Regex matching two lines and results
iyx last edited by
Hi, I have simple regex matching two lines .+something.+youtu.+\n.+
which correctly matches first and subsequent line, but “Find All in Current Document” only shows the first line in results.
Is there some way to have both matched lines also in the results window?
guy038 last edited by
I suppose that you want every second line, following the line which matches, in the Find Result panel, for copying in an other file. If so, here is, below, a possible method. I suppose we are searching for the string WordA and for each line following this one :
Open the Mark dialog with the menu option Search > Mark…
In the Find what: box, type the regex
Click on the Mark All button
Note : This regex matches any entire line, containing the string WordA
Then, add the part
\K.*\R, in order to get the regex
^.*WordA.*\R\K.*\R, in the Find what: box
Again, click on the Mark All feature
Note : This second regex search first, as above, for any line containing the string WordA. Then, due to the
\Ksyntax the search position is reset and it, now, searches for the second complete line
Then, use the menu option Search > Bookmark > Copy Bookmarked lines
Paste all these bookmarked lines in a new tab
Et voilà !
So let’s imagine a test, with the original text, below :
WordA Line 2 Line 3 Line 4 123WordA Line 6 Line 7 WordA 789 Line 9 123WordA789 Line 11 Line 12 Line 13 Line 14 123WordA999 0000WordA999 WordA---Line 19 Line20---WordA Line 21 Line 22 ___WordA___ Line 24 Line 25 Line 26 End of Test ( WordA )
Just note 3 particularities :
The line 123WordA999 is followed by two blank lines
The consecutive lines 18, 19 and 20 contains, each, the string WordA
The last line, End of Test ( WordA ), is not followed by any line
After the two Mark actions, the bookmarked lines should be :
WordA Line 2 123WordA Line 6 WordA 789 Line 9 123WordA789 Line 11 123WordA999 0000WordA999 WordA---Line 19 Line20---WordA Line 21 ___WordA___ Line 24 End of Test ( WordA )
Remark : If your searching for, let’s say, the three strings WordA, WordB and WordC, in that order, just replace, in the regexes, above, the string WordA by the regex
iyx last edited by
Thanks a lot!!
(“Bookmark line” need to be checked, but that’s obvious)