Replacing commas with tabs in KWrite

Eyolf Ă˜strem eyolf at
Mon Feb 4 17:21:39 GMT 2008

On 04.02.2008 (11:39), Frank Bures wrote:
> Hi,
> I need to edit a comma delimited database file so that it becomes tab 
> delimited.  In OS/2 I just globally searched for ',' and then replaced it 
> with ASCII [09] character by entering <Alt-0-9>.
> I cannot do that in KWrite as KWrite does not interpret <Alt> at all
> and just enters "09" in the 'Replace with' field.
> When I try to enter <Tab>, it just takes me to another field.
> How do you replace anything with unprintable characters in KWrite?
> (short of using vi of course :-))

Get over it and use vim :) 
open the file, type :%s/,/\t/g to replace all commas with tabs


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