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Saturday, May 5 • 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Regex for Everyone: Bend Text to Your Whim

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Regular Expressions (regex) are a powerful pattern matching tool you can use to supercharge find-and-replace. You can use it to find all the email addresses on a page, extract dates, check password strength and so much more. While often used by programmers who appreciate their versatility and concision, Regex are useful for anyone who works with text -- regardless of whether you’re an author, a researcher, a student, or something else entirely. Best of all, regex are easy to learn -- “complex” searches are built out of the same handful of simple building blocks.

At this talk, you’ll learn how to:

- create a custom regex from scratch
- extract every email addresses on a webpage to a spreadsheet using a tool the speaker built
- batch rename files based on their current name using capture groups
- search across multiple files simultaneously using `grep`
- play a regex crossword to level up your new skills

Speakers

Saturday May 5, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm
EMC V