Replacing commas with tabs in KWrite

Matthew Woehlke mw_triad at
Tue Feb 5 16:49:55 GMT 2008

Juan Carlos Torres wrote:
> On Tuesday 05 February 2008 12:39:06 am Frank Bures wrote:
>> 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.
> Can you try something like this:
> Press Tab, copy the space created by it. Paste that blank space in the 
> Replacement text field in Kate's Replace dialog.

D'uh... yes, that works here. For some reason I was thinking it didn't.

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