You sir, are a genius. I don't know why I didn't think of that.
--- In email@example.com, "Mark Kahn" <cwolves@...> wrote:
> Yes and no. There's no -direct- way to do it, but you can do
> matching lines with something and whatever's left is what doesn't
> e.g. delete all matching lines then delete double-linebreaks, or
> them with "---&" which should make all matching lines start with ---
> can then find [^-].* which will give you all non-matching lines.
> On Thu, Aug 28, 2008 at 11:59 AM, bold_cucumber
> > Hi all, I just joined this group. I've been using editplus for a
> > number of years, it is my favorite code/text editor in windows. My
> > question is this:
> > Is it possible to use the built-in regex capabilities to find
> > that DO NOT match a given expression? I do a lot of digging
> > web logs, and frequently I'll want to remove all lines except ones
> > that contain "POST", which tells me it was an HTTP post to the
> > rather than a GET. I haven't been able to figure out how to do it.
> > Is there a way to perhaps loop through the entire document and try
> > the regex on each line, and copy only the lines that match to
> > open file? Or what about writing a simple command line filter,
> > similar to grep, to do this and call it as a user tool, and get
> > output somehow fed back into editplus? I bet I could use
> > $(WindowList) to specify two open files, have my external program
> > read the first one and write to the second one, causing editplus
> > complain that the file had changed and click yes to reload it, but
> > that's a little clunky. Any ideas?
> > Thanks!
> > Josh
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