Replacing commas with tabs in KWrite
justin.denick at gmail.com
Mon Feb 4 18:21:43 GMT 2008
I tried both kate and kwrite and as expected they didn't support
replace a pattern with a regexp
, but it seems that khexedit will do search for 054 replace with 011.
On Feb 4, 2008 1:03 PM, Frank Bures <lisfrank at chem.toronto.edu> wrote:
> Eyolf Østrem wrote:
> > 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  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
> Thanks for both replies, but they do not answer my question.
> I am well aware of hundreds of possible ways how to edit a text file
> using shells, sed, awk, C, C++, Java or any other possible tool.
> My question was "is there a way how to do it in KWrite?"
> Or in any other KDE based GUI editor?
> I hope this explanation clears the confusion.
> <feeb at chem.utoronto.ca>
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