Regex tool for Linux

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Problem :

Windows has wonderful tool working with regular expressions – RegexBuddy. It has two problems:

  1. It’s commercial.
  2. It runs on Windows (Linux version no more available).

What tools (except grep) you use working with regular expressions on Linux?

Solution :

I use Kiki, it’s simple but does the job.

Written in Python and there’s an ubuntu package named kiki.

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See my answer to How do you write and test your regular expressions? on StackOverflow.

Don’t use Regex Buddy, nor any similar tool.

Spend a bit of time learning how regular expressions work.

They are actually much simpler than people think.

I usually use emacs with regex-tool. It get’s the job done.

Here’s someone’s blog entry about it http://bc.tech.coop/blog/071103.html

MonoDevelop includes a powerfull Regex tool. It includes a library of user submitted Regexes and a Regex tester.

The regex validator is System.Text.RegularExpressions.Regex.

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