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According to Wikipedia, a regular expression (abbreviated regex or regexp) is a sequence of characters that forms a search pattern, mainly for use in pattern matching with strings, or string matching, i.e. "find and replace"-like operations.

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There are no hard and fast rules here but I would say any text possessing task that doesn't have a library available is ripe for regex's. It also depends heavily on the regex support os the language …
answered May 8 '11 by ennuikiller