[Techtalk] The Regex Coach
aesop at fables.co.za
Tue Aug 14 12:18:35 UTC 2007
Thanks to all for the comments.
The applicable linux instructions for regex-coach follow lower
Now I did unzip the tar into my ~directory and then there appears a
regex-coach executeable but it doesn't execute, although it is r-xr-
xr-x which in my innocence I imagine is the magic key to make it do
so for everyone.
I then thought that I had to build the RPM and panic'd, but I was
probably mistaken there and the executeable should just execute as it
If there are no other obvious suggestions then I'll try their mailing
list. I don't like being beaten.
Beverley also suggested txt2regex, for which many thanks, and I'll
download and experiment with that soon.
> he Regex Coach together with this documentation can be downloaded from
> http://weitz.de/files/regex-coach.exe (Windows installer) or
> http://weitz.de/files/regex-coach.tgz (Linux/x86 tar archive). The current
> version is 0.8.4 - see the changelog for what's new. The files are about 2MB in
> The Linux version comes with the executable and a small text file with X
> resources which you can (optionally) use to enhance the optical appearance of
> the application - either load it temporarily with xrdb -merge or use it
> permanently by appending it to your ~/.Xresources file. Instructions on how to
> build an RPM which integrates the application into your desktop environment are
> also included.
Your 11 August 2007 email from Figaro said thus::
> Well you could just download the .rpm, save it somewhere to your
> liking; open a terminal window su to root then issue:
> # alien -s /home/mydirectory/regex-coach-xxx-i386.rpm (or what ever
> appropriate for your dir and regex package)
> press enter and watch alien build you a .deb.
> >From there, as root;
> # dpkg -i /home/mydir/regex-x.-xx.-x.i386.deb press enter and watch
> # for
> You will need to have the program named: alien installed first. The
> flag ensures that all the prei-nstall and post-install scripts are
> read (built) into the .deb package. Though there is usually not any
> problem. I hope this is of some use. matthew > Darlene Wallach wrote:
> >> > Ian Balchin wrote: >>> >> Hi, >>> >> >>> >> I run Regex Coach on
> MS but am hazy about installing things on Linux. >>> >> >>> >> >>> >>
> There is a tar archive which I have downloaded and it contains >>> >>
> instructions on building an RPM which I understand to be Red Hat >>>
> >> terminology. >>> >> >>> >> Since I am running Debian will this
> still be the way forward? >>> >> >>> >> Has anyone tried this on
> Linux. >>> >> >>> >> Thanks for any guides and tips. >>> >> >>> >>
> Regards >>> >> Anne >>> >> ---- >>> >> Anne Wainwright >>> >>
> _______________________________________________ >> > >> > >> > Anne,
> >> > >> > Debian use deb package management. I suggest you look >> >
> for instructions to build a Debian package. >> > >> >
> http://www.us.debian.org/doc/devel-manuals#maint-guide >> > >> >
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