Regular Expressions 101

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Quoted String Aware Argument Splitter

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pcre

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(?xXmi) (?: (?# use non-capture for details in debugging) (?: (?<match> (?# If quoted value) (?<quot_char>(?<!\\)["']) (?# Quoted content) (?: (?: (?# Match as many characters that aren't quotation char) (?# or escape char as possible. ) (?:(?:(?!\k<quot_char>|\\)).+) (?: (?# Match any/all escape chars that do not have the) (?# quotation char following it. ) (?:(?:\\)*(?!\k<quot_char>))? (?# If there is an escape char followed by the quotation) (?# quotation char match them. ) (?:[\\]\k<quot_char>)? )*? ) ) (?<close_quot>\k<quot_char>) | (?# if simple token) (?<basic>[^ \n]+)+ ) ) (?<trail_ws>[ ]+)? )
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Submitted by disk0 <ww.github.com/disco0> - a year ago