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    Expressions Alternatives

    Expressions is described as 'minimal, distraction-free tool for experimenting with regular expressions' and is an app in the Development category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Expressions for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Online / Web-based, Linux, Mac and Self-Hosted solutions. The best alternative is RegExr, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Expressions are regular expressions 101 (Free), Expresso (Free), RegexBuddy (Paid) and iHateRegex (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Feb 15, 2021

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      This software will let you design your regexps by letting you type the expression and visualize its effect on a sample of your choice.

      Discontinued

      Visual REGEXP was last updated in 2006.

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    1. rgxg is a command-line tool (and a C-library) that generates (extended) regular expressions.


    2. A free environment for regular expression testing (ferret). It allows you to write regexes and test them against a sample text, providing extensive output about the results.
    3. The Regex Coach is a graphical application for Windows which can be used to experiment with (Perl-compatible) regular expressions interactively. It has the following features: * It shows whether a regular expression matches a particular target string.

      Discontinued

      As stated on the Regex Coach's website: “The program hasn't changed since 2008 and this page is also essentially still the same. But I can confirm that in September 2019 the program still works fine for me on Windows 10.”

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      Regulex is an open-source, regular expression parser and visualizer. It's available online, can be embedded in other websites, or the code can be self-hosted as a JavaScript tool. FEATURES - Written in pure JavaScript. No backend needed.


    4. The Regulator is an advanced Regular expressions testing tool, featuring syntax highlighting and web-service integration with Regexlib.coms database of online regular expressions.
    5. Debuggex is an intuitive visual regular expression debugger, tester, and helper. NOTE: Login/registration relies on Persona which is now shut down. Registration-based features will not work at this time.

      Discontinued

      The site has been stopped.

    6. Multi String Search, is a portable tool that searches for multiple strings occurrences at once in real time! Supports Regular Expressions and RegEx 'Subpatterns'!
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    7. Multi String Replacer is a small and portable application that can be used to replace multiple strings at once. Its main functionality is String Swapping in which can be easily and quickly done. String swapping consists on replacing WordX with WordY and WordY with WordX.
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    8. An online JavaScript regular expression tester. Enter a regex expression and test data and determine if matches are made.
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