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how do you use tabs in "Find and Replace" system?

asked 2018-01-28 14:02:46 +0200

Martin Williamson gravatar image

The find & replace does not seem to accept tabs. How do I do a mass replacement of a chunk of text with a set of tabs?

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answered 2018-01-28 15:10:15 +0200

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You need to use regular expressions. Open the full search&replace tool (Ctrl H) → More options → check Regular expressions. Now you can use the expression

\t

to represent a tab stop on both boxes: search and replace.

NOTE: this works on 5.4, but if my memory does not fail me, on earlier versions there was a bug that causes the expression \t to fail on the replace box, but as I said now it works without problems.

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