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  • A single character of: a, b or c
    [abc]
  • A character except: a, b or c
    [^abc]
  • A character in the range: a-z
    [a-z]
  • A character not in the range: a-z
    [^a-z]
  • A character in the range: a-z or A-Z
    [a-zA-Z]
  • Any single character
    .
  • Alternate - match either a or b
    a|b
  • Any whitespace character
    \s
  • Any non-whitespace character
    \S
  • Any digit
    \d
  • Any non-digit
    \D
  • Any word character
    \w
  • Any non-word character
    \W
  • Match everything enclosed
    (?:...)
  • Capture everything enclosed
    (...)
  • Zero or one of a
    a?
  • Zero or more of a
    a*
  • One or more of a
    a+
  • Exactly 3 of a
    a{3}
  • 3 or more of a
    a{3,}
  • Between 3 and 6 of a
    a{3,6}
  • Start of string
    ^
  • End of string
    $
  • A word boundary
    \b
  • Non-word boundary
    \B

Regular Expression
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Generated Code

import java.util.regex.Matcher; import java.util.regex.Pattern; public class Example { public static void main(String[] args) { final String regex = "(__Internal64\\.PlotHistogram(?:2D)?(?:_\\d+)?\\(.*)(__arg(?:5|6))(.*)"; final String string = "__Internal64.PlotHistogram(label_id, values, count, bins, bar_scale, __arg5, flags)\n" + "__Internal64.PlotHistogram_1(label_id, values, count, bins, bar_scale, __arg5, flags)\n" + "__Internal64.PlotHistogram_2(label_id, __arg1, count, bins, bar_scale, __arg5, flags)\n" + "__Internal64.PlotHistogram_3(label_id, __arg1, count, bins, bar_scale, __arg5, flags)\n" + "__Internal64.PlotHistogram_4(label_id, __arg1, count, bins, bar_scale, __arg5, flags)\n" + "__Internal64.PlotHistogram_5(label_id, __arg1, count, bins, bar_scale, __arg5, flags)\n" + "__Internal64.PlotHistogram_6(label_id, __arg1, count, bins, bar_scale, __arg5, flags)\n" + "__Internal64.PlotHistogram_7(label_id, __arg1, count, bins, bar_scale, __arg5, flags)\n" + "__Internal64.PlotHistogram_8(label_id, __arg1, count, bins, bar_scale, __arg5, flags)\n" + "__Internal64.PlotHistogram_9(label_id, __arg1, count, bins, bar_scale, __arg5, flags)\n" + "__Internal64.PlotHistogram2D(label_id, xs, ys, count, x_bins, y_bins, __arg6, flags)\n" + "__Internal64.PlotHistogram2D_1(label_id, xs, ys, count, x_bins, y_bins, __arg6, flags)\n" + "__Internal64.PlotHistogram2D_2(label_id, __arg1, __arg2, count, x_bins, y_bins, __arg6, flags)\n" + "__Internal64.PlotHistogram2D_3(label_id, __arg1, __arg2, count, x_bins, y_bins, __arg6, flags)\n" + "__Internal64.PlotHistogram2D_4(label_id, __arg1, __arg2, count, x_bins, y_bins, __arg6, flags)\n" + "__Internal64.PlotHistogram2D_5(label_id, __arg1, __arg2, count, x_bins, y_bins, __arg6, flags)\n" + "__Internal64.PlotHistogram2D_6(label_id, __arg1, __arg2, count, x_bins, y_bins, __arg6, flags)\n" + "__Internal64.PlotHistogram2D_7(label_id, __arg1, __arg2, count, x_bins, y_bins, __arg6, flags)\n" + "__Internal64.PlotHistogram2D_8(label_id, __arg1, __arg2, count, x_bins, y_bins, __arg6, flags)\n" + "__Internal64.PlotHistogram2D_9(label_id, __arg1, __arg2, count, x_bins, y_bins, __arg6, flags)\n"; final String subst = "$1new IntPtr(&$2)$3"; final Pattern pattern = Pattern.compile(regex, Pattern.MULTILINE); final Matcher matcher = pattern.matcher(string); // The substituted value will be contained in the result variable final String result = matcher.replaceAll(subst); System.out.println("Substitution result: " + result); } }

Please keep in mind that these code samples are automatically generated and are not guaranteed to work. If you find any syntax errors, feel free to submit a bug report. For a full regex reference for Java, please visit: https://docs.oracle.com/javase/7/docs/api/java/util/regex/Pattern.html