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Text Editor
Freeware, with stuff included
brotherhood of LAN

 8:50 pm on Jul 18, 2002 (gmt 0)

No I'm not promoting one - I am looking for a free text editor that can use wildcards in a search and replace tool, if there is such an editor out there.

Also, if it could do this function across multiple files, i.e. a folder then more the better.

Thanks in advance - as long as it is free and does the above I will be happy with it :)



 8:55 pm on Jul 18, 2002 (gmt 0)

Vim, only way to go. Little tricky to get going but it's one of the coolest powertools available.



 11:09 pm on Jul 18, 2002 (gmt 0)

Ahh, there's always a Vim fan there! I'm sure it's the greatest thing going once you get it all sussed out. Anyway,

It depends what you want to do, but for what you want, why use a text editor? You can use

1. grep

Comes on all Unix systems in various forms with various capabilities. Various versions are available for Windows. One version that's fairly cheap is

2. The best of all Windows search and replace tools, hands down, and it's FREE is BKReplace Em


Full RegEx support, including group substitution (in other works you can do

abc(def)ghi(jkl) $2$1 and get jkldef.

You can also save search and replace sets and run batch jobs with multiple, sequential search and replaces. Will change your original files or back them up.

3. If you want a freeware editor with RegEx,
- Hapedit has basic multi-file regex search but not replace
- EditPad has it, but in *paid* version only



 6:34 pm on Aug 1, 2002 (gmt 0)

I have been useing Gaspy for a few months now, and I really enjoy it. ASP syntax highlighting. mmm.

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