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Date: 2015may30
Language: C

Q.  Is C regex useful?

A.  Not really.

It doesn't work nicely for me and it crashes sometimes on Linux.
If the format is described (without examples!) in the re_format man page.

Here's an example that appears to work

Some Alternatives:

The PCRE (Perl Compatible) library

The C++ standard library has regex stuff.