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Workshop: "Applications of Regular Expressions" by Bruno Grande #167

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brunogrande commented Jun 1, 2017


In a past workshop, I introduced regular expressions as a powerful tool for searching, parsing and extracting virtually anything from free-form text. In this workshop, we will go one step further and explore various applications of regular expressions. We will focus on tools that are readily available to everyone, namely the command-line utilities grep, sed and awk.

Time and Place

Where: Room 7010, Library Research Commons, SFU Burnaby Campus

When: Tuesday, August 29th, 2017 at 3:00 PM


Required Preparation

Assumed Knowledge

I will assume you are familiar with the general concepts of regular expressions. If you want to familiarize yourself beforehand, you can read through these lesson notes.

Software Dependencies

Mac OS X

Everything should already be installed on Macs.


You will need to install Bash. The easiest way to do this is to install Git Bash. See the installation instructions here.


Everything should already be installed on Linux.


Lessons Notes:

Etherpad: TBA

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