[OS X TeX] Regex

R Erickson raerickson at gmail.com
Tue Mar 19 15:03:19 CET 2013

Hi Josep,

I agree regular expressions can be hard to learn and I was never able to
find any good web resources because there are too many unhelpful sites. I
ended up finding (and buying) two books that have turned out to be quite

 "Practical Computing for Biologists" by Haddock and Dunn, which has a
section on regular expressions (the book is written for Mac Users, another

"Unix Shells by Example" by Quigley, which also has a nice intro to regular

Good luck!


On Tue, Mar 19, 2013 at 8:43 AM, Josep Maria Font <jmfont at ub.edu> wrote:

> In another thread, on 19 Mar 2013, at 13:43, Herbert Schulz wrote:
> > On Mar 19, 2013, at 7:36 AM, Scot Mcphee <scot.mcphee at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> >> If I need complex search and replace I use BBEdit. It has the ability
> to do regexp style matching.
> >
> > The Ogrekit Find Panel allows for several styles of regex. I use BBEdit
> a lot for multi-file operations but for simple regex Find/Replace I stick
> with TeXShop and the Ogrekit Find Panel.
> Can anyone recommend a good and practical source for the occasional user
> of regex ? From time to time, I feel like I would need it for some
> complicated operation, but don't know where to go for basic explanations,
> and end up doing a lot of by hand searches and replace.
> JMaF
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