SYNOPSIS
rgxg COMMAND [ARGS]
DESCRIPTION
rgxg is a generator for (extended) regular expressions.For instance it is useful to generate a regular expression to exactly match a numeric range or all addresses of a given CIDR block.
COMMANDS
alternation [options] [PATTERN...]

Generate a regular expression that matches any of the given patterns.
Options

 N

Omit the outer parentheses, if any, of the regular expression. This
option can be useful if the generated regular expression is used within
another alternation.
 h

Display help and exit.
Examples

Match either lion, elephant, rhino, buffalo or leopard:

$ rgxg alternation lion elephant rhino buffalo leopard (lionelephantrhinobuffaloleopard)


cidr [options] CIDR

Generate a regular expression that matches all addresses of the given CIDR
block. Both IPv4 and IPv6 CIDR blocks are supported.
Options

 N

Omit the outer parentheses, if any, of the regular expression. This
option can be useful if the generated regular expression is used within
another alternation.
 l

Match only IPv6 addresses with lower case letters. By default both lower and
upper case letters are matched.
 U

Match only IPv6 addresses with upper case letters. By default both lower and
upper case letters are matched.
 u

Do not match IPv6 addresses with zero compression (second form of text
representation of IPv6 addresses mentioned in section 2.2 of
RFC 4291).
 s

Do not match IPv6 addresses in mixed notation (third form of text
representation of IPv6 addresses mentioned in section 2.2 of
RFC 4291).
 h

Display help and exit.
Examples

Match 192.168.0.0/24:

$ rgxg cidr 192.168.0.0/24 192.168.0.(25[05]2[04][09]1[09]{2}[19]?[09])
Match 2001:db8:aaaa:bbbb:cccc:dddd::/96 limited to lower case letters:

$ rgxg cidr l 2001:db8:aaaa:bbbb:cccc:dddd::/112 2001:0?db8:aaaa:bbbb:cccc:dddd((::[09af]{1,4}:::0?0?0?0(:::[09af]{1,4})):0.0(.(25[05]2[04][09]1[09]{2}[19]?[09])){2})

$ rgxg cidr u s 2001:db8:1234::/48 2001:0?[Dd][Bb]8:1234(:[09AFaf]{1,4}){5}


escape [options] STRING

Generate the regular expression which matches the given string by escaping the escape characters.
Options

 h

Display help and exit.
Examples

Match '1+(2*(34))':

$ rgxg escape 1+(2*(34)) 1\+\(2\*\(34\)\)


help [COMMAND]
 Describe the usage of rgxg or the given COMMAND.
range [options] FIRST [LAST]

Generate a regular expression that matches the number range between FIRST and
LAST. If LAST is omitted the regular expression matches all numbers which are
greater than or equal FIRST. The numbers must be positive and given in base10
notation.
Options

 b BASE

Generate the regular expression for the number range with base BASE. The
BASE must be in the range between 2 and 32. The default base is 10.
 N

Omit the outer parentheses, if any, of the regular expression. This
option can be useful if the generated regular expression is used within
another alternation.
 l

For bases greater than 10 only match lower case letters. By default both
lower and upper case letters are matched.
 U

For bases greater than 10 only match upper case letters. By default both
lower and upper case letters are matched.
 h

Display help and exit.
 z

Only match numbers with leading zeros. By default the number of leading
zeros depends on the length (i.e. the number of digits) of LAST (see also
m). The default is to not match numbers with leading zeros.
 Z

Match numbers with a variable number of leading zeros. By default the maximum
number of leading zeros depends on the length (i.e. the number of digits) of
LAST (see also m). The default is to not match numbers with leading
zeros.
 m LENGTH
 with z or Z, the minimum LENGTH of matched numbers. For instance the number 5 with LENGTH set to 3 and z option set is matched as '005'. If LENGTH is lesser than or equal to the number of digits of LAST, this option has no effect.
Examples

Match the numbers from 0 to 31:

$ rgxg range 0 31 (3[01][12]?[09])
Match numbers from 0 to 31 with base 2:

$ rgxg range b 2 0 31 (1[01]{0,4}0)
Match 0 to 31 with base 16:

$ rgxg range b 16 0 31 1?[09AFaf]
Match 0 to 31 with base 16 limited to upper case letters:

$ rgxg range b 16 U 0 31 1?[09AF]
Match 0 to 31 with base 16 limited to lower case letters:

$ rgxg range b 16 l 0 31 1?[09af]
Match 00 to 31:

$ rgxg range z 0 31 (3[01][02][09])
Match 0000 to 0031:

$ rgxg range z m 4 0 31 (003[01]00[02][09])
Match 0 to 31 and 00 to 31 and 000 to 031:

$ rgxg range Z m 3 0 31 (0?3[01]0?[02]?[09])
Match 0 to 31 and omit outer parentheses:

$ rgxg range N 0 31 3[01][12]?[09]
Match all numbers greater than or equal to 4096:

$ rgxg range 4096 ([19][09]{4,}[59][09]{3}4[19][09]{2}409[69])


version
 Prints the version of the rgxg command.
EXIT STATUS
The exit status is 0 if the regular expression has been successfully generated. If an error occurred the exit status is 1.