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

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Find text and replace with index

I need to find a string and replace it with a moving index (in this case find pattern is "replaceThis") For example: id=replaceThis ...... id=replaceThis ...... id=replaceThis should become id=0 ....
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Word wildcards/regex search from the begining of line till the first :

In MS word 2013 I'm having multiple lines like: Duis pulvinar, enim montes : magna tincidunt penatibus nec amet a nec tristique rhoncus aliquet? porttitor diam amet : nascetur sociis dapibus ...
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How do you Find & Replace only in specific Styles in Word?

I have a document with sub-sections and text. The sub-titles for each sub-section starts with a number. I want to remove this number. I know searching for ^# and replacing with 'blank' removes all ...
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Notepad++ replace .|every 5th line with .}

I got a text that ends on every single line with .| And I need to replace the .| on every 5th line with .}
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Remove duplicate lines in LibreOffice / OpenOffice Writer

I'm working on a text file in Writer which is basically a sorted list of words and phrases. It contains some duplicates I want to remove. Normally I would use a regular expression in Search & ...
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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 ui-bar-...
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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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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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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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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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Linux shell script: copy a (text) file and replace a token with a path

I need to create a text file where parts of it should be replaced by any arbitrary path. I wanted to do that by copying a template file and then replace a special pattern, e.g. ${MY_PATH} with the ...
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How can I remove unicode characters in a Microsoft Word document?

I'm saving a Microsoft Word document as a PDF but it is warning me that there are a few problems including the fact that the document includes Unicode characters. I'm not sure what characters it is ...
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Remove unwanted hyphens using “Find & Replace”

How do I remove unwanted hyphens from some text I have copied out of a PDF into Word. The criteria is that I would like to remove any hyphen that does not have a space either to its left or right. ...
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Excel - replace multiple strings in a single cell, based upon a lookup table

I would like to do a replace on multiple strings within a cell, based upon a lookup table. My lookup table has two columns: AUSTRIA | AT BRAZIL | BR COLOMBIA| CO My data table has two columns: ...
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Disable find and replace feature in OpenOffice.org

Can you disable the find and replace feature in OpenOffice.org Writer? We are a school, and the students are cheating by using this feature to avoid reading the entire document. We're looking for ...
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How to replace a word with Regular Expression in Microsoft Word 2007?

How can I replace a word with Regular Expression in Microsoft Word 2007? For example, I want to find and replace all \n with some spaces.
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How to scrub a document of all text between brackets with find and replace

I have a log file and I need to find all instances of <password> hash here </password> and remove the hash and replace it with some dummy text like aaa-aaa-aaa-aaaa. The recurring search ...
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Notepad++ regex not working

I am trying to use Notepad++ and regular expressions to remove all XML from Windows' events. My regular expression is as follows: Event Xml:(.|\n)+?Event>\n Example Windows events are as ...
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exclude specific strings of words using wildcards

I cannot seem to come up with the appropriate wildcard (I suppose it must be [!]) which would exclude from the expression argument[oales]{1,4} the following three words argumentos argumenta ...
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How can I convert *.vtt subtitles to *.srt subtitles using regex (regular expressions) in notepad++?

As I learned, every line in a .vtt file starts with something like this: 00:00:06.984 --> 00:00:12.020 (line.1) But it should be like this for a .srt file: 00:00:06,984 --> 00:00:12,020 (...
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Find and replace first digit with notepad++

I have a bunch of numbers like this: 001 001 002 002 002 003 003 003 003 all the way up to 100. using the search and replace is there a way to just change the first number so that i could get it up ...
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Mass Find and Replace - Microsoft Word 2013

I am trying to create a macro in order to do a mass find and replace across multiple word documents. I have found this one on the net and altered it however I keep getting a run time error (5174) ...
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Excel VBA to Standardize Names in a selected range

I am a complete novice at both excel as well these forums, and am attempting to piece together code that would allow a user to update a column of text entries. Basically what I was attempting to do is:...
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Find and replace in output of command based on file contents

I have a tail -f command reading a log containing IPs however I wish to replace these IPs with hostnames, I have the dhcpd.leases file available to the machine on which this is running. I have been ...
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Replace copyright header in deeply nested hierarchy

Our project is open source and I need to substitute all our copyright headers for our new license's. The project consists of about 1500 C++/Obj-C/Java files across a nested folder hierarchy. A header ...
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Search for specific key word and replace entire cell contents with something else in LibreOffice Calc

I would like to be able to search for a specific word, lets say "House" in a calc sheet, and then replace the entire cell content with something else like "Car". It is important to notice, that the ...
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Notepad++ Find and Replace: Wildcard Varying Number of Lines?

I have a tricky problem. I need to make a minor change to a large number of xml files (500+). The change involves switching a value from 'false' to 'true.' The line that needs to change looks like ...
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Find text and replace paragraph as a style

I'm working with a large document in Word that was converted from .pdf so any outline formatting was stripped out. I'm looking to run find replace where I'm looking for wildcard "[A-Z]. " and want to ...
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Linux bash, command replace

How can I erase the - from clipboard? I have a script: #!/bin/bash xclip -o | replace - "" | xclip Bat this doesn't work So replace \- "" take no effect ]$ uname -a Linux localhost.localdomain 3....
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Vim replace occurences of word with and without first capitalized in one S&R command

eg I have this peace of Java code public String setType(String newType) { this.type = newType: } I select all of it and I would like to search and replace type by model, but regardless of the ...
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Expression help for Find and Replace in Notepad++ please

how to replace and but symbol (,) after second number between every five numbers by using replace in notepad++ ? replace 00:00:26092 --> 00:00:30552 00:00:36770 --> 00:00:39933 00:00:40040 --...
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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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 HKCU:\Software\xxxxx\...
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Find and replace block of text (with other blocks of text) in multiple files [closed]

Is there a FREE utility out there for replacing blocks of text? Something like notepad++'s find in files works for simple lines but in my case it's unusable since I need to target the entire block to ...
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replace all names with an alternative using Stream editor (Sed)

I got this question on a task. Nothing works.. Can someone help me? Write a sed script that replace all names with an alternative, search for every words that: Start with a capital, Longer than ...
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Excel - find and replace images?

I exported a huge page from confluence into excel and it has a few columns that contain images. I need to convert them into text before I do another transition but this would be totally killing to do ...
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Search & replace with wildcards and variable length strings in Notepad++

I am trying to edit a series of strings in Notepad++ using search & replace. What I'd like to do is to search for a particular piece of HTML code, then delete a portion of it. The challenging ...
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How can I insert italics in MS Word Find and Replace?

I've written a long document and just read the branding guidelines that says the 'e' at the start of a word needs to be italicized, e.g. eBahgum, the e is italics and Bahgum isn't. I've written this ...
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MS Access 2007, find and replace character with new line

In Access 2007 how do I replace a character (say "~") with a new line. I have tried using the Replace box with ALT+010 but it is not accepted as new line. Any suggetsions?
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How can I do a batch find replace?

I'm writing a piece of software which requires the creation of a number of nearly identical blocks of code that only vary in a few locations which need to be replaced by a unique value for each ...
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using sed to replace two patterns within a larger pattern

Using sed how could I replace two patterns within a larger pattern on a single line? Given a single line of text I want to find a pattern (Let's call this the outer pattern) and then within that ...
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Is there a GUI in Ubuntu for folder based find and replace?

Is there a GUI in Ubuntu for directory based mass find and replace? Preferrably one that works similar to Adobe Dreamweaver's find and replace system.