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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 to 1000 faster?

I am also open to any other ideas.

  • I don't understand the output you're after. Can you show what you would like 001 001 002 002 002 003 003 003 003.... to be replaced with? – Adam Nov 5 '15 at 23:42
  • I'm sorry, I wanted to add "1" replacing the first number witch would be 101 101 102 102 102 102 and so on. – great_guest321 Nov 5 '15 at 23:45
  • So 001 001 002 002 002 003 003 003 003 would become 101 101 102 102 102 103 103 103 103? Or would it become 101 001 002 002 002 003 003 003 003? – Adam Nov 5 '15 at 23:46
  • it would become 101 101 102 102 102 103 103 103 103 all the way up to 199. – great_guest321 Nov 5 '15 at 23:48
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    Search for a ^0 regex and replace it with 1. – SΛLVΘ Nov 6 '15 at 0:29
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Is there a way to just change the first number?

  • Menu "Search" > "Replace" (or Ctrl + H)

  • Set "Find what" to [0-9]([0-9])([0-9])

  • Set "Replace with" to 1\1\2

  • Enable "Regular expression"

  • Click "Replace All"

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Before:

001
001
002
002
002
003
003
003
003 

After:

101
101
102
102
102
103
103
103
103

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