It always amazes me of how frequently I have to manipulate text I in various ways. More often than not it is simply doing a SciTE find and replace but being able to have other ways to manipulate text is also a great time saver!
In this video I walk through some of the tips & tricks of using SciTE search and replace text within the text editor. I also demonstrate one of the “coolest” features which is block / typing across multiple lines. This is a GREAT feature which many do not know how to use. The Regular Expressions and dealing with line returns / new lines are also very helpful.
In the video I also showed how I updated my AutoHotKey SciteUser.properties file. Below is the line I added
#### Changing SciTE Find and Replace to posix regular expression mode so do not have to escape parens
Demonstration of SciTE Find and Replace Features
To avoid having to escape parens (watch above video) add the following in your SciTE user.properties file. If set to 0, syntax uses the old Unix style where
\) mark capturing sections while
) are themselves. If set to 1, syntax uses the more common style where
) mark capturing sections while
\) are plain parentheses.
Here are some useful POSIX terms which are more readable in your SciTE Find and Replace
[:xxx:] were xxx is one of the following words:
alnum letters and digits
word “word” characters (like \w)
digit decimal digits (like \d)
space white space
punct printing characters, excluding letters and digits
lower lower case letters
upper upper case letters