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Bash regexps for beginners with examples

Using regular expressions in Bash provides you with plenty of power to parse nearly every conceivable text string (or even full documents), and transform them into nearly any output desirable. If you regularly use Bash, or if you regularly work with lists, textual strings, or documents in Linux, you will find that many jobs can be simplified by learning how to use regular expressions in Bash. Continue reading to learn basic Bash regular expression skills! If you are already familiar with basic regular expressions in Bash or another coding language, see our more advanced bash regular expressions. If not, continue reading to learn basic Bash regular expression skills!