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Regular expression ignoring 9 occurrences of a special character '|'

Need regular expression to parse a log line, I have to select data after 10th occurrences of pipe symbol | Sample log line; Info device Allow:FWD|TCP|data1|data2|data3|data4|data5|data6|data7|...
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What are these unknown symbols that show up in my HTML when using Notepad?

These characters can be found by me in Notepad when writing HTML. It absolutely causing problems for me. I can’t even delete it! So does anyone knows this symbol is or why it appears? I’ve tried to ...
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How to find all hidden symbols on a keyboard?

OK I constantly see articles on how to type special characters using the character map or the codes or whatever ways. But often there is a way to type a symbol, but you just don't know under which key ...
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How can I perform a search for a form feed character in Excel?

I'm sorting out a document for someone that downloaded huge land ownership files for counties in a city. It was initially in CSV format. I realized that certain files had an unidentified character ...
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On any websites search bar, is there a way to make it recognize special symbols such as the # sign?

I'm looking up flashcards on a website and predictably it ignores the # sign in C#, so my results are all over the place. Is there any kind of escape character voodoo that works with search engines ...
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How to type the Euro Symbol € on US English keyboard in Windows 10 without a numpad or “AltGr” key?

There are already many questions about typing the € symbol on keyboards where it is not one of the keycaps. Unless I have missed one of them, the answers fall into several categories: Alt+E, which ...
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Change names in symbols into letter names

I'm working with population data in Vietnam. I've downloaded a series of cities and their corresponding population densities on the NASA SEDAC website. The issue is when I open the document, all the ...
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“Go to symbol in file” not working for PHP

For some reason, the "Go to symbol in file..." dialog for PHP only has an empty list. That dialog works fine for other languages, like JavaScript or TypeScript, but not PHP. I've set the PHP ...
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Typo3.9 - Error with colour on mobile phone

I've created a table in the classic text editor and marked some columns with a rhomb symbol. Then I changed the style of the symbol in the "info"-blue. Everything fine. But on the mobile phone these ...
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Why are my Alt codes different from what is generally reported online?

I was attempting to type the symbol for DC (direct current), I still haven't found it but in the process I noticed that the codes found online generate something completely different on my computer. I ...
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How to remove strange space symbols in Word

I got Word files from one guy, written in Russian and convert them to HTML. These files contain some strange white-space characters, for example: This looks like small zero (I changed mode to show ...
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Mojibake in the linux console

There was no problem for five years. But when reinstalling Fedora from scratch, she reappeared again. So, in the console (not the terminal) (Ctrl-Alt-F3, for example), Linux was displayed small ...
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Microsoft Word “DOT” not showing up after the table

The "dot" as highlighted below in the screenshot does not show up in my another Word document. It only appears in inside the table and not at the right edge of the table. See the difference of the ...
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How to make Kaomoji and Symbols tabs appear on Windows 10 emoji dialog?

MS has added the Japanese Kaomoji and Japanese Compatibility Symbols in Windows 10 insider build 17661 I'm using build 17746 and I have Japanese keyboard on my PC, but I can't see those things appear....
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HTML symbol: Search for quotation marks from a page in Chrome

Some of my pages have different languages. When I try to search the open double quotation marks exactly “ (U+201C), Chrome returns also ” (U+201D) and " (U+0022). What I do is to press Ctrl + F and ...
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What does `LESS=+/EXAMPLE\:` mean?

In man parallel_tutorial (for GNU parallel) I’ve found the following black magic: LESS=+/EXAMPLE\: man parallel Searching around in the man pages for man, less, and bash, it appears this may have ...
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matlab symbolic equality wrong

Why does matlab return a zero instead of a 1 for this command isequal(3*sin(x1)*M+3*sin(x1)*m,3*sin(x1)*(M+m)) similarly it returns a zero if I do isequal(3*sin(x1)*M+3*sin(x1)*m,simplify(3*sin(x1)...
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Process Explorer hangs after symbols have been configured

I have configured symbols in Process Explorer. I am aware that this has an impact on the performance of Process Explorer, especially in the beginning when symbols have not been downloaded from ...
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Cmd.exe - what do these symbols mean in ftype command?

Just trying to understand something here.. In playing around with file extensions, type assoc .bat and get .bat=batfile, then ftype batfile and get "%1" %*. The same happens with ".exe". Whereas when ...
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Unknown i/o port symbol on 15-pin D connector

I've never seen this symbol before, and can't seem to find it on the web. The symbol appears to be an exclamation mark partly intersecting a horizontal (h axis longer than v axis) lozenge. I say "...
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Trying to conditional format a spreadsheet containing values with less-than symbol

I am having a real tough time here writing a conditional formatting formula for my spreadsheet. I have a table of concentrations from a lab analysis, and various results have come back as below a ...
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Is there a double caret sign?

Basically, is there a rotated right/left version of 《 》, such that the symbol would be pointing upward and not sideways. It's for a visualization project and I tried the "^" sign but it's too narrow ...
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rsync, symbols not resolved but libraries found

In an embedded system I can't run rsync: $ rsync /usr/bin/rsync: symbol 'poptHelpOptions': can't resolve symbol /usr/bin/rsync: symbol '_poptBitsN': can't resolve symbol /usr/bin/rsync: symbol '...
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Is there a fast way to find and insert a symbol in PowerPoint 2013?

Is there a fast way to find and insert a symbol in PowerPoint 2013? When I have to insert a symbol, I click Symbol and then locate the desired symbol in the table. However, this takes me a lot of ...
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What does this nonprinting symbol mean in Microsoft Word?

I have a document from another editor that includes a non-printing character (it goes away when paragraph icon in ribbon is toggled) that I do not recognize: I don't know how to search for an image, ...
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Something has seriously gone wrong with my windows 8.1 PC [duplicate]

I just switched on my computer, running Windows 8.1 and all of these weird symbols have replaced the names of my items on the desktop and apps!! Can someone help me on this? I'm really scared right ...
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How to type mathematical symbols in gmail?

How can we type mathematical symbols like square-root, omega, integration, differentiation etc in gmail
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What is this symbol `¬` and how to remove it from a ms word 2013 file?

I used an ocr program to convert some scanned pages to an ms word file. After the conversion is possible to found the symbol ¬ in the middle of many words. I tried to search and replace it but word is ...
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How to align a column of cells by a symbol

I'm trying to replicate a table format from a paper, They have centre aligned the following cells by the ± symbol. I have searched online and only found aligning by decimal. Example input (1 column, ...
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Weird  symbol after every word in database

I can't figure out what this  symbol is. I have a webpage with some textboxes that allow users to submit info to a database. A few of the users are copying and pasting sentences from Microsoft Word. ...
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Are different non-alphanumeric symbols—when used at the beginning of a filename—treated differently when sorting alphabetically?

I’ve long used the trick of adding a dot to the beginning of a folder name so that it always appears at the top of a list of folders when they are sorted alphabetically. But is there an “alphabetical”...
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MS-Word file is only showing strange characters

I had my ms-word file working properly the whole week but today a virus started corrupting my ppt files and now I can't open them. I went to check my word file because i have something really ...
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Microsoft Word. Insert circled minus sign

I need to insert in my document circled minus sign. But I can not find it, and I do not want to insert it as symbol. Typing Alt+2296 inserts different symbol. Any ideas ?
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Why does this strange symbol appear on each line in my Linux boot log?

[154G Each line of my boot.log file in Ubuntu has an escape symbol that is two zeros on a top row and 1b on a bottom row surrounded by a one line frame, then the text 154G then the expected [ ok ] or ...
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individual greek letters in chart legend that comes from a formula

I'm creating a Weibull plot in Excel 2010. Each line on the chart needs a legend of this form: my 1st data [n=250, b=2.401] { where "b" should really be a lowercase Greek beta } my 2nd line [n=...
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How to type Euro symbol in keyboard that only have `$`?

is there a way to type Euro symbol (something like shortcut) when my keyboard doesn't have that symbol ? My keyboard only have $. Each time I want to type Euro symbol what I do is copy paste from ...
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How to insert the “move” icon into Microsoft Word

Is the "move" icon available in Microsoft Word? Is there an alt code for it?
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Displaying musical symbols on Windows 8.1

So I came accross some unicode symboles that won't show anything besides a square with a hex number in it, after Googling it I was sent here. I can't use the symbol in text editors or in browsers and ...
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What is this symbol and how can I avoid it?

Sample page: https://stackoverflow.com/a/25582316/2675672 Whenever I select the answer text, I see pipe (|) symbols beside my selection. See picture: But the dev tools show that the original text ...
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What does the anchor symbol mean in MS word?

What does this anchor symbol mean in MS word ? It comes up to the left of some images when 'show hidden formatting' is on. I think it might be restricting group selection of an image (text boxes and ...
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What are the general differences between a format and a protocol

I am still unsure about the distinction. I know that formats have definitions for symbols that represent data and how data is structured.
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Cannot type @£$ symbols in Windows 8.1

I'm having this weird problem with my Windows 8.1 that I'm unable to type-in @ £ $ symbols with my Swedish keyboard. I know the first probable answer would be to check my keyboard settings and correct ...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut in Word for typing an arrow symbol?

You often see people using -> as an arrow, but I hate how it looks. I always use the → symbol. However, I always have to insert < symbol to use this, which is annoying. Is there anyway (...
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What's the proper name of that symbol to collapse/expand nodes in a directory tree?

I'm pretty embarrassed to admit I don't know this one...I just realized I've always just described it, not actually named it :) So, that folder/directory collapse/expand symbol thingy, you know, ...
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Windows text font that has a glyph for Unicode character u2245 (i.e. approximately equal to)

I'm looking for a font that has the glyph for Unicode character U+2245 ("approximately equal to", the equality sign with a tilde above it) for use on Windows 7. I have checked the main fonts and so ...
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Typing Indian Rupee symbol with Windows 8 keyboard

I bought a Dell Inspiron 15R laptop. I don't know how to use the keyboard to type the new Indian Rupee symbol (₹). I searched Google and found an answer i.e. to hit the right Alt or AltGr key and then ...
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Identification software for Mathematical symbols?

Typically if you've forgotten or have never seen a symbol in a math equation before you are forced to read a large part of the context you found it in and guess which name that symbol has. That is too ...
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How do you type “`” or “~” when grave key is used to switch between keyboard languages?

In window you can use grave key to switch between keyboard languages. How do you type grave and Tilda symbols after that?
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Displaying unicode character U+2661 (“White Heart Suit”) in Windows 7

I can't get this character: ♡ to display properly in Windows Explorer, it instead shows up as a symbol of three lines, similar to this ☰. The strangest thing is that if i use the heart symbol beside ...
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Access 2010 Superscript, Subscript, and Math Notations

I am creating an Access 2010 database to read rich text files full of math questions. I have the necessary fields in rich text, but rich text does not seem to support superscript, subscript, and ...