txt.replace - interactively replace a character with another

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davebrny
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txt.replace - interactively replace a character with another

17 Jun 2019, 10:47

change selected text from something like "one.two.three" to "one_two_three" or "one two three"

usage
- select some text
- press alt + r
- first press the character you want to replace, then the character you want to add in its place
- press enter to paste the new text
- (press esc at any time to close the interactive tooltip)

- use alt+shift + r to repeat the last replace without showing the tooltip


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burque505
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Joined: 22 Jan 2017, 19:37

Re: txt.replace - interactively replace a character with another

17 Jun 2019, 13:10

@davebrny, thanks for the script. Just tried it out replacing periods with underscores in file names, works great.
Regards,
burque505
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davebrny
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Re: txt.replace - interactively replace a character with another

17 Jun 2019, 14:25

youre welcome @burque505. ive mostly been using it on files as well
zhotkey
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Re: txt.replace - interactively replace a character with another

18 Jun 2019, 07:35

I get the following Error: Call to nonexistent function: selected := selected_text_r()
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davebrny
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Re: txt.replace - interactively replace a character with another

18 Jun 2019, 08:16

zhotkey wrote:
18 Jun 2019, 07:35
I get the following Error: Call to nonexistent function: selected := selected_text_r()
maybe you copy-pasted the script and missed the end of the file? there should be 89 lines in the file altogether
zhotkey
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Re: txt.replace - interactively replace a character with another

18 Jun 2019, 11:36

Your correct, my bad, works like a charm!
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Thoughtfu1Tux
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Re: txt.replace - interactively replace a character with another

25 Jun 2019, 00:16

Man! This is awesome. I've been using Notepad++ to paste into, do a Find and Replace, then copying and pasting the content back to where i needed it. This is way faster!
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davebrny
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Re: txt.replace - interactively replace a character with another

26 Jun 2019, 05:22

Thoughtfu1Tux wrote:
25 Jun 2019, 00:16
Man! This is awesome. I've been using Notepad++ to paste into, do a Find and Replace, then copying and pasting the content back to where i needed it. This is way faster!
ha, ive been just doing it manually for as long as i can remember. all those wasted seconds would probably add up to a lot at this point!
terjene
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Re: txt.replace - interactively replace a character with another

12 Sep 2019, 06:29

Nice script!
I would like to modify it a bit. I want to search for {enter} and replace with multiple characters.
I thought if {enter} was pressed during "replace", then search for enter, and allow "with" to be several characters, until enter is pressed.
Do you have any hints?

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