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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Notepad++ : How to remove second occurrence of comma

I have text lines in Notepad++ like below: 1122, String1, String2, 20202 2222, String3, String4, 21212 3333, String5, String6, 3333333 4444, String8, String7, 44we23 I need to just remove second ...
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Is there a way to use Regex( or comparable solution) in Excel formulas?

I have a spreadshet that requires me to do some matching,namely speaking its a list of bonds, their tickers(names) and some data about them. I want to match their tickers(names), I know how would ...
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Notepad++ how to copy the text (only) which matches the regex expression (not the whole line)

I am looking for a simple way to copy into the clipboard all the "marks" in notepad++. I found that I could copy the whole line that match the regex using the bookmark option. But I'm looking for a ...
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How can I replace around a wildcard in a regex search?

I'm trying to comment out all of the variable type declarations in a script I have, but I've run into this problem a few other times. I'd like to match a string, followed by a variable name, followed ...
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Notepad++ RegEx replace XML file

I have looked around a lot on here but cannot find a solution to my problem and an a noob when using RegEx's. I am trying to change a XML file with tags that look like this: <key>Date ...
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Select all matching text in Vim?

I have a bunch of data, and I want to yank everything that matches the following regex to a register : /'user': '[a-Z]*' Is there any way to copy all the matches to a register in vanilla vim? I've ...
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Adobe Brackets; How to use the replace regexp function?

I searched the Brackets user guide @github and couldn't find how can I use the the search and replace function inside of the program. A simple example is to find foo and replace it with bar in a ...
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regex replace with textpad

I need to update a dateformat in a large file I have in textpad. the dateformat is currently mm-dd-yyyy and I need to make it mm/dd/yyyy each line with a date starts with a D. like this: ...
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Notepad++ Search & Replace with Regular Expressions

I know its simple, but I can't get it to work... I have a strings like {span style="display:none"}123{/span} and {span style="display:none"}456{/span} and {span style="display:none"}789{/span} ...
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Dreamweaver - Replace with Regular expressions?

I've got like 6 pages were i get both POST and GET data several times (PHP). I've now made a function that get's the data for me, so instead of typing: $_POST['whatever']; i now type: ...
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how to remove html comment tags using sed?

I want to remove comment tags in an html file. <!--- <script save and execute me> --> must become: <script save and execute me> I tried sed -i s_^<!-- \(.*\) -->$_\1_ ...
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Using wildcard search/replace in Notepad++

Here's my problem: In a .txt file, I need to find and replace thousands of instances of syntax like this: (see (a053007djfgspwdf)) or (see (a053007djfgspwdf) and (a54134xsedgeg)) or (see ...
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REGEX Replacement Syntax for NOTEPAD++ 6.5

I need to locate strings like R[A-Z][A-Z][0-9] (this syntax works) and replace the first character with 3 which leaving the remaining characters the same. What is the "replace" syntax?
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How to replace a specific character between specific words?

Would you be able to help me in finding out how I can use the Notepad++ Find/Replace function to replace a specific character between specific words. Please see the example below, I would like to find ...
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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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How to replace a word with Regular Expression in Microsoft Word 2007?

How can I replace a word with Regular Expression in Microsoft Word 2007? For example, I want to find and replace all \n with some spaces.
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Search & replace with wildcards and variable length strings in Notepad++

I am trying to edit a series of strings in Notepad++ using search & replace. What I'd like to do is to search for a particular piece of HTML code, then delete a portion of it. The challenging ...
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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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Automatic replacement of expressions

Maybe this can be achieved through (extended) regular expressions, but I really don't know if or how. There seems to be a way to access "things that are found" by using $1, $2, … but I have no idea ...
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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 find and replace in the between tags in notepad++

I have a problem about find and replace in notepad++. I want to find a space+space in text and replace with just one space. But the area I want to find and replace is between tags (ex: ...
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How to replace a character from a variable location of a string up to the last character

Question, please: How do I remove characters starting with _ then all the way to the end. Examples are: FC1-46-SCD-02-008-11_14P will be FC1-46-SCD-02-008-11 FC1-46-SCD-02-0008-11D_0P will be ...
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Search Replace extended in a html file

i have a little question. I have a big html file and want to replace lots of things inside a lot of times. The only problem i cant solve is a replace with a variable. Example: <image ...
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How to delete word and all words after that

I have this URL: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=611377065590688&set=a.320150204713377.74079.229899403738458&type=1 I want to be: ...
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Return / transform then return pattern with nulls

I'm using grep/sed to parse a large binary file full of nulls for some specific data. This is in a windows environment using gnuwin32. Assuming I had some to return some data from a binary file that ...
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Remove beginnings of email addresses from text using grep or sed

I have a text file with lines like the following: John Stevenson Johnnyboy34 john.stevenson@company.com 0320423\n Mike Anderson AndersMike mike@mikeltd.foo 0234234 How do I remove the "text" ...
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How To Search & Replace From a Word to another in The Same Line?

Like I said,, I want to search each line, from a word at the beginning of the line, To another word at the end ! For Example, let's say that I've a text file, that contains these lines :- 1.RA.xm: ...
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How to extract everything between <table> and </table> in multiple HTML files

I have been trying to extract this data for a couple of hours without luck. I either want to just extract all the table tags from the HTML and save them to a separate file or everything between these ...
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Upping all seconds of X value

I have a subtitles file. What regex should I use in Notepad++ to up every line of 2 seconds? 00:01:15,444 --> 00:01:17,613 should become 00:01:17,444 --> 00:01:19,613
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LDAP role/group membership

We have many users registered in our LDAP auth. So far we've only stored login and mail-related information in this LDAP. In our main application (Play! Framework), we needed to modelise roles ...
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Fix problematic number formatting

In a spreadsheet I have several columns which had the following number format: 233,95. I have replaced all commas with dots, to 233.95, but it turns out that this was not such a good idea as there are ...
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need a regular expression command [closed]

How to take the word 'healthcare' from the word 'vendor_reg_analysis_healthcare.xls', By using the regular expression command SO by telling in detail , I need to take a word after third _ from the ...
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Notepad++ remove comma from string

I have about 5000+ lines in a csv file. Part of each line looks like this: ...Name 1:, Smith, John, Name 1 #:... ...Name 1:, Doe, Jane, Name 1 #:... I need a regex that will remove the comma ...
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Notepad ++ : How to Replace as the description

I have lines like these abye/>abye abys/>abys aced/>aced aces/>aces I want it like this abye abys aced aces Is it possible? If it is then please someone show me the way.
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Live-preview lines filtered with a stack of filters?

I would like to have a live preview of a filtered plain text lines. It is important that multiple filters need to be applied either exclusively or inclusively (similar to the filters in process ...
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RegEx is matching characters before I want it to

I need to parse a string that looks like this: A Christmas Special - Special of the day into 3 or 4 distinctive groups depending on if the - character is present in the original string or not like ...
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Choose first comma after specific pattern on each line

I have almost thousand lines each with the same structure and I have to edit one part of it. "650","4","The lenght of this part varies, Here's some commas, here, and, there" "203","4","Now this is ...
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NotePad++ Get words with REGEX Pattern of Delimiters

I am currently using this REGEX to get whole words with a prefix of PRE_ \b(PRE_)\S* This works fine for most cases, but I would like to handle cases when a special character is part of the word, ...
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Find and replace using wildcard/regex characters in Notepad++

I have an HTML Code with the following structure: <td class="tar"> <div class="bubble in"> Some Text, I want to keep! And maybe even an image: <img src= ...
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LogRotate use regex for filename

I have a custom logging class that creates a log for each instance of the process and adds a unique id to the log file name, example: process.1234.log process.1235.log Also I can add a date/time ...
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display and remove all chars > ascii code 127

How can I display and remove all chars > ascii code 127 from a file? file is unicode 16bit UPDATE Dennis has solved it but there is some interesting discussion about number ranges.
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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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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, ...