Regex Terminal Tools

Regular expressions (regex), evolving from formal language theory in the 1950s, have become essential for pattern matching and text manipulation in computing.


Their integration into Unix systems solidified their role in terminal tools, aiding in complex text searches and data parsing.


Below is a list of terminal tools that work with regex.

  1. grex - generate regular expressions from user-provided test cases.
  1. ripgrep - A recursive directory search tool using regex patterns.
  1. sd - Intuitive find & replace CLI (sed alternative)

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