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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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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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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Regex expression cuts zero in the end

I have a script with powershell regex in it, and after I upgraded from Windows 7 to 10 it working different. Regex: if ($srv -match '^[0-9]{1,3}\.[0-9]{1,3}$'){$srv = "192.168.$srv"} Expected: ...
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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 properly match newline with zsh regex?

for my prompt i am trying to parse the current git branch out of the resulting text of the git status command. For example, it returns: On branch master nothing to commit, working directory clean ...
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Regex to find commas, excluding commas inside a string demarcated by double quotes

I would like to manipulate a closed .csv file without opening it through a button on an Excel AddIn. I am able to complete all the steps but am having a problem with finding a regex that would ...
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MS Word, can we write a multilingual regular expression?

I want to find all the occurrences of the from x.y and change it to x,y where x and y are numbers: I was using this: ([0-9]).([0-9) and doing the replace using \1,\2 but here is the catch , if the ...
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Search & replace speed in Notepad++ / indexing

I am using Notepad++ to search and replace in around 60, 000 files, one folder. It only seems to be processing around 2 files per second, is there any way to speed this up? I have an i7 processor ...
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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 it's in the same line, but not if it's in the next line: vs After reading this question I opened the PHP ...
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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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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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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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Is there any way to keep “Regular Expressions” checked by default in TextMate?

When I use the find/replace dialogue in TextMate2, 95% of the time I want the regular expression behavior. However, every time I restart TextMate, it defaults back to leaving it unchecked. It also ...
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Can Spamassassin be made to advise match details in description

I have a number of Spamassassin rules which use simple regex. Normally this regex is matching something like /(opt1|opt2|opt3)/i When a rule matches, is there a way I can include the matched code ...
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Searching for a string with grep

I'm looking for a way to retrieve a dollar amount from a website using a combination of wget and grep. This is what I've got so far: wget http://csgobackpack.net/?nick=jotnova -q -O - | grep -o ...
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tricky regular expressions for html > latex conversion

While converting a html document to latex, I want to replace patterns like < img STUFF src="STUFF/image.png" STUFF / > with \includegraphics{PATH/image.png} where STUFF consists of words, ...
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How to use TextMate 2's Find “In” Regular Expressions?

Ok, here is a scenario, in pictures. OK, so searching all files looks in 333 files, and finds 614 matches. First result is alex/init.zsh. Fine. So I try to limit the scope a bit, with my logical ...
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Outlook Query to highlight messages that mention me?

In essence, I want to do some conditional formatting on messages that mention me. Below are 3 sample Messages (Bodies). The first two should be purple, the last one should not be purple because I ...
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insert text and numbers in notepad++

I have this: ...something...data-src="TEXT"...something...src="images/BBP/BBP0001/01SMALL.jpg"...something... ...
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Find and Replace in .txt file by extracting data from spreadsheet

I need to replace instances like Manhole Name="1" with Manhole Name="SW3/001" for instance by extracting the data from spreadsheet. Would that be possible using regex, or in any possible way ? ...
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Regular Expression to match a dot followed by a space inside a tag

I must be missing something quite obvious, but I need to match every dot followed by a space ". " inside these tags: <example:label xml:lang="en">One. Two. Three. Four</example:label> ...
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mutt regex for limit filters

Does mutt support multi-line regex for its search filters? I cannot find an yes or no in the documentation. I'm assuming its not supported, but cannot tell if maybe I am improperly escaping my regex. ...
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HTTPD 2.2.15 AliasMatch

I have built a regex for an AliasMatch that tests out fine against the PCRE tester at regex101.com. The task I am trying to accomplish it to allow any alias matching a pattern to refer to a common ...
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How expand NSDataDetector's NSTextCheckingType and corresponding pattern?

I want detect some condition more than NSDataDetector's internal types, so need know whether IOS system already provide a interface for expand NSTextCheckingResult. apple document just say: the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...