipsum” dolor sit amet, 'consectetuer adipiscing" elit, volutpat. Ut "wisi" enim... and I ...
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In Vim, why does searching “/A\n\zsB” work, but not syntax highlighting “:syn match Statement 'A\n\zsB'”?

Assume the following text file: A B Or in other words, a file containing only the string A\nB. Let's see if I can match any B preceded by A and a newline. Simple enough. I can do this sucessfully ...
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Notepad++: How to remove text in between two specified strings using Regex

I have following lines of data: X1+0X2+0X3+0X4+0X5+0X6+0X7-0.25X8-0.25X9-0.25X10-0.25X11+0X12+0X13+0X14+0.8X15+0X16+0X17+0X18 ...
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Notepad++ regex highlighting

I'd like to be able to highlight entire lines in notepad++ by keywords, but these keywords would be added in the end of each line. I tried with the available mechanism of "User Defined Language" ...
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What regex pattern would I have to use to parse out unwanted characters in this format?

#!/usr/bin/perl POSIX qw(strftime); my $time = strftime("%YT%mT%d TTTT%H:%M", localtime); print ("Todays date and time is $time\n"); I am a little rusty at regex, what would be a pattern to search ...
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Remove the second literal \N per line in Notepad++

I have a text file with several hundred lines similar to below: Here are some examples lines,\Nthis text needs to strip out\Ncertain, Here are some examples lines. Here are some. Here are some ...
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Restrict grepping to non-comment lines

I need to find in Perl source files lines containing bin/exim|SendEmail|Unformatted except of comment lines (lines starting with # with possible whitespace before). I know how to do it with a ...
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sed: How can I replace \r\r\n?

In this question on stackoverflow it is explained how one can replace a newline character using sed. My problem is that I want to replace the character sequence \r\r\n with sed. Can somebody help me ...
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Mark all URLs ending with .se (Notepad++)

I got a massive document with text. I want to mark all the URLs ending with .se I managed to mark the part of the url just before .se with \w+\.se. But some of these URLs got 3-4 subdomains. So if I ...
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How to Replace Words With VBScript Regex and VBA?

what is vbscript syntax for .net: \b[a-z]+\b Hi trying to replace all alpha words in the source. .net regex tester confirms this pattern will find all words: \b[a-z]+\b this: ...
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Find all php files which first or second line has more than N characters

I would like to find all php files on my server which first line or second line has more than N characters. I would like to print both the file name and the line content that was found. How would I ...
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How to replace all but specific part of string in Notepad++?

I have a list with lines like this: 103238704-|--|-INEEDTHIS-|-r4Vp5iL2VbM=-|-maiden name|-- Is there a way in Notepad++ to delete everything except INEEDTHIS? INEEDTHIS will be an email ...
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How to replace line in file with pattern with sed?

I'm reading a lot of documentation on sed, and am still stumped on my particular use case. I want to replace this line in a conf file with my own line: Replace this line: #maxmemory <bytes> ...
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subtract a fixed amount from a number in an xml with find/replace in notepad++

It seems like I can't understand much of the notepad++ wiki, and I can't find similar question here. The problem: type="0" x="184" y="698" w="245" h="7" So I'm trying to add or subtract an amount ...
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How can I replace one Youtube URL pattern with another via FoxReplace?

Youtube changed its layout again. Now to get to a user’s uploads page you have to click on their nickname, then on the “Videos” tab, and then filter by uploads-only from a dropdwon menu. If you also ...
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Remove all extra text before and after domain string per line in notepad++

I would like to take the following strings in and only keep the domains and <br> tags So: 390796,domain1.com,1,0,0,false<br> 390796,43domain2.org,2,0,0,false<br> ...
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How to comment out multiple line matching a regex using sed or awk

I have a file that contains this: [...] location /static { ... multiple lines ... } [...] location /static/ { ... multiple lines ... } [...] And I want to get: [...] # ...
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Find & Replace in notepad++ with regex

I need to convert some old VB.net code to c#, and to speed things up I was planning to use regex. For instance, in this piece of code: if (Request.ServerVariables("SERVER_NAME").StartsWith("user")) ...
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Is it possible to sed -i from a text file to another text file?

I'm coding a shell script on my Debian box and there's a line on the script that needs to delete some emails from a textfile that is full of emails, like this: sed -i ...
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Notepad++: How to remove text after second occurrence of comma using Regex

I've got text lines like string1,email,string2,string3 How can I use regex to return the following? string1,email I want to remove everything that comes after the 2nd comma.
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Making Notepad++'s $ match the end of the file instead of the end of the line

I was wondering if there was a way of matching the end of a file in Notepad++ other than putting myself there a special combination of characters. By default, $ seems to match the end of the line, and ...
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To Search data in a given range in notepad++

I have data like this: ABC DEF 123 456 STU 567-89 XYZ 234 123 345 789 ERT FGHT TYUI FGHT 456 HHKHFS NOR TEST TEST1 5678 NOT TEST Trying to format it as below output in which I can use to ...
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How can I make a NetBeans search for HTML that includes odd white space?

For example, for code with lots of snippets like this: <section> <p><b>test</b></p> </section> I want to be able to search for: <section> ...
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TextAnalysisTool.NET equivalent for OS X

I've used TextAnalysisTool.NET in the past for analyzing log files on Windows machines and found it incredibly useful. I love the simplicity+power that it achieves for dynamically grepping log files, ...
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How do I select a range of lines until I reach a line containing specific words?

How do I select a range of lines until I reach a line containing specific words? For example, start at line 1 and select every line until you get to a line with the words: hello world
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Does Notepad2 have a multiline mode for regex find/replace?

Completely rewriting this question since I've discovered the tru source of the problem. I have the following text file: strUpdateSql.Append(" this is a string ,") strUpdateSql.Append(" that has ...
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How to grep a line with a backslash at the end of the line?

I'm trying to grep a line with a backslash at the end of the line like: abc\ def ghij ... I hope it can grep the line "abc\". I tried the command below but they didn't work. grep -EHn "\\$" ...
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Notepad++ 6.5 regex replace with same regex

I want to replace a regex based on a date string with the same one and a new line. The problem is that when I write the sintax like this: Replace with : (\1)\n Or like this : Replace with: ($1)\n ...
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CLI Perform Regex in Memory then feed to Command

I would like to use a regular expression to modify a file and then feed it to pandoc in the cli. Something like this: perl -pe 's/_(.*)_/\\underline{$1}/g' source.md > pandoc -o source.pdf So, ...
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Remove all but URL-s from XML files

So i have a XML with bunch of links. What i want is to remove everything that is not an URL. For example currently it looks something like this: <update extract="1"> ...
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End of line - add a pipe |

Can someone explain how at the end of each line I place a pipe with regex? Using find and replace in notepad ++ I'm trying to place content | Cheers!
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Regular Expression to match zero or more spaces in Microsoft Word

I hope I'm just missing the obvious here, but how in the world do I match zero or more spaces with Microsoft Word 2010's "Regex" engine? As a silly example, I want to match all of the following in a ...
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Notepad++ regex replace

id like to replace all the random numerical values to a solid value of a code random values ex: DELAY : 214 DELAY : 1243 and id like to replace all them to DELAY : 1
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How do I inverse my selection in “find and replace”?

%%& BUNCH OF TEXT &%%ASDA WR ASDAR ASDSETSF ASDSADGSRT %%& EVEN MORE TEXT &%% aSDAER ASD %%&TEXT HERE TOO &%% I'm trying to remove all of the junk text between the "&%%" ...
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How do I negate a ZSH regular expression test?

How do I negate the ZSH regex operator? I'd like to do something like: if [[ $host !~ '^myhost[0-9]+$' ]] then # Do stuff # ... fi ...or: if [[ !($host =~ '^myhost[0-9]+$') ]] then # ...
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Word wildcard search expression matching longest possible string having applied a certain character style to it

I am writing a macro to convert a Word document to LaTeX. All goes well, except one thing: The document makes heavy use of style templates, in effect using character styles to achieve a functional ...