Thursday, October 20, 2005

Regular Expressions

A regular expression (regex or regexp for short) is a special text string for describing a search pattern. You can think of regular expressions as wildcards on steroids. You are probably familiar with wildcard notations such as *.txt to find all text files in a file manager. The regex equivalent is .*\.txt

For more information on what are Regular Expressions(RE) and where to make use of them, please visit

http://www.codeproject.com/string/regex__.asp
http://www.regular-expressions.info/


RE are indeed a powerful tool that you can not live without. Give them a look today

4 comments:

joemiller3073 said...
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Julius.Bichage said...

Hi,
More useful tips can be found at:
http://www.glocksoft.com/ep/ug_using_regexp.htm

Cheers

Julius.Bichage said...

More stuff at:
http://swtch.com/~rsc/regexp/regexp1.html

Julius.Bichage said...

Another one here:
http://www.gskinner.com/RegExr/