Applies a Regex on an input string or URL and gets regex matches for you.
A regular expression (regex or regexp for short) is a special text string for describing a search pattern. You can think of regular expressions as wildcards on steroids. You are probably familiar with wildcard notations such as *.txt to find all text files in a file manager. The regex equivalent is ^.*\.txt$.
AutoTools regexes allow you to take any piece of text or website and parse it with regexes so you can easily get back important pieces of info from them.
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AutoTools Regexes allow you to specify named groups so it's even easier to access the data you want.
For example, if you have some text like
Her name is Carol
And you use the regex
Her name is (?<name>.+)
You'll get back a %name variable in Tasker with the value Carol
was kind enough to offer her excellent regex library to give AutoTools Regex even better regex capabilities, so enable the Regex Plus
option if you want to use it.
Check out what RegexPlus can do here
You can authenticate yourself on a website so that when you try to parse info from it with AutoTools Regex it'll be logged in and you can get data only visible to you.
This is great for websites that don't have an API but from which you still want to get personal info from.
AutoTools does this by saving your authentication cookies so this won't work if the website logs you out after some time.
AutoTools never stores your usernames and passwords.