Operations that locate specific instances of conditions being met and replacing them.

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How to find and replace hyphens with minus signs in Microsoft Word 2013?

When editing scientific texts, I often have to replace hyphens incorrectly used as minus signs with proper minus signs (i.e. U+2212). I'm working in Microsoft Word 2013 and trying to use a wildcard ...
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Find & replace on a folder of .txt (but only first 1-3 lines)

I have a folder of .txt files. They all look like this: Title: Title of blog post. Tags: tag1,tag2,tag3 Text on the post. Just my thoughts. > A blockqoute Written in *markdown.* Using ...
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Delete text in excel cell with certain format

How do I easily delete strings in excel cells with certain formatting.I want to get cell with formatted string deleted like the second cell The string could be anything the only thing that define ...
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How can I do a recursive find and replace from the command shell?

Using a shell like bash or zshell, how can I do a recursive 'find and replace'? In other words, I want to replace every occurrence of '/path/to/folder' with '/other/dir' in all files in this directory ...
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Inserting line before lines containing a particular word

How to insert a line before a line ending with a certain word in textpad? For eg: I want to insert a blank line before every line that ends with the word 'Chapter'
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shell script to replace a keyword in a file with the contents of another file

I'm to create a .sh to replace a specific keyword in a file using the contents of an other file. template.html contains a unique string "PLACEHOLDER" it must be replaced with the contents of file ...
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Is On-The-Fly string replacement possible using GreaseMonkey and Firefox

I have looked for means to stop Brightcove videos from autostarting in Firefox and have come to the conclusion it isn't possible without external programming via something like Grease Monkey. However, ...
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Selective Find & Replace to pretty up my C code in Eclipse or Notepad++

I am working on a old C code which have debug statments like this: debug(1, "SomeDebugStmt %s %d", someString, someNumber); ... debug(2, "another SomeDebugStmt number 2 %s %d", anotherString, ...
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How can I replace “/>XXXXX”/> with "/> within a selection

I have a CSV file which I am editing with Notepad++. There is a section of about 500 consecutive lines where I want to replace "/>XXXXX"/> with "/> where XXXXX are numbers. Is there a way to ...
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How do I remove HTML from MS Word 2010 document with Find/Replace Wildcards/Regex?

I found a website to help me choose domain names. I have my shortlist which I can't export, but I need to share the list with some other team members first. It also won't let me copy and paste the ...
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Replacing subString in an array with bash

What I got: array[0]="Programm is Running" array[1]="programm is down" What I want: array[0]="Programm is \e[0;32mRunning\e[0m" array[1]="programm is \e[0;31mDown\e[0m" This will make things a ...
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Adding characters at the end of multiple lines [closed]

What I have: hello What I want: hello1 hello2 hello3 hello4 hello5 But with around 1500 numbers and the word isn't hello. I want to use Notepad++ for this. I don't wanna have to do find: $ replace ...
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Use perl to do multi-line replacement [closed]

I have to do some replacements in many *.c files. I want to do the replacement like this: original: printf("This is a string! %d %d\n", 1, 2); result: print_record("This is a string! %d %d", 1, 2); ...
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Can't Find/Find&Replace “Purple, Accent 4, Lighter 40%”, all other colors work - Excel 2007

I have a several large Excel tables that I am managing for my current project. Whenever a metric or value in the table changes, I indicate the change by changing the background color of the cell for ...
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Replace '-' char using sed

I have a text file, quite similar to this one: JACK BLACK 123456 -1245368 - BRIDGET RED 1245 548425 + JOHNNY HOMUSS 55482 -4325 - I wanted to use a sed command ...
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grep and search and replace in linux accepting parameters with /

I'm trying to find and replace the contents of a file using grep and sed. grep "#!/bin/bash" ./ | sed xargs -i 's/#!/bin/bash/#!/usr/bin/env bash' How do I make sure that the string #!/bin/bash will ...
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Microsoft Word wildcards

I have a document that has the word "The" capitalised in many places it shouldn't be. I wish to change "The" in those cases, to "the". I need to change any instances of "The" that are not at the ...
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Notepad++ replace every 3rd and 4th iteration

I'm using notepad++ I'm wondering if it's possible to replace every 3rd and 4th iteration in lines of HTML. The original code looks like: <div class="ui-bar ui-bar-d" <div class="ui-bar ...
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Search and replace with different formatting style

In LibreOffice or OpenOffice Calc spreadsheet, is it possible to search-replace while changing formatting of the replacement text to subscript or superscript at the same time? I have a spreadsheet ...
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replacing 2 different words with each other [closed]

I want to replace 2 different text sentences with each other using only Find and Replace which you find amongst the most common word processing packages. For example let say I want to replace: ...
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How to format a string substitute, or a text line, in Vim?

Is it possible to format the replacement string when substituting a match with Vim? Say I have a file with a 2-column table, where the entries in each row are separated with a space. The entries (and ...
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Handling punctuation in text pattern with vim search/replace

In vim we have the :substitute command that searches for a text pattern and replaces it with a text string. How does one handle a text pattern with punctuation in it? Minimum working example: the ...
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Mark all URLs ending with .se (Notepad++)

I got a massive document with text. I want to mark all the URLs ending with .se I managed to mark the part of the url just before .se with \w+\.se. But some of these URLs got 3-4 subdomains. So if I ...
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How do I exclude match and change only specific character with sed

I am trying to use sed to replace '0' with the word 'correct' (I am using echo $? to validate my script and I want to replace the output of echo). The problem is that I have more text in the output ...
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Change Identical Code Strings in Multiple, Separate Files in One Command

How can I change strings of code in multiple HTML documents which are all identical, to something else? How can I change this: File A: code1 File B: code1 File C: code1 ... Into this: File A: code2 ...
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How to find and replace in the bookmarked lines in notepad++

I have a problem about how to find and replace in the bookmarked lines in Notepad++. For example my line is <content:encode><em>.... So I bookmark the lines that have ...
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How to find and replace in the between tags in notepad++

I have a problem about find and replace in notepad++. I want to find a space+space in text and replace with just one space. But the area I want to find and replace is between tags (ex: ...
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How Do You Replace Individual Periods/Full Stops Without Replacing Decimal Points?

A bit of an awkward one, this; I've been gathering data using an eye-tracker, which gives its output as .txt files (Excel is also an option but there are too many samples so notepad it is). I need to ...
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Notepad++ regex replace

id like to replace all the random numerical values to a solid value of a code random values ex: DELAY : 214 DELAY : 1243 and id like to replace all them to DELAY : 1
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Search, copy, paste, edit string in hex?

I'm using Windows 7 64-bit. I've got around 10,000 or so files that I want to edit. The trouble is that's just far too much to do by hand. I'll explain what I need to do below. In these files, there ...
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How can I add an additional line break (paragraph return) to each line break found in an Open Office Document?

I have tons of text that runs together paragraph breaks like so: off the wounded, and with the same calmness and composure as before resumed the watch over his armor. But these freaks of his guest ...
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Quick file search for text

I was forced to use Visual Studio and wave off my favourite Notepad++. Now after coming back to Notepad++ I can see how slow it searches for fiels, where Visual Studio had "Solutions" where files ...
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How to replace a specific character between specific words?

Would you be able to help me in finding out how I can use the Notepad++ Find/Replace function to replace a specific character between specific words. Please see the example below, I would like to find ...
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How to replace a character from a variable location of a string up to the last character

Question, please: How do I remove characters starting with _ then all the way to the end. Examples are: FC1-46-SCD-02-008-11_14P will be FC1-46-SCD-02-008-11 FC1-46-SCD-02-0008-11D_0P will be ...
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Word find/replace: add space to postal code with wildcards

Using the “Find and Replace” dialog in Microsoft Word 2003, I want to search a list of addresses for postal codes (Canadian) that do not have a space in them, e.g., M2N3X6 L4C2A9 K5G1S7 and put a ...
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How to search and replace a string in multiple text files (within a directory) with Windows CMD? Part 2

This is in relation to this question . Unfortunately, PowerShell scripts are disabled on the system I am working on. I can't even use a simple (Get-Content). I did figure out how to do change ...
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How do I find and replace 'whole words only', in Microsoft Word?

I want to be able to find and replace eat with Eat in Microsoft Word 2007. However, I don’t want to replace every occurrence of eat such as those that can be found inside other words such as great and ...
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How to delete word and all words after that

I have this URL: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=611377065590688&set=a.320150204713377.74079.229899403738458&type=1 I want to be: ...
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How to Copy words highlighted after search directly into command line with shortcut?

Here is the situation, for example, I have several lines like this: foo test foo I searched "foo" with "/" and all the two "foo"s above are highlighted. And now I want to replace "foo" with ...
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How to search and replace a string in multiple text files (within a directory) with Windows CMD?

I have multiple text files within a directory, each of which I want to replace every occurrence of the string 1 setlinewidth to 10 setlinewidth. How do I do this via Windows cmd? Please help.
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ms excel find and replace @ symbol results in broken formula

I'm trying to search and replace in excel, the column is formatted as 'Text'. Find: [@ replace with: @ Whenever this finds a match at the start of a cell i.e the cell contents start with [@ and ...
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Notepad++ Undo undoes whole replace history

In Notepad++ (v6.5), having done a series of Find-and-Replace-All's, hitting CTRL-Z seems to undo the whole series. Hitting CTRL-Y redoes the whole series. Can you undo only the last Replace-All ...
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Insert new line before each operator [duplicate]

Suppose I have a line like this: abc + def - vfg * I want my output to be like this: abc def vfg If only a single operator is there, I can replace: \r\n+ with + but how to do it irrespective ...
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Equivalent of find ** in Sublime Text 3

I would like to search all files in a subdirectory where the filenames match an expression (e.g. *.html) in my project. In zsh or Vim one would use an expression like this: subdirectory/**/*.html ...
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How can I remove certain parts of a word document?

I have a word document filled with Physics equations and annotations. I want another word document to be a copy of the first document but with the annotations removed. I have all the annotations in ...
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How can i keep and remove some charecters from specific line notepad++

i have about 1000 of 80000 rows that looks like these lines and with different disposition ...
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Add new line after words matching a specific pattern

I'm trying to add a new line before and after a hyphenated word (one or many hyphens) in Notepad++ Input This is a search-and-replace test which I need-help to figure-out</h2> Output This ...
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replace a specific word in hundreds of files

I have a folder tree structure with hundreds of java files distributed in various sub folders I want to replace a word Foo with FooBar in each and every file Individual instances of Foo should change ...
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How can I find and replace multiple values within selected cells?

I want to run a find and replace on multiple values within a range in excel with values from 2 columns: A with the original string; B with the replacement string. I already found a macro that is ...
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Replace 'her' with 'him' and 'his'?

Is there a software/script or any way I can replace all the her in a document with him and his wherever which one's applicable respectively automatically? example Calls her and tells her that her ...