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

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How do I replace all WOrds with FAlse SEcond LEtter Capitalization in lots of Word documents?

I need to mass-correct large amounts of documents in German. I need to handle several hundred pages of text. I have written a macro to do mass find-and-replace operations on common spelling mistakes. ...
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How can I automate modifying key/value pairs in a shell script?

I often want to automate this sort of task in a shell script: if the line: SOMEKEY=SOMEVALUE exists in a file, then change it to SOMEKEY=SOMEOTHERVALUE otherwise, append the line ...
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Find Replace - Args out of range?

Using: GNU Emacs 23.3.1 (x86_64-pc-linux-gnu, GTK+ Version 2.24.10) of 2012-03-25 on allspice, modified by Debian I am trying to do some simple find and replace. Not a big deal. I'm not even using ...
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Something that can search and replace a hex string but for multiple files?

Hi I'm looking for a hex editor kind of thing but for multiple files? Can Windows Grep do this or does it only handle text strings?
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How to replace one line to two lines or more on a text file using the “find and replace mode”?

Right now I'm developing a script with vbscript and I need to find one specific line(with a lot of occurrences) on a 5k lines source code and replace it to two new code lines(1 line to 2 lines ...
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Textmate: regular expression to replace matches preserving case?

How can I use a single search / replace to replace all words town with village preserving the case of the first letter in this sentence: Towns are small cities. I live in a town.
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Remove colons (:) from illustration index in Microsoft Word 2010?

How can I remove all the : from illustration index in Word 2010? FIG. 2.4: Representação em RDF/XML da FIG. 2.3 27 FIG. 2.5: Ilustração da Utilização do RDF com o RDFS 28 But I need this: FIG. ...
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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 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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NotePad++ - How to remove or replace newline characters?

Within my notepad++ environment, I have the following value on a page... test me out </li> I can search and find the ending </li> value with.... \n</li> but what do I need to ...
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Extracting text from a cell in Excel

I have a long list of items in Column A that includes a code and descriptive text. I need to separate the code from the text description. <ABC,1122, A1> - This is the text description The ...
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How do I do a string replace in all PHP files recursively on Linux?

I have a function name that was misspelled, and I want to change it. The function is called in many places of the project. How can I do this with a Linux command on SUSE?
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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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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 ...
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Replace a block of numbers in sed

I've been fiddling with this for a while now and can't seem to figure it out. What I'm trying to do is replace all numbers in a file with a single #. Sounds simple, and it should be, but I can't get ...
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How can I replace around a wildcard in a regex search?

I'm trying to comment out all of the variable type declarations in a script I have, but I've run into this problem a few other times. I'd like to match a string, followed by a variable name, followed ...
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Way to get Microsoft Word to remember “Find and Replace” entries for auto complete the next time after closing Word?

After you use “find what”, or “replace with”, the entry will be remembered for auto complete the next time. When you quit Microsoft Word, the suggestions are no longer remembered. Is there a way to ...
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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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Microsoft Word 2010: “replace all” with same word + something else

I want to find all bolded words and replace them with the same word, unbolded, but with a symbol after it indicating that it was bolded. So for example Yesterday, love was such an easy game to play. ...
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Multiple find and replace in a word document

I want to do a series of find and replace operations. Unfortunately, the documents I have to work on are in Word (.docx) format so I cannot script this. These are book chapters so formatting is ...
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Find And Replace strings containing a caret

Consider a string to be replaced in Microsoft Word Foo^Bar Using the Find and Replace dialog, Word interprets a caret(^) character as a control character to help find predefined elements in your ...
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Regular Expression Help Needed in Notepad++

I need to know the syntax for a regular expression (notepad++) to help me find/replace every instance of following string in a text document the string is as follows Where do you want to go next? ...
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using vims pattern-multi-items {n} to match the 5th space in a line

With this entry from our crontab 1 3 1 * * find /var/log/tomcat/* -mtime +61 -type f -delete I want to match the 5th space char so I can separate the command part from the time field part. Cron ...
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Removing HTML tags in Notepad++

I'm trying to remove some tags using the Find and Replace feature of Notepad++. What I'm trying to remove for example is <num> and </num>. Right now I'd input <num> and replace it, ...
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Notepad++ excluding find filters

In Notepad++ I want to search in all file types except one. For instance: I want to search in all files but not .class files. Can the Notepad++ filter can be configured to work this way?
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Replacing strings of (Hexidecimal) zeros in Notepad++

I have binary code that have 4 sets of zero strings (00 00 00 00) and also have sets of 3 (00 00 00). I want to get rid of the sets of 4. (replace with nothing.) When I do 00 00 00 00 in "find", it's ...
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Bug in Microsoft Word with Find and Replace when searching text containing a hyperlink?

I was trying to replace a text with a email address in the middle of it in a Word document. If I only use the Find command, then it works fine, and Microsoft Word finds the text I wanted to replace. ...
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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 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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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 do I set the default search direction in Word's Find and Replace from `down` to `all`?

How do I set the default search direction in Word's Find and Replace from down to all? I really hate how "helpful" Word is by asking me constantly if I want to search the rest of the document.
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Is there a find and replace application with multiple rules?

I'm looking for a search and replace tool that takes a list of rules and either a file (or directory) and runs those rules on the files. I have a bunch of different things that need to be changed in ...
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grep + sed for find & replace fun!

I have a dev copy of a website set up that has quite a few hardcoded references to its live counterpart. I would like to replace all occurrences of "www." with "dev." in all files. I think I can use ...
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Komodo Edit: How to use Tabs and Carriage Returns in Find/Replace?

In NoteTab Pro, I could use tabs and returns in the find and replace dialogs by using ^t and ^p. Now I have switched to Komodo Edit which is much more powerful, and I can't find any way to search for ...
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How to search for text from back to front

Backstory: I am copying and pasting search results from a website into word. the pasted text looks something like the image below: Goal: I only want two lines from each set of search results ...
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Excel 365 Find and Replace modifies column formatting

I have a column in spreadsheet set to 'text' format that looks like this: xxxxxx057483245 I am attemtping to replace the x's with another series of numbers. 42424242 for example. I go to find and ...
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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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Notepad++ want to use RegEx to seek minimum-length strings

Only been using Notepad++ v 5.92 for a few weeks, and RegEx for a few hours (!!) I want to use Find & Replace for UPPERCASE strings of a minimum length to change them to "Title Case" or "Sentence ...
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How to find and replace on regedit?

I use win_xp_sp3 inside my virtualbox i was mapped all the xp folder destination into my host machine in regedit. and now i need to change the my username and i don't remember all files i changed. is ...
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Text editor on Windows to delete large block of copyright text in multiple source files?

Optional Background Information: [ The author of a Java open source project I am using has changed the copyright notice in every file in the project. As a result, I can no longer diff between the ...
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How can I do a text find and replace with a standard batch file?

Without any additional tools, using just the command line that comes with Windows 7, how can I create a batch file that will perform a file and replace of some text in a file?
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How to Replace Every Space in a Notepad++ Doc With a Null Character?

I copy and pasted the hex (I think it's hex, but I have no clue) from one document to another and all the null characters turned into spaces. How would I change them all back to null characters, ...
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How to rename files in file from lines of a text file

My script PowerShell: $liste = get-content "Y:\Users\H\Documents\D\Game Of Throne\prod\recup.txt" ` |Select-Object -last 1 $liste | ForEach-Object {Write-Host ($i++) $line} get-childItem ...
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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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How do I stop command-f from sharing state across applications on Mac OS X (10.8.2)?

If I have a find bar (command-f) open in two applications, and I change the text in one, the text in the other changes to match as soon as I tab over to the second application. Is there a way to turn ...
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How can I add non-breaking space (&nbsp;) in dates using search and replace in DreamWeaver

Example: January 1, 2012 This is the current text, but I want to change the source code to: January&nbsp;1&nbsp;2012 automatically using search and replace. There are multiple dates ...
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Text-Editing program : muti-search-replace/multi-regex?

I have a long and arduous text file, and I need to do lots and lots of the same search-replaces on it inside of selections. Is there a text editing program where I can do multiple find/replace (or ...
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Find and replace a word in one Excel file accross multiple sheets

How do I find and replace a word in one Excel file across multiple worksheets in the same file?
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Search and Replace string in Vim

I have code similar to this: $POST_['%'] where % is any length any letter+numbers string and I want to replace it with mysql_real_escape_string($POST['%']) so far I have built up this command ...
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How to replace text using regex with back-referece in Notepad++?

I'm converting Windows batch script .bat to Linux batch script .sh What takes time a lot is to change the way .bat script use variables. i.e. In Windows @set varName=122 echo %varName% In Linux ...