RE: [Clip] DestroyDoc
I like it, it's very elegent. One problem, I'm getting a syntax error on the
Match statement. I'm sure it must be something I'm doing wrong. Maybe it's
what I'm entering into the wizzard, but I've tried every combination I can
I did join the two portions of the long lines before attempting to run it.
From: Larry Thomas [mailto:larryt@...]
Sent: Sunday, August 10, 2003 5:54 PM
Subject: RE: [Clip] DestroyDoc
Hi John and Harvey,
I am just posting this clip to show what a person (me) can learn by
exploring somebody else's ideas of doing things. I replied with "There is
no way of doing wildcards in NoteTab that I know of.". Well, I have
certainly learned better now.
- At 09:46 AM 8/11/03 -0400, you wrote:
>Larry,You must use regular expressions for your patterns when entering patterns.
>I like it, it's very elegent. One problem, I'm getting a syntax error on the
>Match statement. I'm sure it must be something I'm doing wrong. Maybe it's
>what I'm entering into the wizzard, but I've tried every combination I can
>I did join the two portions of the long lines before attempting to run it.
In regular expressions, a period is a meta character and it is interpreted
as "any" character except for a newline <cr/lf> pair. An asterisk (*)
means zero or more occurences of the previous character and a back slash
(\) is an escape character which cause the pattern to treat the next
character as a litteral character. Without the back slash, the period is
treated as a meta character by the regexp search engine but with the back
slash just before the period or any other meta character, the meta
character is treated as just a plain text character. A \. os just a period
and \* is just an asterisk. The exception to this rule are the special
situations set for special characters (\n for newline, \s for a space, and
\t for a tab).
You can find help for using NoteTab's regexp patterns by going to Help/Help
Topics/Reference Information/Dialog boxes/Regular Expressions.
There is one other problem that I have found. When you set a pattern to
find all files and recycle them, the clip will not stop without preessing
and holding the Ctrl+Alt Keys. I fixed this by moving the line:
^!If ^$GetDocIndex$ = 1 Finish ELSE Next
From just before the ^!Goto Loop line to just after the :Loop label. Now
it works with all patterns.
I have copied mine back from the email and rejoined the lines and I do not
get a syntax error. You need to use regular expressions in the wizard, not