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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specify the regex dot `.` and `..` in powershell to find files/directories?

I find powershell in some ways, can do regexes to a limited extent. No doubt it can do more but I can't see why it isn't here. I'm trying to use a regex to specify files/directories. For example, ...
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text file — search via regex, bold the results in order to physically print out

i can't think off the top of my head an app which will allow me to do this. i have a document with hundreds of lines, i want to search via a regular expression and either bold or italicise the hits. ...
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Substitution in text file **without** regular expressions

I need to substitute some text inside a text file with a replacement. Usually I would do something like sed -i 's/text/replacement/g' path/to/the/file The problem is that both text and replacement ...
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notepad++ regexp to find all lines which contain a specific string

I am looking for a notepad++ regexp that contains a specific string. I then want to delete this whole line.
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How to remove text that does not contain spaces from a delimited string in Notepad++

I have a string such as brown,Ceilings,flu,hydraulic bar stool,horse saddles,marble tiles. I want to remove the text that does not contain spaces, but keep the text that has at least one space. The ...
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Need to add missing iteration id numbers to a series in text or excel. How to get this done without coding?

I have a text, csv or excel file that looks like ||--ID-----||--Name--||--Date of birth--|| 1 Jo 1/1/11 32 Mo 2/2/12 3382 Ro 3/3/10 ...
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Using Notepad++ search/replace PHP code with regexp

I don't have experience in regexp so I hope someone will able to help me to change faster than by hands Need to replace objects to arrays like $variable -> child; OR $variable->child to ...
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Renaming many files in Mac OS X, batch processing

I used to rename file in Linux via a rename command: rename 's/old_pattern/new_pattern/g' *glob Is there something similar in Mac OS X (Snow Leopard)?
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Firefox Extension To Save To Folder Named After Text On Webpage

I am wanting to find or create a Firefox Extension that can create and save to a folder, based upon the text in a page's tag. I would want it to do the following: Check the page's html for a ...
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RegEx formula for copying comma-separated target glossary terms to a new line

I have a tab-separated two columns glossary that contains mostly target, rarely source terms separated by a comma and followed by white-space like: abarbeiten-TAB-execute, perform and denken, ...
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Increment version text stored in a bash script file

I have a bash file and I want to store a version text in it (preferably "echo version 1.0.1" so that it automatically prints out its own version when executed) I am trying to make a command group ...
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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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Is it possible to extract multiple groups at once when fontifying with font-lock?

I'm trying to wrap my head around font-lock-keywords format, particularly MATCH-ANCHORED variant, but I don't see how would I re-use matches generated from one regexp. Below is my setup for ...
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Grep word in one file, and use that word to match in another file, adding the thing that follows the match

I want to grep several words in file1, and use each word to grep what follows after its match in file2. And then I want to add the string that followed the match to the word I used into file03, so ...
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Remove two dots back from end of line

I need to use regex to remove all text starting at the end of line and going back two dots. gtk2-2.24.22-2.fc20.x86_64 becomes gtk2-2.24.22-2 This is the output from rpm -qa to a text file, and ...
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Notepad++ regex - numbers

I tried to search for it and experiment it out, but I couldn't figure it out. In notepad++ I have a line like: 102. or 12 and I would like to delete the whole line (so i would need \n\r I ...
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Notepad++ regex

I have a wall of text (no code, numbers or anything like that). The sentences are sometimes split in the "middle" by a "paragraph" or "manual line break". For example: The most obvious part was a ...
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How can I find all files on a folder tree that have a none alpha numeric characters in it

I have taken over from someone else a lot of historic data. However the file names are totaly random and badly formatted IMHO. To start with I want to get a list of all files that contain spaces, or ...
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Remove duplicate lines in LibreOffice / OpenOffice Writer

I'm working on a text file in Writer which is basically a sorted list of words and phrases. It contains some duplicates I want to remove. Normally I would use a regular expression in Search & ...
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Sed replace only in even numbered lines of a file when replace commands are written in a file

I have all the replace commands in a file (say replace.sed) and i use it with -f flag of sed (sed -f replace.sed InputFile). But now i ran into a condition where i need to apply these replace rules ...
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Is there any way to do a plain text regex find and replace with standard Windows software?

Long story short, I need to enable a client to routinely run a regex find and replace that looks like this on many SVG files that are up to 3mbs in size: Find: font-family=".*?" Replace with: ...
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.htaccess 301 redirect with regular expressions

If I have: redirect 301 /users/foo http://www.example.com/profiles/foo redirect 301 /users/bar http://www.example.com/profiles/bar Can I do something like? redirect 301 ^\/users/(.+)$ ...
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Bash regex to rename set of files

I have to rename a set of files, using the rename command (with a regular expression).  After some tries, I'm not able to find an expression that gets the expected result. I've got a file pattern ...
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How do I use wildcards in Notepad++ to 'find and replace' all of this text?

I would really appreciate some help with this. I am working with a large corpus of text that has been marked-up with XML script and I need to tidy some things up. More specifically, there are several ...
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Notepad++ Search/Replace Comments { inside } Curly Brackets

is there a way in Notepad++ (whether by Regex or some other way) to replace/remove comments within curly brackets? { some comments { nested comments } need to be deleted } I want to remove the ...
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Rename ':2f' to '-' on folder names in Linux

I've got a hard drive taken from a NAS drive where files had been put on from a Mac - However, some of the filenames had been, for example, 'backup 16/07/14' which has then been changed to 'backup ...
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Weeding out invalid html code with regex

I need a pcre regex that will select all html img tags without a src part. Long story. With help I got to (?-s)<img(?!.*?src).*?\/> which worked fine until a line got a second img tag WITH src ...
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Checking file names inside a directory with Regular Expressions

I have a list of files inside a directory and I want to make a bash script which uses a regular expression to check if every file name inside it has this syntax: xxxx_xxxx_xx_xx Where x are ...
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How to download all file with name emp* using curl from a FTP site

How can I get all files downloaded from a FTP site directory with file name like emp*. Please suggest.
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Insert a line of text before lines matching a regex in vim

I'm attempting to add a column to an HTML table using vim so I need to add a pair of <td> tags the line before each </tr>. So far I have :186,$s/ <\/tr>/<td><\/td> \n ...
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How to navigate PHP-based pagination with WGET?

I'm trying to come up with a list of possible names for our next baby boy and have been looking through the site IndiaParenting. Each name on the site has a detail page at a URL like this one ...
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How to search the text for several lines and find in order using regular expression

Trying to figure out the regular expression to be used in Notepad++ where I can search the text below (as an example) and find the results in order. Sample Text: { USERECOVERDB 1 } protocol ...
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Removing ANSI color codes from text stream

Examining the output from perl -e 'use Term::ANSIColor; print color "white"; print "ABC\n"; print color "reset";' in a text editor (e.g., vi) shows the following: ^[[37mABC ^[[0m How would one ...
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Batch renaming of files using regular expression in Unix

I have several thousand files of the form: [8-digit number]_[number I want]_S60491_I129111.dcm. I wish to remove everything except the number I want, and use that as its name. In Ruby, I can get to ...
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Is it possible using regular expression in inbox rule criteria

I want to filter all mail whose subject starts with [SomeWord], so I wonder is it possible using regular expression(such as ^\[SomeWord\]) for inbox rule of outlook. I'm using outlook web aceess, not ...
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Notepad++: How to remove a section of text with regex

I have a file that has lines like: string1,string2,string3 I would like it to just be string2 How would I use regular expression to do this?
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mRemoteNG Panel equal to Name

I wanted to have the Panel=%name% or something similar in mRemoteNG. Is it possible to do this within the program? For now I resorted to using Regex find replace in an editor on the confCons.xml file, ...
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Inserting line before lines containing a particular word

How to insert a line before a line ending with a certain word in textpad? For eg: I want to insert a blank line before every line that ends with the word 'Chapter'
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Using regex to select word before another word which starts with a capital letter

I would like to select all adjectives in a German sentence. As all German nouns are capitalized, I though one way would be to look for capitalized words and select the previous word. If the selected ...
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Grep: count number of matches per line

I'm trying to get the number of matches (in this case occurrences of { or }) in each line of a .tex file. I know that the -o flag returns only the match, but it returns each match on a new line, even ...
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Meaning of \b in .Net Regular Expressions [closed]

Microsoft has a nifty quick reference card for .Net Regular Expressions. But it seems to list \b as both matching Backspace and also matching "On word boundary". Which is it? Can \b really do both? ...
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Sed pattern for multiple lines

I want to remove all create table statements from a mysql script, but the statement runs over multiple lines. Like this: Create table ......NEWLINE... NEWLINE... NEWLINE....; So I tried this ...
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Extract substring before = sign using awk

Say I have some file with a bunch of lines in the form someString=someMoreCharacters anotherString.blah=foo=bar blah.blah.blah=foo.bar.=foobar Desired output someString anotherString.blah ...
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How to do concise two alternative substitutions in Windows Excel 2010? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you do Regular Expressions in Excel without VBScript? I wish to replace a string pattern with another along the lines of the following: ...
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regex for specific number of numbers

I need to get the regex-pattern for the following sequence of numbers: X.XXX.XXX-X Every X is one number. How can I do that? I don't want to use *, because I need exactly the number of numbers.
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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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How to delete files on the command line with regular expressions?

Lets say I have 20 files named FOOXX, where XX is the number of the file, eg 01, 02 etc. At the moment, if I want to delete all files lower than the number 10, this is easy and I just use a wildcard, ...
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using sed to replace 1 line with a multi-line variable in ksh

I have the following text in a file: XXXX NNNN YYYY NNNN ZZZZ NNNN I want to replace the NNNN to make it look like this: XXXX NNNN DUTY FORECASTER: YYYY NNNN DUTY FORECASTER: ZZZZ NNNN ...
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set chars to uppercase between parenthesis

let's assume in vim I have following lines: all what (strong) people have to do is pushing (heavy) weights over (and over) again in order to gain muscles and I need to convert words inside ...
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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. ...