Search line without ending tag
I’m very bad in regex, can someone tell me, how i can find lines with next problem.
I have xml document with a lot of info for tax system. Some files generated with errors, closing tag goin to the next line, and i need to find this cases.
And one more problem, there can be spaces or tabs, before beggining tag.
Need to find cases like <TypePost>Main *and here closing tag going to the next line
<Post>Manager</Post> <subdivision><Marketing</subdivision> <TypePost>Main </TypePost>
Ekopalypse last edited by Ekopalypse
\Rdenotes line endings and
\hstands for horizontal spaces which can be spaces or tabs.
So this in mind you might consider
@Ekopalypse TY, working.
But, i’m sorry) I forgot one moment.
What if here can be any tag and text?
Something like this, need to find line UsersC and UUID and some other different names.
<UsersC>21 </UsersC> <UUID>be9a1528-9a/6/0/-4917-8857-12896a7693de</UUID> <Date>2020-01-20</Date> <UUID>7f8e38ab-ceba-45c5-ab34-834b61bad840 </UUID>
Ekopalypse last edited by
if your data is consistent then something like this
might do it.
So we are looking for
- a tag
<(\w+>)(a less sign followed by any word followed by a greater sign
- followed by any text
- followed by a end of line char
- followed by horizontal spaces
- followed by the start of a closing tag
</followed by what was found in the starting tag
- a tag
@Ekopalypse amazing, it’s working very well))
Thank you very much and thank u for description of the process.
guy038 last edited by guy038
Hello, @alex-mesch, @ekopalypse and All,
A second possibility, derived from @ekopalypse’s solution, would be :
Open the Replace dialog (
Ctrl + H)
Now, choice :
To tick the
Wrap aroundoption if you want to process the S/R on the whole file, from beginning to end
To untick the
Wrap aroundoption to process the S/R, from current location to the end of the file
To do a normal selection of text first and then, tick the
Regular expressionsearch mode
Click, exclusively on the
Replace Alloption, whatever your choice !
Due to the
\Ksyntax, inside this regex, the search process works correctly, but the “step by step” replacement, with the
Replacebutton, is not functional :-(
The search regex looks for a line-break, possibly followed with some blank characters (
space), ONLY IF :
It is preceded with
<, then a name tag
\w+, stored as group
1, because embedded in parentheses, then
>and any subsequent character(s)
0, till the line-break
It is followed with the same ending tag
</...>, due to the positive look-ahead structure
\1syntax which represents the name tag
As the replacement zone is
empty, the EOL, and the possible blank chars, are simply deleted !
Tomorrow I will study how it works) Very hard for my brain)
guy038 last edited by
To begin with, click on the link, below :