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Regular Expressions

Jan 21, 2014 at 3:58 AM
Regular expressions are hard, otherwise there wouldn't be so many different editors and web pages dedicated to them. O'Reilly has at least 3 books on the topic. It would be helpful if your documentation at a link to a free regexp that is compatible with the dialect you use.

There are few who can get a RegExp right the first time. To help users, consider a drop down to insert commonly used elements. Another way to help users, would be to default the replace box with back references that refer to the captures the find expression defines.

Also consider a mode that allows users to preview the results before altering their files.

Thank you.
Jan 31, 2014 at 8:37 AM
Hi,

Thank you for your suggestion.

I added a section for RegEx dialect and link to RegEx guide here:
https://findandreplace.codeplex.com/documentation

Eric