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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Microsoft Word Wildcards to Find Any Dates of a certain form

I am editing a very large document (~200 pages), with multiple dates on each page. I am looking to use MS Word's wildcard function in the find-and-replace feature to remove these. Some examples of ...
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Windows program / tool needed for recursively searching through files referenced from within a file

Following scenario: I browse for unsafeMethodCall() in all my web pages. This method is only unsafe in case that there is a reference of doSomeCrazyAjaxStuff() My web pages are using strong ...
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Notepad++ - Delete Everything Other Than The Specified Strings

I have the following strings that I want to keep and delete the rests: uicomp-type="example-string" uicomp-type='string-example' I use the following regex to find those strings: ...
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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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make \w match characters like ÄÖÜäöüß?

Is it possible to customize the behavior of regex metacharacters for character classes like that? (In Sublime, or more generally.)
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Is there a way to do rich text formatting with regexes?

I'm trying to edit a large public domain text for publication. One of the things I have to do is make each paragraph's heading bold. Since the heading always begins with an open-paren and ends with a ...
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Using Notepad++ to search/replace PHP code with regular expressions

I would like to update some PHP code into the Joomla framework, replacing things like: $myvar=$_POST["myvar"]; with $myvar=JRequest::getVar('myvar'); This seems like it should be easy enough ...
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Command that behaves like Emacs' align-regexp

Let's say you have a properties file that looks like this: prop1 = value1 longerprop = value2 reallylongpropthathasnomeaning = val3 shorterprop = val4 and you want to "beautify" it into this: ...
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Remove everything before the colon character (regex) in ms word

I need a regex to remove everything before the : character. An example would be: UNIDENTIFIED MALE #1: Thank you. Roll camera. Do you have numbers moving out at the sound? UNIDENTIFIED MALE ...
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Grep Whitespace across multiple lines

Given the following in a bunch of text files (.vb): Partial Class [A-Za-z0-9_] Inherits System.Web.UI.Page End Class I'm trying to grep for files that have this basically empty code file, to ...
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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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Using Regular Expressions with DownThemAll to exclude a file name

I'm using DownThemAll and a bit of regex to grab files from a web page. My DownThemAll filter is set up as follows: /\.(?:pdf|doc|docx|xls|xlsx|ppt|zip)$/i However, each page also includes the file ...
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Nginx rewrite to remove first (generic) path node

I am currently writing a dispatcher that will dispatch different URLs to specific service URLS. I essentially want to dispatch something like: POST ...
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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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Changing puttyTRAY's URL regex in order to match URLs across lines separated by tmux window boundaries

I use puttytray to access a shell account on which I have a tmux instance running. Inside tmux, I have irssi running in a window. When people post long URLs in IRC, however, it's annoying since these ...
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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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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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Script to port specifc data from doc1 (notepad++) to specific place(s) in doc2

I really appreciate your help with a windows script or regex function that ports specific data from doc1 (xml in notepad++) to specific place(s) in doc2 (notepad++). I'm running win8. Thank you in ...
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Midnight Commander copy/rename with replaced characters

I would like to copy/rename (F5/F6) with regex (regular expression) mask all the tagged files or directories with names containing space or á or é characters replaced with underscore and a and e ...
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FatRat - How to add FTP credentials?

I am wondering, how to add FTP credentials to FatRat? You have to insert an regular expression, but how exactly does it have to look like? Anyone has an example of an regular expression? For example ...
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Combine two and more regex, not returning variables from 2nd, 3rd regex

Still having problems with this. Trying to replace all text in a file so it just returns certain variables. It's a large file in Notepad++ ^.+?2014(.+?)Heading1Name(.+?)">(.+?)<(.+?>.*$ ...
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Sublime Text: Why regex in syntax highlighting does not work?

In sublime text 3 a default syntax highlighting rule paints a sql select just fine if its in the same line, but not if its in the next line: vs After reading this question I opened the PHP package ...
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Replace numbered paragraphs from one document to another?

I have two documents that are identical, but one is in English, the other in Spanish. I took the first and took care of reformatting it by hand, mostly. Now, rather than going through the lengthy ...
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Vimperator — Custom ExtendedHit to launch script/program on matching regex

I want to define a custom extendedhint in vimperator that: Matches a regex pattern Feeds that match to a script as such: ~/bin/script regex-match-as-arg Where should I start solving this problem? ...
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regex search compressed password protected files

I have a repository of a few million large text files. I need to regex search them on a regular basis. Because they are large, I use gzip to compress them and zgrep to search them. I have been asked ...
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nginx regexp rule to block all urls containing a '.js?foo'?

I'd like nginx to deny all requests to static files followed by ?foo, like /path/to/somestatic.js?foo or /another/path/to/my.css?bar This is a trick that application layer ddos attacks seems to use ...
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Find and replace by a single dot several series of two dots attached to the end of words

I want to replace every series of two dots in a document by a single dot, excluding the cases where there are three dots in a row, i.e., the written ellipsis (...). Yet, the series of two dots always ...
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Adobe Brackets: How to find and replace using Regex?

I have installed the latest version of adobe brackets on my Dell laptop. Before this I was using notepad++ and there are many features in notepad++ that I'm trying to load in brackets via extenaions ...
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Notepad++ extract links from html tag with class

I have a text which consists of different html elements and links like this one: <a href="somelink" class="details btn secondary large">. I want to extract links from a href tag. What are ...
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OS X Numbers Find and Replace With Variables

I have a massive spreadsheet and a column has a load of HTML in it and i've spotted an error in the code so I need to update it. Each cell with the code in has a bunch of HTML, heres what the error ...
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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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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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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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how to list all “reports” subdirectories that contains .jsp files?

I really have no idea how to do this on windows with Widnows Explorer. So I am trying to use Cygwin. Basically, I'd like to list the full path of all subdirectories "reports" that contains .jsp files ...
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Keyboard shortcut to select the first result of a Regex search in Sublime Text 3

I attempt since 2 days now to config a shortcut to search for regex (regular expression) in the code and only select the first occurrence without automatic replacement. It allow me to navigate easily ...
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Notepad++ function list: Account for jquery listeners in javascript class

Notepad++'s function list works decently well with PHP and Javascript. I am having an issue with DOM listeners breaking my FL structure though. Does anyone know how to solve this? Here's a ...
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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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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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Why does sed accept \s (only when not in a character group)?

Okay, so I have always used \s to match whitespace but now I have been having a bit of difficulty as with sed, while trying to do a negated character group match [^\s] I found this does not work. ...
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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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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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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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TextAnalysisTool.NET equivalent for OS X

I've used TextAnalysisTool.NET in the past for analyzing log files on Windows machines and found it incredibly useful. I love the simplicity+power that it achieves for dynamically grepping log files, ...
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Looking for a solution to discover common text patterns in multiple strings

I'm looking for a solution where I can examine thousands of strings that share some similarity and have it discover appropriate regex pattern(s) that will give a 100% match on all strings? The catch ...
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Match the First Occurrence In Text Using Boundaries

I need some help as I have been trying to figure this out all night. I need to match the first occurrence in an article. Something like this... The online marketing game has changed since the ...
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Emacs rx semantics

I have the constructed the following regular expresion using rx.el module (rx (and bol (0+ (not (any "#" "[]*" "\n"))) " " (or "#" "[]*") " ")) I want to change the string []* for the string ...
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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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How to replace file strings with regexp in Linux

I'm trying to replace the specific numbers and use this command: sed -e 's/[0-9]\{12\}/ /g' file.log but nothing happens. As U can see this expression should replace all numeric occurrences with ...
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XML text transformation

I have a large file part of which is like below: <DataGroup xsi:type="ReportDataGroup"> <SmartReportTemplate DescriptionContentType="text/plain" IsActive="true"> <Name ...
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Regex to find a string in GrayLog2

I am trying to find a regex that will search for a string in Graylog2: access denied For example, I want to search for the string: Login failed: Access Denied I have tried: \Qaccess ...