I need help to remove a string



  • Hi.

    I have a file containing expressions like:

    (tstamp 0079956c-31f8-44a4-92be-90a7cd4470f3)

    That I need to delete from ( to ).

    Say, I want to replace:
    (tstamp
    until
    )
    by
    "" (nothing)

    (tstamp is, of course the ‘thing’ to look after.

    Could I have some help, please?

    Thanks
    SC



  • FIND = \(.*?\)
    REPLACE = empty (nothing)
    SEARCH MODE = regular expression



  • On re-reading, I saw a fine point I may have missed: if you only want to delete parenthesized items when it starts with (tstamp, then slight change:

    • FIND = \(tstamp.*?\)

    The rest remains the same.

    With this,

    (blah keep this) (tstamp blah blah) (blah keep this)
    

    will become

    (blah keep this)  (blah keep this)
    

    If you have more requirements (the paren must start at the beginning of the line and/or end at the end of the line, or other such modifications), those refined requirements can be met. However, you will need to be more explicit.

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