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 do I signify repetition in a ZMV regex?

I'm trying to manually pull the digests off of Rails assets (don't ask). I was directed to ZMV for easy regex-based find/replace. But the normal {32} syntax for specifying an amount of repetition does ...
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Is there a way to highlight text matching a regular expression in Chrome even upon page redirection?

Is there a way to highlight all words that are written in ALL CAPS when I load certain pages in Chrome? Ideally, the solution would work for the current page, and when I click the form button, it ...
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Append text to lines between two patterns every time they appear in a file

This will be a rather hard one, i guess. I have to fiddle around with inline documentation that is extracted into html files to be used as online documentation, but these parts of the files should be ...
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RegEx expression to replace /randomword/ with <i>randomword</i>?

I'm looking for a RegEx expression to use with Find & Replace that will turn /randomword/ into <i>randomword</i> without actually changing the random word. Possible to do this ...
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Replace any number of spaces using regular expressions

How can I replace any number of consecutive spaces, with, for example, a tab in a text editor supporting regular expressions (like Notepad++) To clarify: Replacing every occurrence of one or more ...
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Remove lines containing only a word and a number ? (notepad++, regex)

I have several hundreds of .txt files from which I would like to remove the lines where only the word "Volume" followed by a number appears. The word "Volume" may appear several times in each text ...
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Extract/delete all other text than whats inside quotation marks (“ ”), 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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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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how to set outline-minor-mode heading levels in outline-regexp

I am trying to add a custom heading to program mode, and I want it to be on the highest level and move all other levels down, so I can add more structure to my long script. For example, for python ...
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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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How to show temperatures on Conky from macfanctld?

On Ubuntu 14.04 in a Macbook Pro 8,1. I'm trying to display values of the temp sensors that macfanctld uses. When viewing /var/log/macfanctl.log or when sudo macfanctld -f outputs to stdout, the ...
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Asterisk (*) and plus (+) are not working in Notepad++ as a regular expression

I am using Notepad++ and learning regular expressions, but I am wondering why some of the meta characters are not working in the editor, that is, asterisk (*) and plus (+). For example: The tree ...
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regular expression to reverse the order of two unknown words separated by a comma

I am trying to use ReNamer regular expressions to reverse folder names that use author names. They are set up as LastName, FirstName and I need to change them to FirstName LastName (minus the comma). ...
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Concatenating varying number of lines notepad++

I have a file where i need to take varying number of lines and concatenate into one. It could be two, three, or four lines that require concatenation. There is a common set of characters (say 'xxx') ...
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sed regex pattern matched greedy although it should not

I stumbled upon a behaviour I can not explain, hope some of you guys can help me out. I try to generate a sort of documentation from a bigger Ant project, as such I use sed to filter the information ...
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How to unblock Pinterest's follow button?

I use adblock on Pinterest and it blocks the follow button. I like to unblock the specific element without allowing other ads. Here are the regex I tried: pinterest.com#@#div.boardButtons ...
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How to process files with purely numerical extenson [ regex ] Windows

Windows, batch. I want to process files in batch for loop. The problem is:I have no idea what exactly the extension will be. What I do know is that it will be a number. So what I'm trying to create ...
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I need help in selecting entire multiple lines that starts with unpackcontainer & copy that text to different text file in Notepad++

I need help in selecting entire multiple lines that starts with unpackcontainer (as shown) & copy that text to different text file in Notepad++ on Windows: unpackcontainer -s ...
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How to replace from second occurrence

My data looks like this: Name,Minutes,Meters ABILENE TX - CHARLESTON SC - ABILENE TX - CHARLESTON SC,1162,2052516 ABILENE TX - CHARLESTON WV - ABILENE TX - CHARLESTON WV,1153,2029119 ABILENE TX - ...
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Loading org-mode agenda files

I'm having trouble getting Emacs to automatically include files in my org-mode agenda. I want files from two folders included, which I've attempted to do by setting (setq org-agenda-files (list ...
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Is there any way to save a search in Xcode or OS X?

I want to improve my workflow by having a saved search that I can either simply open, or would automatically update. For my current particular use (may change in the future), it would search the ...
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Using perl regex over mutlple lines

I'd like to replace all occurrences of this in a file: ab ba With this: a a I tried the obvious: $ perl -i -p -e 's/ab\nba/a a/' file.txt With no success. How is this done? I can't find any ...
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Filezilla regex for filtering out all subdir except one

I'm trying to get filezilla filtering out all the subfolder of a certain folder except one without success. My tree looks like this: css/ |--many files and dirs... js/ |--many files and dirs... ...
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How do I print the line only with the last occurrence of a regex?

I have a (large) file that has multiple occurrences of the expression SCF Done and I am (for now) only interested in the last of these lines. Currently I am using a piped command: sed -n '/SCF ...
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Matching only the first occurrence in a line with Regex

I am completely new to regex and I would greatly appreciate any help. The task is simple. I have a CSV file with records that read like this: 12345,67890,12345,67890 12345,67890,12345,67890 ...
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How to match digits followed by a dot using sed?

I'm trying to use sed to substitute all the patterns with digits followed immediately by a dot (such as 3., 355.) by an empty string. So I try: sed 's/\d+\.//g' file.txt But it doesn't work. Why is ...
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Removing files matching a numeric range regular expression

I have a folder which has many files. Some of the data files are labelled 1, 2, 3, ..., 300 I want to remove these data files using the terminal. How do I do this? I want to do something like rm ...
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Appending (via rename?) `.bad` to files identified by `tests/test_.*`

What do I want? Given the following directory structure: . ├── bar.py ├── hap │   ├── bla.py │   └── tests │   └── test_hap.py └── hip ├── testimony.py └── tests ├── foo.py ...
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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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Excel: Find&Replace issue

I'm trying to find out, how to replace only those substrings (in my case it is ,_ where _ is a space), which starts at the beginning of the cell. I suppose, the solution should be like this regex: ...
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How to run a regex search on Google Chrome or Firefox?

How can I search for expressions like 'foo|bar' on webpages using browsers like Google Chrome or Firefox?
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notepad++ User Defined Language regex

Is there a way to recognize certain text as a keyword Only if it is the first text in the row? I don't see such an option within the 'User Defined Language' -> 'Keywords Lists' options
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Multiple character lookup within square brackets with regex [migrated]

I’m using regex in JavaScript for certain text replacements to convert legacy encoded text to unicode (it’s an indic language). Suppose I anywhere I find either of a,b,c followed by either of x,y,z ...
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How to cp multiple file extensions?

How do I cp multiple file extensions, like png, jpg and tif files? I tried: $cp ./*.(jpg|png|tif) ../output/ >bash: syntax error near unexpected token `(` $cp ./01_reliefs/*.\(jpg\|png\|tif\) ...
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Find and replace notepad++ with wildcards

I've read about 15 tutorials on regular expression however I'm clearly not getting as I've been unable to tailor it to my problem. I have one set of code which would be found in many different ...
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Append to data in an XML attribute using Regex in Notepad++

Newbie alert! I am trying to automatically append some text to the data within an XML attribute - I believe notepad++ will do it but I cant figure out the expression I need to use to search. It ...
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How to find and replace the character “*” in excel

I am trying to find and replace the * (star, or shift+8) character in a bunch of formulas in Excel 2007. * of course matches the ENTIRE contents of the cell, which is not what I want. How do I ...
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RegEx to Remove All Text Between Set Characters

I'm using the Regex functionality in Notepad++ to delete all characters between specific characters. For example I have text file with the following line: table.column NOT IN ...
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Grep tool for XML [closed]

I am looking for a good tool to perform grep-like operations on XML - for example, extract certain attributes only. Grep itself can't handle it - any DFA-equivalent tool can handle only non recursive ...
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Grep multiline pattern

How do I search for a phrase over multiple lines? E.g. Lets have the phrase "my ice tea" then it may be wrapped in text files: as js skdfh dfh djh sf my ice tea. grep will not match since there is ...
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Word wildcards/regex search from the begining of line till the first :

In MS word 2013 I'm having multiple lines like: Duis pulvinar, enim montes : magna tincidunt penatibus nec amet a nec tristique rhoncus aliquet? porttitor diam amet : nascetur sociis dapibus ...
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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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Nano syntax highlighting malformed regex?

I found this javascript syntax highlighting file for nano on google code, downloaded it and included it in my /etc/nanorc file: File: /usr/share/nano/js.nanorc ## all *js files ( e.g. Firefox ...
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Notepad ++ removing text between delimiters

I have some lines of text with this structure: TEXT1:TEXT2:TEXT3 I only need TEXT1:TEXT3 joined together. I want to remove the TEXT2 value. I have tried many options to try sorting them but ...
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Remove of everything between two characters in Word (regex)

I need a regex to remove everything between the "<" and ">" characters. An example would be: <blah blah blah>Something I want <blah blah>really bad<blah blah> becomes Something ...
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How to specify a sed expression to remove non-printing octal characters from a text file

I am new to sed and am cleaning up a very large file. The cleaned document looks right, but when I read it into my R, it shows that each line is appended with \016\t at the end of each line. I have ...
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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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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 ='*/' ...