Kate tutorials some where?

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Mon Mar 29 07:35:56 BST 2010

On Mon, Mar 29, 2010 at 2:07 AM, James Tyrer <jrtyrer at earthlink.net> wrote:
> On 03/26/10 22:55, genericmaillists at gmail.com wrote:
>> I looked on http://userbase.kde.org/Kate
>> http://docs.kde.org/development/en/kdesdk/kate/kate-part-find-replace.html
> http://kate-editor.org/support
>> Kate Version 3.3.4 Using KDE 4.3.4 (KDE 4.3.4)
>> I am looking for tutorials on KATE.
> I am not an editor expert, but perhaps I can be some help.
>> I can't find info that explains what the escape sequences option is
>> and how the escape sequences option works.
> Not certain what you mean here.  You can change the keyboard shortcuts
> in KATE the same way as you can in any KDE app.  I am even less of an
> expert here since I don't usually use keyboard shortcuts.  I presume
> that you have found:
>        Settings -> Configure Shortcuts

I am guessing you don't use Kate. This is not a short cut, but a
button/tool/option that can be used during search and replace. There
is a regex selection as well and I use that all the time.

> There is probably some documentation on this in general KDE
> documentation, but don't know where exactly.

There is nothing in the general documentation other than to tell you
it is there. Hence the reason that I was looking on the 3 URL above in
my original message. I know the app well but still need to learn parts
of it.

>> I am trying to find how to change case on captured text strings.
> I presume that you found the functions in: Tools.
> If you want to do something other than highlighting with the mouse and
> using the functions, it is possible that using the command line tools
> might be more efficient.

I do use the cli but sometimes I find it faster and easier with Kate.
The Kate devs have improved it and it can do some of the same things
as the cli tools. You can even tell it to behave like Vim.

>> I am also hoping to find a simpler/cleaner/easier way to strip spaces
>> out of a string of text. It very easy to get rid of spaces at the
>> beginning and end. I can get it done in the middle but its not
>> pretty.
> This sounds like a feature request.  A tool to cleanup white space is
> something which is missing.  As you have probably found out, search and
> replace with a regular expression is your only current option.

Yes, already using regex to clean up white spaces. It gets pretty ugly
at times doing this to create URLs in HTML documents. That is why I
was trying to figure out if escape sequences could be of any use.

One thing I noticed, some of the regex switches don't work in Kate.
Like change case, \l does not work but \L with \E does work. So I can
still get it done.

It sure would be nice if devs would give a description of the things
they put in apps. Like the escape sequences in Kate. There is nothing
that I could fine about that any where.

Now when I do a search about "escape sequences in Kate" this post that
I started shows up at the top of the list.

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