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

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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 ...
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Script for modifying file content in specified files

I tried searching previous questions but none worked, or I couldn't adapt them to my needs. I want to write a script that asks for: folder criteria old string new string And replace every file in ...
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Saving part of found term when replacing in Notepad++

I want to use Notepad++ to find/replace large chunks of code, but a hefty part of it deals with arrays. How can I put a "variable" in Notepad++'s Find/Replace window so that part of it can be saved ...
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Find and replace numbers in Excel?

I have a spreadsheet with @ 4000 cells containing a summation like (for example) =439+23+678+1 (Stock market data.) Each number in the formula could vary between 1 and 5 digits. I need to replace each ...
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Need help formulating a Vim Search & Replace

I have a large html file in which I need to search and replace over 2000 occurrences of specific string. I could do it manually but I'm sure there is a power Vim search and replace command that could ...
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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 ...