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Search and Replace Format String Syntax

Sed Format String Syntax
Perl Format String Syntax
Boost-Extended Format String Syntax

Format strings are used by the algorithm regex_replace and by match_results<>::format, and are used to transform one string into another.

There are three kind of format string: Sed, Perl and Boost-Extended.

Alternatively, when the flag format_literal is passed to one of these functions, then the format string is treated as a string literal, and is copied unchanged to the output.