Tool to simplify a regex. Regexp simplificator (or regular expression) shortens the string of characters to search for patterns in a text.

Regular Expression Simplificator - dCode

Tag(s) : Data Processing

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The regular expressions simplifier (beta version) replaces useless elements in a regular expression in order to minimize it or make it more readable by analyzing patterns component of the regex string.

__Example:__ `x{0,}` is equivalent to `x*` through simplification

__Example:__ `[aaabbb]` is equivalent to `[ab]`

__Example:__ `(ab|ac)` can also be written `a[bc]`

Some regular expressions can not be simplified. In this case, the program will return the same string.

The program/optimizer is in beta test, and does not work all the times! More, some parentheses, potentially useful for capturing can be deleted and escape characters can be ignored.

There are shorthand character classes and metacharacters:

abbreviation | equivalent |
---|---|

\d | [0-9] |

\w | [A-Za-z0-9_] |

\s | [ \t\r\n\f] |

\D | [^\d] |

\W | [^\w] |

\S | [^\s] |

The letter `d` for `digit` (digit), `w` for `word` (letter / alphanumeric character) and `s` for `space` (spacing), uppercase letters represent the negation of the set

__Example:__ `D` for a character that is not a number, etc.

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