Inconsistent regular expression behavior with Find/Replace

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Frank Ralf
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Inconsistent regular expression behavior with Find/Replace

Post by Frank Ralf » Tue Jun 17, 2014 6:00 pm


I've noticed that the regular expressions do behave differently in Find/Replace within a single file and Find/Replace in Files, most notably the behavior of a point "." As the "Dot matches all" option (Perl's /s modifier) is missing from Find/Replace in Files this makes quite cumbersome to write a regex which spans multiple lines in the source code.

Is there a workaround or do I have to use another editor for more complex regex find/replace operations across multiple files? It would be great, if Find/Replace in Files would provide the same options as the usual Find/Replace.

Kind regards,
Frank Ralf
parson AG