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Questions tagged [find-and-replace]

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

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Replace certain text in lines with each line from another file

I have a text file with text of this order; str/4 <</Contents(100 cups)/(Date) Colour red <</Contents(080 bowls)/(Date) Status used Pack team <</Contents(200 John)/(Date) School ...
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How can made MS-Excel Find and Replace dialog box as a bar which is docked below the window same as LibreOffice Calc interface option?

I have an opportunity in LibreOffice Calc which is very attractive for me. That is an option for UI interface. Made the Find and Replace dialog box to a sub-bar. And possible to dock it below the ...
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Add an <h1> tag from filename on Linux

I have a folder with a bunch of html files and I wish to add an <h1>Filename without extension</h1> line just after the <body> tag. How could I go about having a script or one-...
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Changing the numbers in “[#number]” format in an MTA file so they are sequential

I have a very long MTA file for scripting MP3 tag changes. I've edited the file numerous times in Notepad++ and this has caused the numbers for each particular action to go out of sync. How could I ...
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Find and replace plain text with merge field in Word

I have an email template that currently has tokens like [[cost]]. However, I am now transitioning to using formal merge fields, which look like «cost». I have the old format at lot in this template, ...
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Find and Replace in LibreOffice Calc

So I have a Price column and all the values has a £ prefixed. These are formatted string. I tried via the Find & Replace function to replace all of these with nothing, but I can't seem to get it ...
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Find and Replace specific column, but only when it equals a specific value

How do I replace column 132 (either a space or a Y) with a character (N), but only when column 132 = a space? Looking at other threads here I've come up with a way to replace column 132 with an N: -...
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Replace special chararcters in a 60MB file

I have a big text file. 200,000 lines. 60MB. I would like to replace : &amp; -> & &#203; -> Ë &#202; -> Ê etc... Any simple idea please ? (Textpad or Notepad++?) Edit : ...
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VB script to find and replace using lookup table

I have a spreadsheet that I need to anonymise for an audit (Usernames, hostnames, IP addresses etc..) I'm trying to run a find and replace task on an entire workbook, I have created a lookup table ...
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Notepad++ Don't skip to next instance after search and replace

I am using the search and replace function in notepad++. Since it involves some regex, I would like to see the result after each single search and replace. However, if I click on Replace, the instance ...
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VS Code Find in current file: Regular Expressions

This is find and replace issue in VS Code. I want to find the following text in my Markdown file in VS Code: ## [](https://www.website.com/)Heading and Replace with this text ## [Heading](https://...
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Text typed into different apps (e.g. Chrome, Sublime) find functions (Cmd-F) overwrites each other

I'm seeing unusual behavior in the interaction between some Mac programs like Firefox, Safari, Sublime, and Chrome. I'll concentrate on the last two. I have a Macbook Pro (Retina, 13-in, mid-2014) ...
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How to mass-change index field text in MS Word?

Let's say I created dozens of index entries with value {XE "foo"}. Now I decide that I want to change that to {XE "fooz"}. Is there any way to do a mass search and replace to do this? I tried ...
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find string from multiple files and replace it without creating new file

I want to find string e.g. "date" from my files of a folder which contains multiple ".c" and ".h" files in it and replace it with "date 24-April-2018" using batch file. what should do? Please see ...
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Notepad ++ - Find text and replace the number after

I'm trying to use Notepad++ to find and replace a lot of random numbers in a long string. I have over 1000 text files with strings like this "movemeto":40. How can I replace the numbers following ...

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