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Regular Expressions in queries

Tinderbox regular expressions ('regex') recognise a number of patterns containing the backslash character. Some common examples are:

\s matches any whitespace character

\S matches anything EXCEPT a whitespace character

\w matches a word character, such as a letter

\W matches any non-word character, such as punctuation

Otherwise Tinderbox uses normal regular expression escaping (i.e. no double-escaped backslashes). For example:



"this&[tab char]&that" 

as well as

"this   that" 

Regex and writing efficient queries


A Tinderbox Reference File : Agent & Queries : Regular Expressions in queries