Find and Replace Colon Between Numbers
I would like to do find and replace:
- Colon between numbers
- Dash between numbers
Matthew 22 verse 23 to 33
But it does not have impact to other word if it is not between numbers, example= God:
Please let me know, thank you in advance.
Matthew 22:23-33 God said: "Let-there-be-light" Score 15-17 Gen 1:1 Boring: text
Matthew 22 verse 23 to 33 God said: "Let-there-be-light" Score 15 to 17 Gen 1 verse 1 Boring: text
- search mode = regular expression
- find =
- replace =
(?1 verse )(?2 to )– yes, there are spaces around “verse” and “to” in that expression; copy-paste should work right
- find one or more digits,
- reset the search, so those digits aren’t included in the “match text”
- look for either
:(which will be called group 1) or
-(which will be called group 2)
- followed by another digit (but don’t keep this digit in the match, either
- replace group 1 (if any
:matched) with " verse " (including spaces)
- replace group 2 (if any
-matched) with " to " (including spaces)
Notice my example used counter-examples which don’t match, but might mistakenly do so with a less-than-ideal regex; this makes it much more clear whether the expression is working, or just seems to be working on the positive-match data.
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Peter, you could, even, have omitted the non-capturing group, giving :
Be aware, @yohanes-k, to click, exclusively, on the
Replace Allbutton ( Due to the
\Ksyntax, the step by step
Replacebutton does not work properly ! )
Oh, my bad ! Reading again my post, I just realize that I’m quite wrong and that the Peter’s solution is the right one !
Why ? because my search regex, in fact, is an alternative between the
2independent regexes :
Actually, the overall regex must be an alternative between the regexes
\d+\K-(?=\d+)which may be grouped with a ( non-capturing ) group syntax !
Now, in order to be more rigorous, we should mention the name of the Four Evangelists. This gives the following regex S/R :