The Jakarta-ORO Java classes are a set of text-processing Java
classes that provide Perl5 compatible regular expressions,
AWK-like regular expressions, glob expressions, and utility
classes for performing substitutions, splits, filtering
filenames, etc. This library is the successor to the
OROMatcher, AwkTools, PerlTools, and TextTools libraries from
ORO, Inc. (www.oroinc.com). They have been donated to the
Jakarta Project by Daniel Savarese (www.savarese.org), the
copyright holder of the ORO libraries. Daniel will continue to
participate in their development under the Jakarta Project.
The Jakarta Project is lucky to also be able to offer another
for you as well as this package. Options are a good thing and we
will leave which one you choose to use up to you. :-) They are
both perfectly good packages, we just consider the Jakarta ORO
package to be more a more complete regular expression package.
You can download the latest released version from the
The Javadoc is
available online. It is also included in the distribution download.
If you would like to get involved with this project in one way
or another (Mailing lists, CVS, Contributions), please see the
Getting Involved section of the Jakarta Website.