"Replace with:" includes a "\"

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"Replace with:" includes a "\"

Post by mcharbonneau » Thu Feb 24, 2005 3:15 am

Hi, this is simple.

I'm trying to replace all periods (.) with (\.).

Using Batch Replace I use:
Search for: \.
Replace with: \\.

This doesn't work.

Thank you.

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Post by Abacre » Fri Feb 25, 2005 12:38 pm

Hi Marc,

At first I have been trapped in the same way like you.
So: go to main menu - Action - Batch Replace and uncheck "Replace in
file names" option.

Furthermore I tested and the program works perfectly with your pair:
Search for: \.
Replace with: \\.
But "Use regular expressions" should be ON.

and you can make it the simpler:

uncheck "Use regular expressions"
then use:
Search for: .
Replace with: \.

That's all.
Kind regards,
Abacre Limited

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