Wild card replacement text editor

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Hi all,

I am a data conversion expert and is using UltraEdit text editor for easier conversions using wild cards and small macros. I need to know whether there is any better wild card replacement text editor that will be useful for me. Please give your valuable suggestion.

Thanks,

Anthony D Renda

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Wild card replacement text editor

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Hi,

Being a programming Editor UltraEdit is a good tool for all sorts of operations like ftp, maros, simple html editor etc. But being a shareware you have to pay for the program to own it.

Some other top editors are: Bluefish, JEdit and Notepad++

BlueFish: This program has Search and replace in files on disk with support for Perl Compatible regular expressions. It can integrate with external programs like make, weblint and lint.

I would suggest using Notepad++, simply because of its capability of syntax highlighting and folding. It’s very powerful in terms of find and replaces using regular expressions. For example:

To find
get_XXXX();

replace it with
XXXX;

Basically you have to use expressions:

Search for: get_(.*)();
Replace with: 1();

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