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22573Re: [NTB] Remove x number of characters from a line of text

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  • flo.gehrke
    May 28, 2012
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      --- In notetab@yahoogroups.com, "John Shotsky" <jshotsky@...> wrote:
      > Sure. First, the answer about how to make it repeatable is to
      > create a clip library of your own, and add these functions
      > to it. (...)
      > So, for my clip example, assuming you want ONLY 2 or 3 digits
      > removed, it goes as follows:
      > \x20\d\d\d?$

      Bruce wrote...

      > the string of numerals at the end of each line is ALWAYS either
      > 2 or 3 characters in length. But that doesn't mean that at some
      > point down the track I won't need to strip out 4 or more, or
      > maybe only 1 character.

      So, obviously, neither '\x20\d\d\d?' (John) nor '\x20\d{2,3}$' (Alec) is an appropriate pattern here but you have to use '\x20\d{1,}$'.

      Bruce also mentioned...

      > I have a SERIES OF TEXT FILES where each line contains a set of data

      In this case, 'Search | Search Disk | Replace in Files' might be a better tool than a clip.

      If Bruce insists on a clip, he also has to consider how to edit that SERIES of files with a clip in case he doesn't want to open them manually one by one.

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