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From Klaus Muth <>
Subject Re: Space before every line
Date Mon, 02 Jul 2012 09:17:35 GMT

Am 28.06.2012 17:36, schrieb Rob Weir:
> On Thu, Jun 28, 2012 at 6:57 AM, Armin Le Grand <> wrote:
>> Hi Kevin,
>> Kevin Grignon <> wrote:
>>> KG01-see comments inline.
>>> On Thursday, June 28, 2012, Dan wrote:
>>>> Srinivasulu Bhattaram wrote:
>>>>> I have a text file, which has one space before every line
>>>>> How to remove this using search and replace option
>>>>> For carriage return or <Enter>, I learnt that we hould use "\n"
>>>>> not included)  and keep Regular Expressions on.
>>>>> But I do not know what is code for space
>>> KG01 - Why is this so complicated.  Such system language hides the power of
>>> the tool. The tool should understand natural language inputs.
>> I already thought the same. Regular expressions are mighty, but only
>> (guessed) 5% of the users understand it (as with many mighty things). My
>> first idea was to add buttons which add the 'coded' entries tothe
>> expression, e.g.: Button 'Space' adds '\n' when pressed to the text field.
>> Same for 'Start of Line' adding '^'. Much more to be defined, may someone
>> knowing regular expressions well list more of them.
>> Another way would be to allow tokens like <Space> which get translated to
>> '\n' internally before using the expression, but then the user would again
>> have to remember multiple tokens and how they are spelled (need to be
>> valid, possible errors which need to be handled).
>> Maybe a mix of both, press button 'Space' adds the (human readable) token
>> <Space> which itself is not editable (represents a single character).
>> Hmmm...
> Have you seen what the SlickEdit coding editor has?  Here is their
> search dialog:

What about this one: ?

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