deplace a block to an other place





  • I know there’s no such word as “deplace”. Based on the text in the post, “i would copy all this noscript block to another place in the same html file”, I understood that @kat75 wanted to copy text from one place in a document (leaving it there), and also paste it to a second place in the same document. My post described the steps necessary to semi-manually do it, with automatically selecting the source text.

    For example, I am assuming @kat75 wanted to take a file like

    <noscript class"text" lang=“example”>
    line1
    line2
    line3
    line4
    </noscript>
    
    ... lots of document ...
    
    <pre>
    -=-=-= REPLACE THIS SPECIFIC LINE WITH WHATEVER WAS IN THE EXAMPLE NOSCRIPT =-=-=-
    </pre>
    

    and replace it with

    <noscript class"text" lang=“example”>
    line1
    line2
    line3
    line4
    </noscript>
    
    ... lots of document ...
    
    <pre>
    line1
    line2
    line3
    line4
    </pre>
    

    This could be done manually as I described before (using the previous FIND string, manually copying, manually moving the cursor, and manually pasting).

    Or, as I added, it could be done with a Search and Replace, which I didn’t supply at the time. I was hoping @kat75 would chime in with more details, so I wouldn’t spend more time on a solution to my interpretation of the problem, without further input…

    But since you seem to think NPP is not capable of this task, when it is: Using my new example file above, my interpretation of the resultant file desired would be

    <noscript class"text" lang=“example”>
    line1
    line2
    line3
    line4
    </noscript>
    
    ... lots of document ...
    
    <pre>
    line1
    line2
    line3
    line4
    </pre>
    

    This can be accomplished in Notepad++ using a search-and-replace:

    • Find What: (<noscript.*?>\s*)(.*?)(\s*</noscript>.*)(^-=-=-= REPLACE THIS SPECIFIC LINE WITH WHATEVER WAS IN THE EXAMPLE NOSCRIPT =-=-=-$)
    • Replace with: $1$2$3$2
    • ☑ Regular Expression and ☑ . matches newline
    • REPLACE

    If, instead, @kat75 wanted the entire noscript, including the opening and closing tags, a simple modification will do the trick:

    • Find What: (<noscript.*?>.*?</noscript>)(.*)(^-=-=-= REPLACE THIS SPECIFIC LINE WITH WHATEVER WAS IN THE EXAMPLE NOSCRIPT =-=-=-$)
    • Replace with: $1$2$1
    • ☑ Regular Expression and ☑ . matches newline
    • REPLACE

    which would result in

    <noscript class"text" lang=“example”>
    line1
    line2
    line3
    line4
    </noscript>
    
    ... lots of document ...
    
    <pre>
    <noscript class"text" lang=“example”>
    line1
    line2
    line3
    line4
    </noscript>
    </pre>
    

    If @kat75 wants the noscript contents or the full pair to be able to go after the indicated line rather than replacing it:

    <noscript class"text" lang=“example”>
    line1
    line2
    line3
    line4
    </noscript>
    
    ... lots of document ...
    
    <pre>
    -=-=-= INSERT TEXT AFTER THIS LINE =-=-=-
    </pre>
    

    Then to get the contents without the tags, use:

    • Find What = (<noscript.*?>\s*)(.*?)(\s*</noscript>.*)(^-=-=-= INSERT TEXT AFTER THIS LINE =-=-=-$)
    • Replace With = $1$2$3$4\r\n$2

    or to include the noscript tags as well:

    • Find What = (<noscript.*?>.*?</noscript>)(.*)(^-=-=-= INSERT TEXT AFTER THIS LINE =-=-=-$)
    • Replace With = $1$2$3\r\n$1

    If none of these accomplish what @kat75 wants, then @kat75 needs to chime in with example “before” and “after” text, so that we don’t have to guess.

    (And I’m sure @guy038 would be able to improve on my regex…)
    [edit: added paragraph break]



  • @PeterJones

    How did you make the little checkboxes in text? That’s pretty cool. I’ve read about some of the markdown used on this forum, but not all of it is clear to me. Not that I’m saying the checked-checkboxes are markdown…

    I’m talking about this:
    ☑ Regular Expression

    How would one do an empty checkbox as well as a checked one?

    Thanks!



  • Copy/paste. :-) I have an always-open scratchpad in NPP that includes some often-used characters:

    Checkboxes: `☐ ☑ ☒ ✓ ✗`
    

    Windows’ charmap.exe > Character Set: Unicode > Group By: Unicode Subrange > Symbols & Dingbats has the checkboxes in the first row when I’m using Font: DejaVu Sans Mono.

    I also like using http://www.fileformat.info/info/unicode/char/search.htm to find Unicode characters by name or idea (like “arrow” or “box” or “check”). (I’ve actually got it as one of my custom search engines in Firefox, with the keyword “unicode”, so I just have to type “unicode ballot box” in my address bar to get http://www.fileformat.info/info/unicode/char/search.htm?q=ballot+box&preview=entity.



  • hello all
    a lot of thanks for your answer
    i am french and not perfectly fluent in english
    thanks peterjones
    i have tried
    Find What = (<noscript.?>.?</noscript>)(.*)(^-=-=-= INSERT TEXT AFTER THIS LINE =-=-=-$)
    Replace With = $1$2$3\r\n$1

    my files are like this

    1.html
    <noscript class"text" lang=“example”>
    line1
    line2
    line3
    line4
    </noscript>
    some text…
    etc…
    etc
    <img… and …style=“display:none;”></div>

    2.html
    <noscript class"text" lang=“otherexample”>
    otherline1
    otherline2
    otherline3
    otherline4
    </noscript>
    othersome text…
    etc…
    etc etc
    <img… other and …style=“display:none;”></div>

    i would to move (to move = déplacer in french) in each file all this <noscript… tag with the tag (generally inside there are 4 lines… can be 5)) i would to move it in each page just after style=“display:none;”></div>
    and i would to do this for more than 400 files in knowing that all my noscript are differents in each page
    warning; in each file i have 2 noscript tag one is just <noscript> the other is like <noscript class"text" lang=“example”>
    its this second that i would to move

    not easy :-)



  • What you said you tried for the search/replace didn’t quite match my examples, but that’s okay. I will customize it based on what you’ve given me:

    • Find = (<noscript[^>]*?class=*["“][^"“”]*?["”][^>]*?lang=["“][^"“”]*?["”]>.*?</noscript>\R*)(.*?)(<img[^>]*?style=["“]display:none;["”]></div>)
    • Replace = $2$3\r\n$1
    • Assumptions/Changes
      • I used [>]*? to include various unknown attributes, assuming they don’t contain a >: if they do, this won’t work
      • I used expressions that were ambivalent about smart quotes “” and normal quotes "", because you switched back and forth. Personally, I doubt there are actual smart quotes for the attributes in your HTML, but this allows my expression to work on exactly the text that you put in your examples, or on text that I think is well-formed HTML
      • Similary, I used class=* to allow class="text" or class"text", because I believe class"text" is invalid HTML, but I wanted the expression to work on your example text, just in case you are processing invalid HTML.
      • I allowed anything (or, rather, any non-quote character) inside the class="text" and lang="example", so it’s not restricted to exactly text or example: I saw you had example and otherexample, so I wanted to make sure that text and othertext would both work, too.
      • Since there is a language barrier, I am assuming by “to move = déplacer” you mean "move it, completely deleting the block from the beginning, and instead putting it after the <img display:none;">...</div>"

    So that should work manually on the two example files you gave me: when I copy/pasted from your post into two files, then ran the exact FIND and REPLACE listed above once per file, it successfully found the noscript and moved it after the img.

    HOWEVER (and this is a big “however”), that won’t be fun for hundreds of files. I tried having NPP open with just the two example files, then I used the Replace All in All Opened Documents option, and it replaced it in both files. Then I copied the originals so I had 100 files, and I opened them ALL in Notepad++, and the “Replace All in ALl Opened Documents” still did what I wanted. So it might work if you just open all 400 hundred files, though there’s no guarantee: I might do it in smaller groups of 50-100 files, depending on how large your files are.

    If you are going to be frequently making changes like this, but the rules are changing, I highly recommend learning a scripting language: I would have done this from the command line with Perl; many others here would have used Python or Lua. The benefit of the latter two is that there are plugins for automating Notepad++ using the Python Script Plugin or the LuaScript Plugin. @Claudia-Frank could proably write the Python Script to open each of the 400 files, apply my regex, and save and close them without much difficulty. Unfortunately, I am not a Python expert, so it would take me hours more than I have available to muddle through it. (It may even be that @go2to’s ecobyte-link provides such a scripting language, or a simple interface for applying a particular regex to a multitude of files.)



  • a great thanks peterjones
    perhaps the solution for me will be to joint each file x2 then remove the lines i dont want

    in dos do you know how to join in one command each file of a directoty with itself
    for one file its easy
    copy name.htm +name.htm d:\temp\name.htm

    time to sleep for me i shall search for this tomorrow
    *do you know this french free texteditor http://www.gbesoft.fr/gbepad.php
    its not bad, i use it in association wth notepad++



  • A script could look like this, so if you are interested in
    a python script solution let me know and we can work it out.

    # -*- coding: utf-8 -*-
    
    import os
    FIND_WHAT = u'FIND_WHAT_REGULAR_EXPRESSION'
    REPLACE_WITH = u'REPLACE_WITH_EXPRESSION'
    
    DIRECTORY_OF_FILES = u'THE_DIRECTORY'   # like c:\\temp\\directory - doublebackslash needed
    
    os.chdir(DIRECTORY_OF_FILES)
    list_of_files = [x for x in os.listdir('.') if x.endswith('.html')]
    for file in list_of_files:
        notepad.open(file)
        editor.rereplace(FIND_WHAT, REPLACE_WITH)
        notepad.save()
        notepad.close()
    

    This script looks for html files in a defined directory.
    If your files are under certain different subdirectories we need to modify the code.

    Cheers
    Claudia



  • Hi, @kat75,

    Here is my contribution, to your problem ;-)

    Let’s suppose you have two files 1.html and 2.html, as below :

    <!-- 1.html -->
    Some text
    before the
    "noscript" tag
    <noscript class"text" lang="example">
    line1
    line2
    line3
    line4
    </noscript>
    bla
    bla
    bla
    blah
    <img… and …style="display:none;"></div>
    And some text,
    located after
    ............
    <noscript>
    ............
    

    and

    <!-- 2.html -->
    bla
    bla
    <noscript>
    bla
    
    <noscript class"text" lang="otherexample">
    Other line1
    Other line2
    Other line3
    Other line4
    Other line5
    </noscript>
    Other text…
    etc…
    etc…
    etc…
    <img… other and …style="display:none;"></div>
    Other Text
    ..........
    till the END of the file
    
    • Move back, at the very beginning of current file ( Ctrl + Origin )

    • Open the Replace dialog ( Ctrl + H )

    • Select the Regular expression search mode

    • In the Search what: box, type in the regex (?s)(<noscript class.+?</noscript>\R)(.+?style="display:none;"></div>\R)

    • In the Replace with: box, type in the regex \2\1

    • Click on the Replace All button

    => Your two html files should be modified, as below :

    <!-- 1.html -->
    Some text
    before the
    "noscript" tag
    bla
    bla
    bla
    blah
    <img… and …style="display:none;"></div>
    <noscript class"text" lang="example">
    line1
    line2
    line3
    line4
    </noscript>
    And some text,
    located after
    ............
    <noscript>
    ............
    

    and

    <!-- 2.html -->
    bla
    bla
    <noscript>
    bla
    
    Other text…
    etc…
    etc…
    etc…
    <img… other and …style="display:none;"></div>
    <noscript class"text" lang="otherexample">
    Other line1
    Other line2
    Other line3
    Other line4
    Other line5
    </noscript>
    Other Text
    ..........
    till the END of the file
    

    I do hope that it’s the kind of Search/Replacement what you expect to !


    Notes :

    • I suppose that the ending tag </noscript> ends the current line, in your html files

    • I suppose the the text <img………style="display:none;"></div> ends the current line, too

    • As usual, the (?s) modifier means that a dot regex character represents any single character ( Standard or EOL chars )

    • Then, the part <noscript class.+?</noscript>\R looks for any complete individual noscript block ( Note that the form .+? stands for the smallest non-null range of characters, between the two strings <noscript class and </noscript> )

    • This noscript block, with the final EOL characters ( \R ), is stored as group 1, due to the enclosed parentheses

    • Finally the part .+?style="display:none;"></div>\R searches for the smallest range of characters till the string style=“display:none;”></div>

    • Again, this block of lines, with the final EOL characters ( \R ), is stored as group 2, due to the enclosed parentheses

    • In replacement, we just rewrite these two groups, in a reverse order ! ( \2\1 )


    Remarks :

    • As previously said, for 400 files about, you should use the Replace in Files feature ( Ctrl + Shift + F )

    • Group all your html files, which have to be modified, in a particular folder

    • Do a BACKUP of this folder ( One never knows ! )

    • Fill up the Filters and Directory boxes, too

    • Click on the Replace in Files button, to perform a global replacement, on all your files

    • IMPORTANT : Do NOT use the v7.4 or v7.4.1 version of N++. Indeed, with these last versions, there a bug, when multiple S/R are performed : a part of the files scanned are not changed -:((( Refer to :

    https://notepad-plus-plus.org/community/topic/13865/replace-all-in-all-open-documents-problem-in-7-4-1/1

    Cheers,

    guy038



  • hello
    just awake
    thanks peter, claudia and guy
    guy its magic, seems to work fine, i didnt thank that it was so easily possible
    i must know how it works and donwload a previous version of notepad++ i have v7.41
    really fantastic
    a great thanks



  • @kat75 Guy often performs magic with Regular Expressions. :) And I believe he speaks French also.

    A good starting point for Regular Expressions is http://www.regular-expressions.info/



  • thanks glen for the link
    i shall try to learn regular expressions, there are really possibilities



  • hello
    i have a question
    i am trying to understand how what has given to me guy works
    (?s)(<noscript class.+?</noscript>\R)(.+?style=“display:none;”></div>\R)

    if i try to get an other sequence between a a tag by example… i got nothing! what is wrong?

    (?s)(<a href.+?</a>\R)

    with an img tag it doesnt take the first “> why? :-) thanks
    (?s)(<img class.+?”>\R)



  • @kat75

    without having the data we cannot say for sure what went wrong.
    So, in theory, the hyperlink regex would match everyhting within the tag if
    closing tags is directly followed by an eol char (no space)
    and the image regex would match starting with <img class followed by
    anything until ”> appears, followed directly by an eol char.

    Cheers
    Claudia



  • at the end it must be a eol character, ok i understand now



  • i would to say thanks to all, i have well succeed to move my block and begin to understand a bit notepad++
    is there a way to send private messages on notepad community, i dont find how



  • Hello
    do you think that its possible to move a block not to the bottom but to the top?
    i dont succeed
    i mean that in this example, how to move <img etc… and …style=“display:none;”></div> just before <noscript class"text" lang=“example”>

    1.html
    <noscript class"text" lang=“example”>
    line1
    line2
    line3
    line4
    </noscript>
    some text…
    etc…
    etc
    <img… and …style=“display:none;”></div>

    2.html
    <noscript class"text" lang=“otherexample”>
    otherline1
    otherline2
    otherline3
    otherline4
    </noscript>
    othersome text…
    etc…
    etc etc
    <img… other and …style=“display:none;”></div>



  • Hello, @pouemes44, and All,

    Here is, below, the general method in order to switch two consecutive blocks of text, separated, or not, by some stuff text

    So let’s start with the example text, below :

    bla
    bla
    bla
    Block 1
    of
    some
    text
    End block
    bla bla
    bla bla
    bla bla
    bla bla
    Block 2
    with some
    other text
    End block
    bla bla bla
    bla bla bla
    bla bla bla
    

    To correctly determine the limits of your block of text, whatever it is, you, necessarily, need to know :

    • The location of the beginning of your block. In our example, I suppose that it’s the regex ^Block \d+

    • The location of the end of your block. In our case, I suppose it’s the string End block

    IMPORTANT : In our example, the second block has the same limits as Block 1, but it could, perfectly, have some other limit definitions !

    So, from the above definitions, we can build the regex S/R, below :

    SEARCH (?s)(^Block \d+.+?End block)(.*?)(^Block \d+.+?End block)

    REPLACE \3\2\1

    Notes :

    • The leading (?s) modifier means that the special dot character represents, absolutely, any single character. Now :

    • The first part, (^Block \d+.+?End block, represents a complete individual block of text, stored as group 1

    • The third part, (^Block \d+.+?End block), stands, again, for an other complete block of text, stored as group 3

    • The middle part, (.*?), is the shortest range, even empty, of any character, between these two consecutive blocks of text

    • In replacement, we just switch the group 1 and 3, with group 2 standing as a pivot

    And, after a click on the Replace All button, you should get the expected text , below :

    bla
    bla
    bla
    Block 2
    with some
    other text
    End block
    bla bla
    bla bla
    bla bla
    bla bla
    Block 1
    of
    some
    text
    End block
    bla bla bla
    bla bla bla
    bla bla bla
    

    Just note that, if the two blocks are strictly consecutive, without the bla bla lines, as below :

    bla
    bla
    bla
    Block 1
    of
    some
    text
    End block
    Block 2
    with some
    other text
    End block
    bla bla bla
    bla bla bla
    bla bla bla
    

    We still get the correct modified text :

    bla
    bla
    bla
    Block 2
    with some
    other text
    End block
    Block 1
    of
    some
    text
    End block
    bla bla bla
    bla bla bla
    bla bla bla
    

    Now, Pouemes44, let’s apply this general method to your particular problem :

    The general template, of your first block, is :

    <noscript......
    ......
    ......
    ......
    ......
    </noscript>
    

    The general template, of your second block, is :

    <img.........
    .......
    .......
    .......
    style="display:none;"></div>
    

    Therefore, the corresponding regex S/R, in your case, is, obviously :

    SEARCH (?s)(^<noscript.+?</noscript>)(.*?)(^<img.+?style="display:none;"></div>)

    REPLACE \3\2\1

    So, considering your example, below :

    1.html
    <noscript class"text" lang="example">
    line1
    line2
    line3
    line4
    </noscript>
    some text…
    etc…
    etc
    <img… and …style="display:none;"></div>
    
    2.html
    <noscript class"text" lang="otherexample">
    otherline1
    otherline2
    otherline3
    otherline4
    </noscript>
    othersome text…
    etc…
    etc etc
    <img… other and …style="display:none;"></div>
    

    After performing the above S/R, you’ll get the modified text, as expected to :

    1.html
    <img… and …style="display:none;"></div>
    some text…
    etc…
    etc
    <noscript class"text" lang="example">
    line1
    line2
    line3
    line4
    </noscript>
    
    2.html
    <img… other and …style="display:none;"></div>
    othersome text…
    etc…
    etc etc
    <noscript class"text" lang="otherexample">
    otherline1
    otherline2
    otherline3
    otherline4
    </noscript>
    

    Et voilà !!

    Best Regards,

    guy038

    P.S. : Beware that, on our NodeBB site, text, containing starting and ending usual simple and double quotes, are changed into their Unicode equivalents, below :

    • Starting simple quote , of Unicode code-point \x{2018}, instead of the single quote sign ' ( x{0027 )

    • Ending simple quote , of Unicode code-point \x{2019}, instead of the single quote sign ' ( x{0027 )

    • Starting double quote , of Unicode code-point \x{201C}, instead of the double quote sign " ( x{0022 )

    • Ending double quote , of Unicode code-point \x{201D}, instead of the double quote sign " ( x{0022 )

    Notes :

    • For ANSI encoded texts, to avoid the nasty message Find: Invalid regular expression, the **correct regex syntaxes are, respectively, \x91, \x92, \x93 and \x94

    BTW :

    • Remember that the \x{####} regex syntax can be used :

      • For search of a true ASCII character, between \x{0000} and \x{007F}, in ANSI encoded files

      • For search of any Unicode character, between \x{0000} and \x{FFFF}, in UNICODE encoded files

    • Remember that the \x{##} regex syntax can be used :

      • For search of a true ASCII character, between \x{00} and \x{7F}, in ANSI encoded files

      • For search of any Unicode character, between \x{00} and \x{FF}, in UNICODE encoded files

    • To end with, remember that the \x## regex syntax can be used :

      • For search of any Unicode character, between \x00 and \xFF, either, in UNICODE or ANSI encoded files


  • a great thanks guy
    that was this part (.*?) i missed



  • i have an other question
    if i search (?s)(<h1.+?</h1>\R) i got a result in my file

    but if i search (?s)(<a.+?</a>\R) to get <a href=“mypage.htm” title=page">page</a> i got nothing why? what is wrong?


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