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fin&replace, not to find other words [closed]

asked 2013-11-04 10:37:43 +0200

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updated 2014-01-15 20:44:29 +0200

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Hello! If we have a sequence:

char long character char character character long character characterchar character characterlong character character charcharacter character longcharacter

how do we achieve by find&replace just the words "char" and "long" to be captured, but not the word "character" nor any part or letter of it?

Many thaks!

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In Find&Replace dialog check "Whole words only" or try find "char" with a space before and after word " char ", of course include word which haven't leading space.

B.Horvat gravatar imageB.Horvat ( 2013-11-04 11:07:42 +0200 )edit

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answered 2013-11-04 11:18:56 +0200

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As @B.Horvat has indicated, there is no single regular expression in LO that will find all required instances. This will find all but the very first instance of "char":

[^a-z](char|long)[ ]

This will find the first instance only:

^(char|long)[ ]
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^(char|long)[ ] does not find any obtion at my pc. What is this expression supposed to do? Many thanks!

altair gravatar imagealtair ( 2013-11-04 13:01:31 +0200 )edit

^ == beginning of line, then either "char" or "long", followed by a single space [ ]

oweng gravatar imageoweng ( 2013-11-08 07:38:10 +0200 )edit

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