[announce] NYC*BUG Tonight: Regular Expressions Fundamentals

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Wed Nov 6 09:33:18 EST 2013

Nov 6, Wednesday, 645 PM
Regular Expressions Fundamentals, Moe Nasser
Suspenders Bar and Restaurant backroom
111 Broadway in downtown Manhattan

This meeting will cover regex basics, and based on audience
participation, it may go well beyond.

A regular expression (regex) is a sequence of characters describing a
search pattern. Regular expressions can match just about anything. Their
power can shorten code, turbo-charge your use of interactive UNIX
shells, and change the way you use your text editor. And, they're fun.
Regular expressions are everywhere. Regular expression processors exist
in *every* programming language, and they are fundamental to grep(1),
sed(1), awk(1)- as well as UNIX shells. Classic text editors have regex
processing at their core, vi(1), emacs(1), based on ed(1). You may even
use regular expressions without consciously knowing it!


Some of us are meeting earlier at 6 PM to continue organizing for
NYCBSDCon Feb 1 2014.  The web site is slowly being updated at nycbsdcon.org


There will be no December meeting, but rather a large party for December
9th at Suspenders organized with an array of other technical user groups
in NYC.  It will be a great opportunity to publicize NYCBSDCon.


The January meeting will not be held January 1, but rather January 8,
the second Wednesday of the month.

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