Screen shot of regexxer

regexxer is a nifty GUI search/replace tool featuring Perl-style regular expressions. If you need project-wide substitution and you’re tired of hacking sed command lines together, then you should definitely give it a try.

The screen shot should give you an idea what this is about. If your very first thought was “Hey, I must have this!”, then go for it and download the latest tarball.


Detailed information on the usage and syntax of Perl regular expressions is available from the Perl documentation. There is a quick start page, a tutorial and the definite manual.

What’s new?

After more than two years of waiting, regexxer 0.9 is finally there! Here’s a quick summary of the changes in this release:

regexxer in Debian and Ubuntu

Thanks to Ross Burton and Daniel Holbach, Debian or Ubuntu users just have to type apt-get install regexxer to immediately enjoy the wonders of regexxer.

RPM packages

Christoph Wickert maintains RPM packages of regexxer in the Fedora Extras repository.


Package Version Site
libsigc++ 2 2.0.0
gtkmm 2 2.6.0
libglademm 2.4.0
gconfmm 2.6.1
PCRE 5.0

All version numbers are minimum requirements, the more recent the better. I recommend to use the packages that come with your distribution if available. Note that if you install binary packages, you’ll also need the corresponding development package (usually packagename-dev) of each library.