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Using Regular Expressions

Course Summary

Shows how to find and manipulate text using regular expressions.       

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    Course Syllabus

       Using the exercise files
    1. Regular Expressions
       What are regular expressions?
       The history of regular expressions
       Regular expression engines
       Installing an engine
       Notation conventions and modes
    2. Characters
       Literal characters
       The wildcard metacharacter
       Escaping metacharacters
       Other special characters
    3. Character Sets
       Defining a character set
       Character ranges
       Negative character sets
       Metacharacters inside character sets
       Shorthand character sets
       POSIX bracket expressions
    4. Repetition Expressions
       Repetition metacharacters
       Quantified repetition
       Greedy expressions
       Lazy expressions
       Using repetition efficiently
    5. Grouping and Alternation Expressions
       Grouping metacharacters
       Alternation metacharacter
       Writing logical and efficient alternations
       Repeating and nesting alternations
    6. Anchored Expressions
       Start and end anchors
       Line breaks and Multiline mode
       Word boundaries
    7. Capturing Groups and Backreferences
       Backreferences to optional expressions
       Finding and replacing using backreferences
       Non-capturing group expressions
    8. Lookaround Assertions
       Positive lookahead assertions
       Double-testing with lookahead assertions
       Negative lookahead assertions
       Lookbehind assertions
       The power of positions
    9. Unicode and Multibyte Characters
       About Unicode
       Unicode in regular expressions
       Unicode wildcards and properties
    10. Useful Regular Expressions
       How to use this chapter
       Matching names
       Matching postal codes
       Matching email addresses
       Matching URLs
       Matching decimal numbers and currency
       Matching IP addresses
       Matching dates
       Matching times
       Matching HTML tags
       Matching passwords
       Matching credit card numbers
       Finding words near other words
       Formatting with Search and Replace, pt. 1
       Formatting with Search and Replace, pt. 2
       Formatting with Search and Replace, pt. 3


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USD 25

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6 - 7 hours / week

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