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Open Source RegexBuddy Alternatives

The best open source alternative to RegexBuddy is RegExr. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to RegexBuddy and 15 is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to RegexBuddy are iHateRegex, Regulex, jRegExAnalyser and Visual REGEXP.

This page was last updated Mar 12, 2021
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  1. RegExr

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online

    RegExr.com is an online tool to learn, build, and test Regular Expressions. It was created by Grant Skinner and the nice people at gskinner.com.

    RegExr vs RegexBuddy opinions
    This alternative is disputed. RegExr is still a legitimate alternative to RegexBuddy, but it might have issues that some users think are important.

    Support only 2 engines while RegexBuddy 3.6 can simulate 15 flavors (Java, perl, python, ruby, tcl,...)

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    Much much less functionality.

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    easy to use, web-accessible, replace function, documentation, explanation function

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  2. iHateRegex

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted

    iHateRegex offers an easy way for developers to find helpful and reusable regular expressions while also providing an intuitive playground to interact with regex snippets to create or just learn.



  3. Regulex

    • 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.

  4. jRegExAnalyser

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    jRegExAnalyser is an interactive tool written in Java to write, test, debug, analyse and profile regular expressions. Its free and Open Source software, licensed under the terms of GPLv2 with Class Path Exception.

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    regex tester, but missing other engines' regex (Perl Python Tcl etc)

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  5. Visual REGEXP

    • 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.



  6. rgxg

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

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

  7. kiki

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    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.

  8. The Regulator

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    The Regulator is an advanced Regular expressions testing tool, featuring syntax highlighting and web-service integration with Regexlib.coms database of online regular expressions.

  9. Regexper

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online

    regex visualization tool.

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  10. Regex Lab .NET

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    Regex Lab .NET is a full-featured application for editing regular expressions. The application features a modern, highly functional UI allowing increased productivity when writing or debugging regular expression patterns.

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