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

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Find and replace from Terminal and write to a new file with the replaced values

I have a file template.jou that has the following format: /codeline1 /codeline2 /var = var /codeline3 Now I want to replace the var part with different values like A, B and C and then write the ...
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Multi-Line Sed Replace

Consider the following text (incidentally, part of a MySQL dump): CREATE TABLE `table` ( `id` int(10) NOT NULL auto_increment, `name` varchar(100) NOT NULL default '', `description` text NOT ...
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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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Find and replace files accross Windows

Is there a way in Windows to find and replace all files? Could PowerShell do this? I have a .dll file that I have a bunch of and would like to update them all with one click. EDIT: I would like to ...
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Regex replace with Notepad++

In my XML file there are lots of sub strings starting with STDSUP- and then three digits. For example: STDSUP-123. I would like to replace the STDSUP with CCDA. There are some sub strings where ...
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Convert command-line commands from one tool to another in notepad++

I have a script with lots of lines like this: ss Get $/%SS_SOURCE_PROJECT%/DLL/Vim25Service2005.dll -I-Y -R -VL%2 ss Get $/%SS_SOURCE_PROJECT%/97AUTO/*.* -I-Y -R -VL%2 We're migrating from one tool ...
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How do I 'find' and 'replace across multiple documents

Is there a simple way to do a 'find' and 'replace' across multiple Word documents. Need the headers and footers also to be covered for the replacement. Have tried a VB macro from the web but it didn't ...
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Multiple search and replace actions in one large text file

I have a big text file (about 2GB). I want to do five search and replace actions on the same file, and would like to do this in one command. Normally I use vim, open the file, do one replace action, ...
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replace given char with ascii nul in notepad++

Tried extended search --> replace with \0 but does not seem to work. Instead it deletes all occurrences of the char. Could it be a bug ? NB : replacing with \n, \r\n and the like works in extended ...
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Find and Replace

I would like to find and replace a word such as banana and then I'd like to add the number 1 to the first word, number 2 to the second, and No. 3 to the third and so on. there is an easy way or do I ...
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Grep : Windows version, free alternative? [duplicate]

I am trying to source a tool for performing a search and replace of text files in a directory. I think this is similar to what grep does for linux. I was hoping to find a tool with a gui so I could ...
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Matching html paragraphs with at least one word in all caps

Using regex or anything, I need to match any paragraph which contains at least one all caps word. Then transform it into a header and capitalise all the content of the title. In the example below, ...
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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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Substituting a multi-line pattern in an HTML file

I have a series of HTML files that contain two lines like this: <body> <h1>Title</h1><p> <a href="url">Description</a><br> I want to replace this text with ...
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How to find and replace an entire line (random last 40 characters) with notepad++ using regex?

I need to replace something like this: userPassword: {SSHA}hLPcGtsS+sUhwlYq/23dsECuRGsvJj59OQXXJQ== with something like this: userPassword:funkypassword I have tried some random stuff I've ...
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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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Replace text with multiple unique values each time

Is there any way to replace text that appears several times in a .txt file with a unique value each time? To be more specific: This is the given document: value="something"* other text* ...
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Replacing last character at the end of each line in a file

I have a file with the format: abc!12345th! bcv!2345568790hg! fjldslj12123344!!flgnjlk! I was trying to figure out how to remove the ! symbol at the end of each line. I tried using "Find and ...
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Switch characters in MAC address from a variable

This batch is used with a few other files as start-up scripts as a part of the Symantec Ghost Cast re-imaging process for Windows 7 we are about to undertake. Together they totally automate the entire ...
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“Replace all” using Regular Expressions in Notepad++

So I never actually used Regular Expressions in depth. I've got a config file consisting of thousands of lines looking like this: "Line 1"=18341235645 "Line 2"=123784571 "Line 3"=86273485 "Line ...
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How can I perform a large number of different find/replaces?

I have several times had a text document which I need to apply several hundred find/replaces on. These find/replaces do not follow a pattern which regex can be reasonably applied to, and need to be ...
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Simple find/replace for all xlsm and xlsx files in a directory

I have a directory with 20 spreadsheets. Some are xlsx and some are xlsm. I need to replace all instances of "foo", with "bar" in each sheet in each file. I'm using windows. I'm on Windows so I don't ...
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In Windows, how do I do a mass search-replace where I search for a phrase and then copy the phrase with several different phrases?

I use Windows and I use a variety of text editors (NotePad++, Vim, etc). Any application works (since I'm willing to try any of the applications I have). ==== This is what I want to search. ...
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Adobe Brackets; How to use the replace regexp function?

I searched the Brackets user guide @github and couldn't find how can I use the the search and replace function inside of the program. A simple example is to find foo and replace it with bar in a ...
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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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Multi-line find and replace across multiple files on linux

I have: Old Google analytics tracking code oldcode.txt New Google analytics tracking code newcode.txt 100+ html files *.html in one directory Is it possible to replace former with latter in all ...
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Replace a regular expression within vim with an output produced by a console command with the expression as its argument?

let's say I have a file with the following content: This is a _file_ which has some _special_ keywords, that I would _like_ to replace. I can do a search and replace of the speical keywords ...
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batch script help, find, replace registry keys

I'm trying to figure out why my reg import command is not working in the script below. When I run the reg import fileName.reg from the DOS it works fine but when included in the script below it does ...
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How to find and replace number as text?

I have a column with the following content: Column --------- 01.6221 01.6222 01.6223 I need to replace all the "01" with "10", but for some reason when I do the replace, the dot disappears. ...
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Find and replace special characters

How can I replace this character (_) with this one (:) in a list of filenames? The filenames are like this: 1_0_1_1AE1_7F6_2_11A0000_0_0_0.png The problem with character replacement programs is that ...
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sed without regex

I am using GNU SED for find and replace functionality on large files(upto 2GB). Find and replace characters can contain any characters, hence I want find and replace parameters to be treated as plain ...
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Selecting all css properties with brackets to erase them

How would one search, within a CSS file and using Komodo Edit, everything inside and including the brackets from every CSS style rule. I need to end up with a list of CSS classes and IDs erasing all ...
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Find-And-Replace Any Selected Text

Goal: Quick find-and-replace for active selected text in any application. Description: I want a utility to quickly perform a predetermined find-and-replace for the current selected text in the active ...
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Delete first half of line in Notepad++

I think the following can be done in a search & replace function. How can I select until yahoo.com: overjoyedradica@yahoo.com:SQOVTJOHEN and turn it to: :SQOVTJOHEN
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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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Automatic replacement of expressions

Maybe this can be achieved through (extended) regular expressions, but I really don't know if or how. There seems to be a way to access "things that are found" by using $1, $2, … but I have no idea ...
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Find and replace using wildcard character in Notepad++

I have very long list in this format: <option value="adf">Option 1</option> <option value="es3">Option 2</option> <option value="34f">Option 3</option> With ...
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Regular Expression to replace part of URL in XML file

I need a regular expression in Notepad++ to search/replace a string. My document (xml) has serveral thousand lines that look similar to this: <Url ...
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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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Using PowerShell to replace individual bytes in a document

We're in the process of converting an HTML help system to a SharePoint document library. We have about 3000 individual HTML documents that we're converting to Word. About 20% of the documents include ...
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AppleScript: how do I store folders' pathnames into an array, replacing spaces with “\ ”?

I have a folder and inside this folder there's a bunch of subfolders. Using AppleScript I wish to store the pathnames of these subfolders into an array. Here's my problem: each pathname containing " ...
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Delete specific number of characters after a specific string is found

I have several lines of code and I'm looking for a way to search for a specific string e.g. 'id0=' and delete it and all 10 characters after it, per line. I would prefer a way/macro/addon for ...
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Search and replace registry entry value using powershell

I'm trying to update a set of registry keys, a set of properties need to be updated with a new value based on the old value. I tried using the following: Get-ItemProperty -Path ...
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Regular expression to replace in TextPad

I need to replace this: HSOD,BASE,DFLT,001,06-19-2012,[any string],1,0,0 With this: HSOD,BASE,DFLT,001,06-19-2012,[any string],1,0,N where the [any string] part needs to be a wild card.
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Remove lines not containing a word in Vim

In Vim I often find I'm only interested in lines containing a certain string of text and want to delete all other lines. It's easy to match lines containing a string: :s/^.*foo.*\n// What I ...
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How to find and replace special formats in word processors?

Currently I have Word 2010 and Word 2013 Preview (and OpenOffice 3, LibreOffice + LyX 2) installed. And I want to do this: I have long document full of content that is sadly broken down by ...
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Emacs Evil search and replace function

Emacs has a Vim emulator mode called Evil. This mode has a search-replace function that does basically the same thing as highlighting a region and running sed on it. The brilliant thing about this ...
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Is there a Sublime Text 2 equivalent to Dreamweaver's “Find and Replace > Search: Specific Tag” feature?

Is there a function within Sublime Text 2 or a plugin similar to this (besides regex)? In this example, I wanted set the attribute border to 0 for every img tag in the document. Or, say, I wanted ...
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Convert Text into a Formula in Calc

I have a bunch of cells in a spreadsheet like the following: 1.48oz/12 I am trying to replace the oz/ with * and then calculate it. So far I have: =REPLACE(G4,FIND("oz/",G4),3,"*") which yields: ...