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RegExTest: Regular Expression Tester

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6 Aug 2003
With RegExTest, you can fully test your regular expressions against a target text. Regular Expression syntax is not so obvious, so a quick test enviroment is really helpful in all situations. RegExTest allows you to use and test grouping functions.

A few words

Just a few words for this article, since the title is self-explanatory: RegExTest allows you to test your regular expression statements against an arbitrary text.

I've developed this really simple tool, just because I needed a simple and fast way to test my regular expressions without the need to recompile each time my project; understanding how a regular expression operates, just "reading" it and trying to imagine what it will do is not so simple when you have long expressions and, obviously, testing them can help to avoid silly bugs.

Probably, the most interesting thing is that it supports the grouping functions, so that you can also check that your grouping statement functions are as you expect.

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Comments and Discussions

NewsThere's a new version of the RegEx Tester Tool ! Pin
Pablo Osés1-Mar-08 23:43
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Generalcryptic variable names Pin
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GeneralRe: cryptic variable names Pin
manowar22-Jan-04 3:22
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GeneralRe: cryptic variable names Pin
Jon Rista13-Sep-07 5:18
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GeneralAnother RegEx Tester Pin
Wesner Moise7-Aug-03 14:06
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GeneralRe: Another RegEx Tester Pin
Wesner Moise7-Aug-03 14:08
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GeneralExpresso Pin
Jonathan de Halleux7-Aug-03 5:02
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GeneralRe: Expresso Pin
manowar7-Aug-03 5:23
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GeneralRe: Expresso Pin
Jonathan de Halleux7-Aug-03 5:27
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GeneralRe: Expresso Pin
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Posted 6 Aug 2003


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