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Old 02-17-2010, 07:48 AM   #1
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I don't know how to use wilcards and regular expression....

how can I search this
Code:
<h2 id="calibre_toc_24">10 METZ</h2>
and replace it with this
Code:
<h2 id="calibre_toc_24">10<br>METZ</h2>
???

also, where can I find something to learn about this wildcard search?

thanks

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Old 02-17-2010, 11:47 AM   #2
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ok, this expression
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(<h2 id="calibre_toc_\d*">\d*)(\s)
in the find field and this expression
Code:
 \1<br>
in the replace field worked for me
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Old 02-18-2010, 08:28 PM   #3
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Superanima,

Your formula is probably fine, but just be careful when using RegEx. Because of it's power and versatility, it is very easy to create a formula that seems to do what you want.

The formula could also find some close, but not exact, matches. Unfortunately you only find out about these errors after the fact. Always try to match a unique combination of characters. If your program allows it also use manual search & replace, not automatic. This makes sure you do not accidentally make things harder for yourself. At least until you get a better understanding of RegEx.

Edit: I should mention that I've discovered this the hard way!

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Old 02-20-2010, 06:47 AM   #4
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You can find several examples in my blog: http://mipapyreebookreader.blogspot.com/search/label/RegEx
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Old 02-21-2010, 09:42 AM   #5
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