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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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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Notepad++ Joining a line containing a pattern to the previous line

I have a list of data containing table names and table parameters. In some of the cases, there is supplemental data containing the keyword SourceTableName Table:dbo_mlo_city;ODBC;DSN=blah; ...
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jedit and javascript regex [on hold]

Jedit has a some bag by regex function a(){template.replace(/([1-9])\{(.)\/\1}/g, 'a')}; http://itmages.ru/image/view/2237155/a5880dfd Incorrectly determined the end of the expression symbol \1 is ...
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regex : does not begin by “pattern”

I have a lot of lines in my LIST file and want to list only lines whose name does not start by (or contains) "git". So far I have : cat LIST | grep ^[^g] but I would like something like : #not ...
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rsync using regex to include only some files

I am trying to run rsync to copy some files recursively down a path based on their file name pattern, case insensitive. This is what I have done to run rsync: $ rsync -avvz --include ='*/' ...
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Notepad++: How to trim strings to a maximum length in a huge file?

community i need your help, please! i want to trim strings in a file with about 900000 lines: KAA BSJDKWLADDKHUEW AJMJJ GMEMJRGUMGA GJWEGRJGJALUSGEUIGRL AGUGADJF WE ..... I Want to trim all ...
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how to list all “reports” subdirectories that contains .jsp files?

I really have no idea how to do this on windows with Widnows Explorer. So I am trying to use Cygwin. Basically, I'd like to list the full path of all subdirectories "reports" that contains .jsp files ...
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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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Place string in front of underlined text in Word 2013

I have a bunch of questions with right (underlined) and wrong answers in a list like this: 1. What is love? - baby - don't - hurt - me where only the part with the right ...
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Convert specific word to uppercase

I have a document which have a specific words started with underscore ("_"). I need a regular expression for notepad++ to change it to uppercase. I've tried this one but it doesn't work: _\w+
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Replace a couple of strings 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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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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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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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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Extract/delete all other text than whats inside “ ”, and after string

I'm have a very big data output in a .txt file that looks like this: value1="1",value2="2",value3="test3",value4="4" value1="1",value2="2",value3="anothertest3",value4="4" ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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How can I delete everything after the first column in Notepad++?

I'm trying to get rid of everything after a column in Notepad++. Column mode is not an option. Is it possible? What I have: 70.97.110.40 159 ms [n/a] 21 ...
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Including " in a regular expression using sed on windows

I have: echo finally came. 34^"This is the account of | sed "s:[1-9][0-9]["]:<a name=\"top\">&</a>:g" and I need to get finally came. <a name="top">34"</a>This is the ...
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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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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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Multiline find and replace wrapper with wildcard inside

I'm trying to put a wrapper around a bunch of fields that already exist. I want to convert this: <div class="editor-label"> @Html.LabelFor(Function(model) model.FirstName) </div> ...
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Parsing text files

I encountered a situation tonight where I wanted to parse a text file. I had a very, very long word list that contained English words delimited by lines. I wanted to get rid of every word (or line) ...
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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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What terms in my regex should I use in place of /b to not be subject to interference by control characters in MS Word or its brethern?

I am using Dynamic Hotstrings as part of my implementation of AutoHotkey. It has been an invaluable tool in the learning of Regular Expressions. Currently I use it heavily for text expansion within ...
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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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Add new line after words matching a specific pattern

I'm trying to add a new line before and after a hyphenated word (one or many hyphens) in Notepad++ Input This is a search-and-replace test which I need-help to figure-out</h2> Output This ...
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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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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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How to search for any files that do not contain a proper XML root element?

I need to be able to search several thousand XHTML and XML files and see a list of files that do not contain the following string on the first line: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> How ...
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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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Microsoft Word wildcards

I have a document that has the word "The" capitalised in many places it shouldn't be. I wish to change "The" in those cases, to "the". I need to change any instances of "The" that are not at the ...
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Regular expressions in Microsoft Office 2013

I read the articles on regular expressions in Office already. My wish is to manipulate quoted strings. I need to replace the quote characters with parentheses. For example: "Hello World." ...
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Regular expression for search and replace in Microsoft Word

I need to do a search and replace for the text below in Microsoft Word. Skill No 24: And replace it with: Skill No: 24 What should the syntax be?