boost.regex playground is a little interactive tool for the Windows platform to develop and test regular expressions using the boost.regex library. Note that despite having “boost” in its name, this is not an official program of nor in any way related to the boost c++ libraries. The name is just used to make it easier for people to find this tool.
This tool provides the following functionality:
- match a regular expression against a sample text
- highlight all matches within the sample text in realtime while the regular expression is entered
- output all matches with their exact position in the sample text
- replace text using format expression
- show syntax errors of regular expression
- escape/unescape expressions for use in C++ or XML
It does not:
- provide a full-flegdged search/replace engine
- replace text in files
If you need a real search/replace utility, you should look for more sophisticated tools like grepWin.
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boost.regex playground 1.1 (compiled against boost 1.50.0)