[OS X TeX] Re: [OT] TextWrangler multiple file replace

Alan Munn amunn at gmx.com
Mon Jul 26 00:10:56 EDT 2010

On Jul 25, 2010, at 4:31 PM, Nicola wrote:

> In article <00DF43B6-D7B9-4295-AEC7-55AA8375300E at gmx.com>,
> Alan Munn <amunn at gmx.com> wrote:
>> Sorry this is only vaguely on topic.  I have a bunch of text files
>> that I would like to do a global replace of the &,$, %  that need to
>> be escaped in LaTeX.  If open one of the files, and do the following
>> search using grep:
>> [&$%]
>> replace with
>> \\\&
>> It correctly finds instances of these characters and does the correct
>> replacement.
>> However, if I try the same search using the multi-file search, (also
>> using grep) it returns with "The pattern [&$%] was not found.", yet I
>> know there are instances in the files (since I can do the same search
>> on any single file.)
>> Can someone confirm this behaviour and/or tell me what I'm doing  
>> wrong?
> It works flawlessly for me. Most likely, you have checked Exclude
> Matches in Search > Multi-File Search > Options…. Less likely, you  
> have
> checked the wrong option under "Search in".

Actually it was a third problem: I had a "Current Criteria" filter in  
use that I was unaware of.  This was looking for only .pl files within  
my open files, but since none of my open files was a .pl file, it  
found nothing.

Thanks to everyone who gave suggestions on this.


Alan Munn
amunn at gmx.com

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