What is the wildcard symbol?

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What is the wildcard symbol?

Post by teresafm » Tue Mar 01, 2011 7:38 pm

Not sure if anyone is still around to see this, but if you are, I really need to find out what I use as the wildcard symbol. I want to delete the same block of text in about 50 html documents, but they all have a different state name in the title tag :) I'm sure it's simple, but I am only familiar with * or "." and neither of them work for me.

Thanks in advance!

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Re: What is the wildcard symbol?

Post by Abacre » Wed Mar 02, 2011 10:13 am

Go to Batch Replace tab.
check "Use Regular Expressions" option.
Go to Replace tab.
Select Remove action.
Set put your sample text into search for field.
Press Add to Batch button ("Plus" icon).
Go to Batch Replace tab.
Instead of changing text put .*

Go to menu Action - Options - Batch replace.
verify that modifier S is checked (for the case when changing text may take several lines).

That's all.

Backup your files before any actions.
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