What happened to the documented Remove all filter ?

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What happened to the documented Remove all filter ?

Postby DFH » Sat Dec 29, 2007 8:33 pm

A Remove all filter is described in the Help file as follows:
This filter removes all text.

It is useful in two main situations

1. Inside a subfilter, it prevents any of the subfiltered text from re-entering the text stream. So you could restrict to lines matching a pattern, output the matching lines to a new file, and then remove them.

2. To remove all of the text of a file, then use an Add Header filter with the @fullInputFilename macro to obtain the name of the file.
However, there seems to be no such filter in TextPipe Standard (7.9.5). What happened to it?

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Still waiting for response from DataMystic Support

Postby DFH » Tue Jan 08, 2008 1:39 am

I am anxious to receive a response on this question. :?:

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Postby DataMystic Support » Tue Jan 08, 2008 7:56 pm

You're right - the Remove All filter is in TextPipe Pro only. We will update the help file to reflect this.

You can achieve the same result (but not as fast) using a perl pattern search pattern of
.*?
replace with nothing.
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