Re: [NTB] Need help - reformat text clip
- Alec, if you don't include the ^ at the start, then you will find the
citations again on a re-run and things will be all out of whack, I think ...
Alec Burgess wrote:
> westerman2010 (westerman@...) wrote (in part) (on 2010-02-01
> at 19:32):
>> Got it to work. If there is no carrage return (line break) at the end
>> of the text nothing happens. If I go to end of text with cursor, then
>> hit enter, then run clip, it runs.
>> Thanks Craig
>> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Alec Burgess <buralex@...> wrote:
>> > >
>> > > Craig:
>> > >
>> > > ^!replace "(\w+\x20\d+:\d+)\r\n(.*?)\r\n" >>
>> > > ""[COLOR="DarkRed"]$2"\x20--$1\r\n" rwsai
> You had me wondering there what was going on ... your examples had "--"
> separators in between them so I hadn't attempted to make it "safe" at
> If you change the trailing \r\n in the find clause to optional ie:
> (?:\r\n)? it should work either way. (Note the 'w' in 'rwsai' options
> means process start of file not from cursor. Selected or not selected
> would only be relevant if an 'h' option were include (eg rwsaih)
> so clip becomes (again it will wrap in Yahoo):
> H="work test"
> ^!replace "(\w+\x20\d+:\d+)\r\n(.*?)(?:\r\n)" >>
> ""[COLOR="DarkRed"]$2"\x20--$1\r\n" rwsai
> btw: interesting that Don's solution focused on subject knowledge (names
> of the Gospels) while mine focused on the format of numeric identifier.
> I haven't tested his but assume it works too :-)