Support regular expression backreferences

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Support regular expression backreferences

Post by jfbradfo » Thu Dec 27, 2007 6:38 am

Request: Add the ability to use regular expression backreferences to the text replace and replace in files capabilities.
Detail: In the Edit->Replace dialog box, the use of regular expressions is supported for the Find field, including the use of groups and backreferences. However, the backreferences are NOT supported in the Replace With field.

Example: I have a set of numbers which I need to change to literal strings in a piece of code. The following replace settings (with regular expressions and replace codes enabled) does not but should work:

Find: ^(110dd)
Replace with: "1"

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Russ Pitcher
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Support regular expression backreferences

Post by Russ Pitcher » Thu Jan 03, 2008 1:24 am

I'd like that as well. See the request I submitted a while ago at

Russ Pitcher2008-01-24 08:54:25
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