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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Change number in last row in data seperated with commas in NotePad++

I have rows of data all separated with commas. How can I replace the last numbers after the last commas with the number 5 in NotePad++? For example: How do I replace 9, 17 and 124 with 5 in the below ...
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How to search a text file for strings between two tokens in Ubuntu terminal and save the output?

How can I search a text file for this pattern in Ubuntu terminal and save the output as a text file? I'm looking for everything between the string "abc" and the string "cde" in a long list of data. ...
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Replace spaces with colon (:) in Notepad++?

Suppose (this is sample data) I have these lines: A W BAKER X CANDLESTICKMAKER Y DOGCATCHER Z I want to change the whitespace ...
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Match cell content based on line break

I take data from a helpline call in site and transfer it to Linux Libreoffice Calc (LC). Column C cells have 2 sets of data - two telephone numbers - 1 being the caller and 1 being the forwarded ...
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How to grep values under columns

How can I grep for a specific column name and display the value underneath that column. Sample data: StandByFile StandByPg StandByLSN StandByRcvBufUsed S0082160.LOG 621668 ...
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Which regular expressions (POSIX or extended) are allowed in awk?

I'm wondering which kind of regular expressions (POSIX as in grep, or extended in egrep) am I using when type in regular expressions in awk?
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How to use a regex to organize song lists, changing their order from “Song - Artist” to “Artist - Song”?

I have a long list of songs in the format "Artist - Song", but I want them to be listed as "Artist - Song". How to change all items automatically with a regular expression, preferably on Notepad++?
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How do you perform a 2d search in vim?

I'm looking for lines in a file that match a 2-dimensional pattern. For instance, given the following input file: aaaba aabaa aaaba aaaaa aaaaa I'd like to use a pattern like ab ba ab to match ...
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Selective Find & Replace to pretty up my C code in Eclipse or Notepad++

I am working on a old C code which have debug statments like this: debug(1, "SomeDebugStmt %s %d", someString, someNumber); ... debug(2, "another SomeDebugStmt number 2 %s %d", anotherString, ...
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Using vim to delete all lines except those that match an arbitrary set of strings

I use vim to remove all lines except those that match a particular string, e.g. :g!/[string that I want to remain in the editor]/d Works great. But what I really want, and haven't found anywhere, ...
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How to define new scopes using arbitrary delimiters in Sublime Text 2

TL;DR: How do I bring Ruby-like comment scope to plaintext files for sublime text? I want to customize my plaintext file look in ST2 by allowing comments. So far I have managed to extend the ...
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How do I remove HTML from MS Word 2010 document with Find/Replace Wildcards/Regex?

I found a website to help me choose domain names. I have my shortlist which I can't export, but I need to share the list with some other team members first. It also won't let me copy and paste the ...
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Can I apply a regex to file filter on Notepad++?

I have a folder full of xml files, and I want to search through them for a particular ID. However, I only want to search the files that are of the format hello_apple_01.xml, hello_apple_02.xml... ...
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Remove quotation marks around a number (while leaving other quotes)

I want to replace all text like this: "latitude": "32.336533", with this: "latitude": 32.336533, I'm using Notepad++.
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How to identify tab delimited columns in Multitail

I'm trying to remove certain columns from my logs, where columns are delimited by tabs. Here are some ways I've tried to remove the second column which didn't work. multitail -kc " " 2 my.log ...
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Multiple exclusion patterns with grep

I would like to select lines which do not match the specified pattern, where I have multiple patterns to exclude. As an example, I want to exclude lines which start with the keywords apple and banana: ...
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Redirect domain name

I have two domain names pointing to my server. I want them both to serve identical HTML. I thought I would just do the following, however, it was unsuccessful. Note that I eventually will want ssl ...
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Removing Nested LaTeX Tags with Regex

How would I use regex (such as with sed) to remove all \index tags that occur inside any \index tags? For example, a nested mess like this: \index{Test\index{test\index{test}}ing One\index{one} ...
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Use perl to do multi-line replacement [closed]

I have to do some replacements in many *.c files. I want to do the replacement like this: original: printf("This is a string! %d %d\n", 1, 2); result: print_record("This is a string! %d %d", 1, 2); ...
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find -regex not recognizing \d digit

I have a directory structure that looks like the following: processor0/10 processor0/10.1 processor0/10.2 processor1/10 processor1/10.1 processor1/10.2 ...etc... processor7/10 processor7/10.1 ...
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How to use REGEX to capitalise the first letter of each word in a sentence?

I would like to use regular expressions (REGEX) to capitalise the first letter of each word in a sentence. I have achieved the same result in programming languages, but it seems that using regular ...
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Microsoft Word 2010 regex replace

I am having a problem with a regex find and replace in Word 2010 (Windows 7). I want to convert reference citation numbers in parentheses to the same numbers in brackets. For example, (20-23) should ...
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egrep for time in H:MM:SS format

Working on the file an need to grep the line with a time stamp in the H:MM:SS format. I tried the following egrep '[0-9]\:[0-9]\:[0-9]'. Didn't work for me. What am i doing wrong in regex?
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Regular expression that finds same words within 'n' words of each other

I'm trying to put together a regular expression search that finds any two (or more) words that are within n (e.g., more than 1, less than 5) words of each other. The goal is to search over a prose ...
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Apache mod rewrite testing tool (no online tools)

I've tested some great RegEx standalone tools and found a couple of mod rewrite online tools, but is there some standalone tools for testing apache mod rewrite definitions? Ideally, I want something ...
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Vim experts: how to find a number within a range based on two numbers? Eg “777” matches “667:888”

I need to search for numbers in a text with Vim. The numbers I need to find are often within a range based on two numbers and I need to match that range based on a single number. For example, in my ...
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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

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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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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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 ...