Regular Expressions in V
Regular expressions in V are implemented using the PCRE library, written by Philip Hazel.

PCRE implements a Perl-like syntax for regular expression which differs slightly from the more traditional Unix-like syntax. However, for most operations, the two are the same.

Links to the PCRE documentation can be found on the PCRE home page:

The PCRE documentation takes a bit of wading through! The following links provide a better introduction:

Perl Regular Expressions (at

Basic Syntax Reference at