Friday, August 10th, 2007

RegexPal: Now with colours

Category: Utility

If you needed more web regular expression options, this is your lucky Friday. RegexPal does the job, and changes colour on the fly as it mixes and matches.


Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:30 am

2.5 rating from 103 votes


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cool, it’s especially useful if you’re doing a bit of development on a system other than your own (thinking of the cases where you can’t install stuff)

Comment by David G. Paul — August 10, 2007

I’ll better stick with

Comment by mefisto — August 10, 2007

Great tool!

Comment by Калоян К. Цветков — August 10, 2007

Looks quite good. For anyone that hasn’t come across it, I reckon Expresso rules in the installable regex utils category:

Comment by Jerome — August 10, 2007

I thought we have firebug for such things : )

Comment by kangax — August 10, 2007

Take a look at

Comment by Jan — August 10, 2007

There is this one too:

Comment by Jan — August 10, 2007

I looked through the comments at all of the other options and I gotta say that you guys are nuts if you think those are better than this one.

The instant highlighting is a huge timesaver, espcially when it comes to finding that mispaced slash or unescaped period. In terms of pure aesthetics, regexpal wins. I’ve bookmarked it and will definitely use it as needed.

Comment by Brian — August 13, 2007

@Steven Levithan
It actually does : )

Comment by kangax — August 14, 2007

Try /(.)+/.exec(“xxx”); for something even more exciting than a Boolean. :-)

Comment by Steven Levithan — August 14, 2007

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