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Publisher

The Association of Digital Forensics, Security and Law (ADFSL)

Abstract

Regular expressions enable digital forensic analysts to find information in files. The best way for an analyst to become proficient in writing regular expressions is to practice. This paper presents the code for an app that allows an analyst to practice writing regular expressions.

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DOI

https://doi.org/10.15394/jdfsl.2012.1137

 

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