REGEX and Livecode

Peter Haworth pete at
Wed Jan 2 23:38:14 EST 2013

Thanks Kay, I came across regExhibit a couple of days ago and it's been my
main learning tool.  Before that I was using a very similar tool at  One thing I liked about that is that it
allows you to save regexs with descriptions of what they do

lcSQL Software <>

On Wed, Jan 2, 2013 at 4:55 PM, Kay C Lan <lan.kc.macmail at> wrote:

> Also, I recommend the free RegExhibit:
> It has nice Help documentation, which because I use regex so
> infrequently, quickly reminds me of the syntax I need to use. Put some
> example data in the bottom pane, start entering your regex syntax in
> the top and you'll quickly know if you are on the right track or not.
> Also, MOST IMPORTANTLY, LC uses pcregrep NOT the standard Unix grep,
> therefore there are differences and so a command that works on the
> command line with grep might not function with LC's pcregrep.
> RegExhibit on the other hand uses Perl to do it's thing, which is what
> the P in pcregrep stands for. So far I've never had a regex pattern
> I've tested in RegExhibit not work in LC - and that's what I always
> do, build it in RegExhibit and then Copy & Paste into LC.

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