Regular Expression Editor

Dan Nelson dnelson at
Thu Jan 14 21:22:16 UTC 2010

In the last episode (Jan 14), Carmel said:
> On Thu, 14 Jan 2010 10:38:41 -0800
> Randal L. Schwartz <merlyn at> replied:
> >You need to be specific about the kind of regex.  While most regexp
> >engines have common things like . and * and ^ and $, the meanings may
> >vary a bit, and the more exotic things are certainly going to vary.
> >
> >(For example, despite the name, "Perl Compatible [sic] Regular
> >Expressions" are *not* Perl compatible.)
> >
> >What tool are you using your regexes with?
> OK, I was using RegExp Buddy <> on a Windows
> machine.  I would like to find something similar to it for a FreeBSD
> environment.  The expressions I create are used primarily with 'sieve' in
> conjunction with Dovecot.  I am also thinking of possibly creating a few
> for use with Postfix.

Have you tried running regexbuddy under Wine?  For a small program like that
it should work pretty well.

	Dan Nelson
	dnelson at

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