Getting Started with Regular Expressions

In this chapter, you will be introduced to regular expressions (or regex in short). You will learn about some real-world problems that can be solved by using regular expressions and the basic building blocks of regular expressions.

We will be covering the following topics in this chapter:

  • Introduction to regular expressions
  • A brief history of regular expressions
  • The various flavors of regular expressions
  • What type of problems need regular expressions to solve
  • The basic rules of writing regular expressions
  • Standard regular expression meta characters
  • Basic regular expression examples

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