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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Keyboard shortcut to select the first result of a Regex search in Sublime Text 3

I attempt since 2 days now to config a shortcut to search for regex (regular expression) in the code and only select the first occurrence without automatic replacement. It allow me to navigate easily ...
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How to match one or more non-slash characters

I am given a relative path that descends n levels deep and want to produce the "reverse" path that ascends the same number of levels. I want to produce the same number of levels with or without a ...
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Using Regular Expressions with DownThemAll to exclude a file name

I'm using DownThemAll and a bit of regex to grab files from a web page. My DownThemAll filter is set up as follows: /\.(?:pdf|doc|docx|xls|xlsx|ppt|zip)$/i However, each page also includes the file ...
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Notepad++ find procedure/ function declaration

I need to find a procedure declaration in Notepad++. How should I search using regex to find procedure someproc(..) and not the procedure "includes" external procedure someproc(...) i.e., search ...
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Capturing characters with regular expression [closed]

I'm new to regular expression, I'm provided with this coded message. ...
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regex - repeated capture used in repeated backlinks

I am successfully capturing successive groups that end with a colon, but I don't know how I might have each of those captures to be repeated in the replace, with backlink references. Here is a sample ...
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Use regex to change (reorganise) multiple filenames in Bulk File Renamer

I have a few thousand MP3 files nested in folders which I would like to bulk rename. The files currently have the following naming convention: "tracknumber_artistname_-_songname_MP3COLLECTION.mp3" ...
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Unable to substitute using variables perl regex [closed]

The following code reads defines.c file line-by-line and stores all the "#define" directives in a hash (with defines name and its replacement text). Then it replaces them if the usage is find on the ...
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regex delete line contain result in office word 2013

I have a document in word. My paragraphs like: asdfasdfasdf abcYear052014 asdfasdfasdf acbYear122013 I want delete line xxxYearyyyy so in notepad++ I put .*[0-9]201[0-9]$ and replace with ...
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Find UTF8 characters with RegEx

I have many files (xml, css, js, html) and would like to see everyone who has "UTF-8" characters, because some files are in ANSI and others in UTF-8 without BOM. I tried several "RegEx" to the ...
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Find questions (words before “?”) Regex Microsoft Word

I have several books that are improperly formatted that contain, among other things QUESTIONS and Answers. My job is to make all the questions CAPITALIZED AND BOLD. I'm using MS Word to maintain the ...
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Select lines that contain anything different from 0.00

I have multiple lines in a notepad++ document and I want to find all the lines that contain something other than "0.00" Ie Timetaken: 2.39 Timetaken: 1.30 Timetaken: 0.75 Timetaken: 0.00 Timetaken: ...
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How can I tell VIFM to filter binary files, “.hi” files and “.o” files?

I've managed to filter ".hi" and ".o" with: :filter '\.(o|hi)$' But how do I filter binary files too?
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Notepad++ function list: Account for jquery listeners in javascript class

Notepad++'s function list works decently well with PHP and Javascript. I am having an issue with DOM listeners breaking my FL structure though. Does anyone know how to solve this? Here's a ...
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Replace a couble string of text automatically?

More detailed: I've got a folder with data for a game which code is pure text and customizable (M.U.G.E.N). Beside all other things, the *.cns file of each character contains following string of ...
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Regex for cron pattern not working

Tried to create a (simplified) regex for cron patterns for myself and came up with the following one: ^(((\d+(,\d+)*)|(\d+-\d+)|(\*(\/\d+)?))(\s+(\d+(,\d+)*)|(\d+-\d+)|(\*(\/\d+)?)){4})$ This is ...
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Copy files with extension - search subfolders

Copying ttf files from one folder to another using wildcard "**/*ttf", however this is not searching the files in sub-folders as well. How can I copy all the files (present in sub-folders as well) ...
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Stop regex from searching after hitting the first specific string instead of going to the last one

I have a file that looks like this: <target>randomnumber1 </target> <target>randomnumber2 </target> <target>randomnumber3 </target> I need a regex that will find ...
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Using RegEx to select text

I have some very long strings of text where the first 30 characters are all identical but the following characters are all random except that the last character is always a '>'. How can I use RegEx to ...
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Remove characters before string?

I have a huge CSV with content like so: 9,4300~SEAFOREL (VZ-1000984) 10,050T~KEERLA SWER (VZ-1000985) 11,RI-10~Richmond No.10 33kV (VZ-1000983) 12,366.FC~HUNT (VZ-1001094) I want to get the ...
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Notepad++ - How to remove everything after the last backslash “\” on a line in a text file

I have a list of about 30,000 files (with paths) that need to be individually copied along with their folder structures. Unfortunately, the paths are very long and the file copy utilities that will ...
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How to remove text before link

I want to remove everything before a link in some text. I'm using Notepad++ and have tried several regular expressions but nothing works correctly. What I want: Before 92812/abc.png', ...
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Get user logged into a given tty

I'm writing a bash script that disconnects idle sessions but writes to the tty a few seconds before terminating it to make sure it really is not being used. The format for write is write user [tty]. ...
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Editing gcode with vim regex

I need to edit gcode for a model in particular I have to substract number 87 from all Z coordinates. Here is sample of gcode: ;LAYER:435 G0 F9000 X-38.420 Y-26.887 Z87.300 ;TYPE:WALL-INNER G1 F1800 ...
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Notepad++ RegEx Help Please

I would like to use notepad++ to remove all text after the / in a domain url. I have a huge list of domains and some of them have a specific page or address after the domain name. I want to strip the ...
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Regex append a string to a part of the match

I find this quite hard to do, the thing is as follows: I have a string in the form: GlobalParameters::$docId = DocList::$PARTNERS; And I want to append the string _VIEW to the end of the symbol. ...
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Having trouble replacing a specific hyphen in directories that follow a specific format in Bash

I have a list of directories using the format: 2014-12-03 13-03 2014-09-03 12-07 etc. I need to change them to: 2014-12-03 13:03 2014-09-03 12:07 … I’m trying to do this with for d in *\ ...
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How to delete the 3rd occurrence of a pattern in a file, and beyond

How can I find the third occurrence of a pattern in a file (Note: not in a line) and delete the line containing the pattern and n lines below that (say, 5 lines below). e.g., COVER fafjasfj isfapifj ...
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Amavis - How to blacklist using regex, from an external file

I currently have this line in my amavis user config file: # BLACKLIST read_hash(\%blacklist_sender, '/etc/amavis/blacklist'); It works fine with entries such as: .baddomain.net .spam-galore.net ...
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Notepad++ search and replace with current line number

I am using notepad++ and am using it to create 200 copy commands. Each line starts copy \\server\\folder\a.pdf 1.pdf I want the 1.pdf to be a different file name for each line so I was thinking of ...
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Exclude during search and replace but in Word

This is an extended version of question Is there a way to search for a pattern in MS Word document?. What if there is a number as below? 124/555% 123/3333 1233345/1222% So how can I ...
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Is there a way to search for a pattern in a MS Word document?

Is there a way to look up patterns inside an MS Word document instead of an exact match? I have a document where all decimals have been written as / instead of .. For example, 1.02 has been written ...
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youtube-dl -o cannot insert single backslash in config file (windows)

I have created a file in the %APPDATA%\youtube-dl\config.txt as suggested at from the youtube-dl doc I need to place the output of the file to **D:\Personal\music** but the problem is that I ...
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How can I cloak my Amazon affiliate links in regex format for Wordpress? [closed]

I have many Amazon links, each for different products, on my website and I want a generic redirect link that would point to each of my products. For example I have this link: ...
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Including and excluding in one regular expression

We're using HP SiteScope system at work to monitor logs and get alerts when a special string or combination of strings is caught. There is one field where the regular expression that catches the ...
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How to apply regex to large text file?

I have large text files (some mega) example and I would like to know how if there is a more efficient way to apply regex than to PyCharm or SublimText 2 on Mac OSX. Thanks. Comment: I want to ...
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Find repeated words in a text

One of most common typos is to repeat the same word twice, as as here. I need an automatic procedure to remove all the repeated words in a text file. This should not be a strange feature for a modern ...
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Search and replace option in notepad++ for making a dictionary

We've gotten several files from a professor who published his dictionary and we convinced him to make it open source and make it freely available online. So now I've ended up with several files with ...
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How To Search for multiple multi-word strings in vim?

For example I'm trying to search for the occurence of both hello world and goodbye world in the same line. I've tried a bunch of difference iterations. For example, if you want to find one multi-word ...
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Are there any simple windows utilities to monitor a text file and capture contents if a “trigger expression” is seen?

One of our customers (and not an especially computer literate one) is experiencing a problem that we are unable to reproduce. We have a Windows application with verbose log files available (using ...
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Bash - Fixing messy output

I'm not sure how/why this is happening. Basically I have a command that is supposed to find and clean out all files in the desktop that contain a certain pattern. I am doing the first part using: ...
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Getting RegEx Code for File Name Change

Good Day Please help to find the right RegEx or other code for changing file name. Many subtitle files I have unnecessary character. I need to rename in my expectation format. Here the example Raw ...
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Regular expression/Wildcard find replace to change date format( 9/7 --> September 7th) in Word

I am editing a large document that has mansy date in mm/dd format. I would like to change them to "MMMM ddth" format. I am wanting 9/10 to be changed to September 10th. Seems like it should be: ...
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Regluar expression - Remove Numerical Entry

I want remove entries such as 0:1.2 and 14:12.4 and 196:4.6 from a text file using regular expressions. A sed, awk, perl or generic regex suggestion would be appreciated.
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Replace but leave between characters unchanged

I need to replace but leave between characters unchanged: Example: <column name="propertys_uid">30</column> <column name="property_name">Villa</column> <column ...
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regex not working as expected in grep

My problem is about a regex. Thanks to regexr, I managed to write up an expression that matches the interface name route linux command gave me. But I can't catch it with: route | grep -Eo ...
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Can we use regex in alias command?

I want to create the alias for this command. ssh user@ip as alias [0-9][0-9][0-9].[0-9][0-9][0-9].[0-9][0-9][0-9].[0-9][0-9][0-9] ="ssh user@$0" I have created it ,but it is not working. Is there ...
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Proper syntax for escaping a `$` in a regex in a bash shell script/makefile?

I'm running a Makefile which includes the following line... find ./ -type f -regextype emacs -regex ".*tests$" | xargs rm -f and am getting an error: find ./ -type f -regextype emacs -regex ...
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how to print pattern match

I am trying to get versions for services in a gnmap file. A typical line looks like: Host: 192.x.x.x () Ports: 21/open/tcp//ftp//HP JetDirect ftpd/, 23/open/tcp//telnet//HP JetDirect printer ...
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Why does sed accept \s (only when not in a character group)?

Okay, so I have always used \s to match whitespace but now I have been having a bit of difficulty as with sed, while trying to do a negated character group match [^\s] I found this does not work. ...