This [[page exists as a resource for regular expressions frequently used in EditPlus. In order to learn more about the particulars of creating a regular expression in EditPlus, see regular expression syntax.
Note: EditPlus only supports [POSIX] Regular Expressions, not [PCRE] (Perl-Compatible Regular Expressions), which means there are no back-references, no look-aheads, no fancy quantifiers, and no convenient character group syntax]]. Just your basic ^, $, +, *, ?, [ ], [^ ], syntax. Also note that +/* are always greedy.
Find various forms of a word
For example: this reg. expression th(is|e|at) will find the words This, The, and That
Find a specific tag
Here is a useful regular expression for dealing with XML or HTML files - it matches an opening, closing or singular blink tag. Simply replace blink with your tag of choice.
<blink> <blink align="center"> </blink> <blink garbage="true"/>
Does not match:
To use it in a search and replace (for instance, replace all blink tags with spans) use the following as the replace string: