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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Replace a couble string 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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?
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youtube-dl -o cannot insert single backslash in config file (windows)

I have created a file in the %APPDATA%\youtube-dl\config.txt as suggested at from the youtube-dl doc I need to place the output of the file to **D:\Personal\music** but the problem is that I ...
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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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Including and excluding in one regular expression

We're using HP SiteScope system at work to monitor logs and get alerts when a special string or combination of strings is caught. There is one field where the regular expression that catches the ...
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How to apply regex to large text file?

I have large text files (some mega) example and I would like to know how if there is a more efficient way to apply regex than to PyCharm or SublimText 2 on Mac OSX. Thanks. Comment: I want to ...
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Convert text to table

I would like convert text into a table. Here is a link to the text http://www.tcdb.org/public/tcdb Short example: >gnl|TC-DB|A0CIB0|1.A.17.3.1 Chromosome undetermined scaffold_19, whole ...
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How to use backreferences in oracle sqldeveloper find/replace

How do you use backreferences when doing regular expression find/replace in Oracle SQLDeveloper? \n doesn't work for me and neither does $n.
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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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Why escaped single quote doesn't work in grep?

I am trying to match a string: * * * * * /usr/local/bin/growlnotify -t 'helloTitle' -m 'helloMessage' -n 'myApp' -sw with: crontab -l | grep '^[^#].*/usr/local/bin/growlnotify.*\-n \'myApp\'.*$' ...
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remove numbers from filenames in Mac OS X

I have a directory full of files with names in this format (with numbers as the start of each filename): 102_file.txt 104_list.txt 242_another_file.txt I would like to rename them as follows (i.e. ...
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Search and replace option in notepad++ for making a dictionary

We've gotten several files from a professor who published his dictionary and we convinced him to make it open source and make it freely available online. So now I've ended up with several files with ...
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Are there any simple windows utilities to monitor a text file and capture contents if a “trigger expression” is seen?

One of our customers (and not an especially computer literate one) is experiencing a problem that we are unable to reproduce. We have a Windows application with verbose log files available (using ...
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Deleting Duplicated Lines In TEXT File?

I am trying to cleanup a text and for some reason every line duplicated 3 times am i able to get ride of duplicates with regex or tricks or do you know a software which could do that , text file is ...
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Apply regex to certain occurrences

I have a large file with plain text (no html tags, etc.). What I want to do is to apply regex to whole file on the one hand but on the other I want to choose which changes will be applied. For ...
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How To Search for multiple multi-word strings in vim?

For example I'm trying to search for the occurence of both hello world and goodbye world in the same line. I've tried a bunch of difference iterations. For example, if you want to find one multi-word ...
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Bash - Fixing messy output

I'm not sure how/why this is happening. Basically I have a command that is supposed to find and clean out all files in the desktop that contain a certain pattern. I am doing the first part using: ...
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Perl for matching with regular expressions in Terminal?

I'm trying to familiarize myself a little with Perl to use for regular expression searches in Terminal (Mac). Now, I'm not really looking to learn Perl rigourously, just trying to find out how to do ...
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How to use sed to replace a pattern at the end of each line in a file with fixed text?

I want to compare two files of around 40 MB of comma separated values with lines like this: hstar,default,"T9883Z ",0d59,c801,7332,5,20120914,4.343618767 For the two files, the last entry which ...
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Replace but leave between characters unchanged

I need to replace but leave between characters unchanged: Example: <column name="propertys_uid">30</column> <column name="property_name">Villa</column> <column ...
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Getting RegEx Code for File Name Change

Good Day Please help to find the right RegEx or other code for changing file name. Many subtitle files I have unnecessary character. I need to rename in my expectation format. Here the example Raw ...
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Regular expression/Wildcard find replace to change date format( 9/7 --> September 7th) in Word

I am editing a large document that has mansy date in mm/dd format. I would like to change them to "MMMM ddth" format. I am wanting 9/10 to be changed to September 10th. Seems like it should be: ...
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Regluar expression - Remove Numerical Entry

I want remove entries such as 0:1.2 and 14:12.4 and 196:4.6 from a text file using regular expressions. A sed, awk, perl or generic regex suggestion would be appreciated.
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How to list all source files (*.c, *.cpp, *.h)

I'd like to find source files (*.c, *.cpp, *.h) that contain in Linux/MinGW/Cygwin, and recursively in all sub directories. My basic idea is using find and grep. However, building a regular ...
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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 ...