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Wildcards in search/replace

Postby franknbeans » Wed Sep 06, 2006 12:28 am

I'm sure there is an easypattern solution to this question but I am still working on determining how they work.

I want to take the following example string:

<br \><b>Expiration Date: </b>2006/03/05

and remove all instances of it, however, the dates are all different. So, is there some sort of filter such as:

find:
<br \><b>Expiration Date: </b>***/**/**

replace with:
<nothing>

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Postby DataMystic Support » Wed Sep 06, 2006 9:43 am

See the EasyPatterns reference in the help file.

<br \><b>Expiration Date: </b>[ 4 digits ]/[ 2 digits ]/[ 2 digits ]
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Postby franknbeans » Thu Sep 07, 2006 3:56 am

OK, thanks, I am starting to get the hang of this. During my evaluation, I have grown impressed with the power, speed and flexibility of TextPipe. I believe this may fit my needs very nicely once I upgrade. How does the Pro version handle under the pressure of filtering 500,000 to 1 million text files of about 12kb each? Or would it be wise to break them up in groups for memory purposes? I will be running it on a P4 with 1gb of RAM with XPPro.

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Postby DataMystic Support » Thu Sep 07, 2006 7:56 am

Thanks :-)

There is no need to break up your file list - TextPipe will handle this just fine.
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