Convert a Regular Expression from one flavour to another.
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regex-translator lays a simple, data-driven foundation which can be expanded upon to one day be able to perfectly interpolate between all regex flavours. In its current state, it's not perfect but it has proved to be effective for my needs, converting between some of the more major regex flavours.
Supported Regex Flavours
||Posix.2 "Basic Regular Expression" (BRE)||
||Posix.2 "Extended Regular Expressions" (ERE)||
||Perl Compatible Regular Expressions (PCRE)||PCRE library, Perl, PHP, and many others.|
'Standard' is in quotes there because regular expressions are quite tenuously specified in the best of cases: POSIX's regular expression standard is quite vague and largely obsolete and much of the format specification for other regex flavours comes from high-level end-user-targeted documentation.
regex-translator in no way purports to be fast or memory efficient but it does strive to be useful, simple, and transparent in its operation.
npm install regex-translator
to install it to a local package or
npm install --global regex-translator
to install it globally.
To use the command-line interface
npx regex-translator or just
regex-translator if installed globally.
regex-translator Convert a Regular Expression from one flavour to another. Options -h, --help Writes this help text to STDOUT. -n, --noop [Reserved] Show what would be done without actually doing it. -v, --verbose Verbose output to STDERR. -V, --version Writes version information to STDOUT. -x, --no-quick-exit Don't immediately exit after printing help, version, and/or config information. -i, --stdin Read input from STDIN. -I, --input string The path to the file to read input from. -R, --input-regex-string string The input regular expression as a string. -F, --input-flavour string The flavour of the input regex. -T, --output-flavour string The flavour to convert to input regex to. -o, --stdout Write output to STDOUT. -O, --output string The name of the file to write output to. -p, --pasteboard Copy output to pasteboard (clipboard). -c, --config Print search paths and configuration values to STDOUT. -C, --config-file string [Resevred] Use the given config file instead of the default.
const RegexTranslator = require('regex-translator');
See API.md for full API.
Changes are tracked in CHANGELOG.md.
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