I would like to find lines where there are 2x double spaces



  • Thanks.
    I use AkelPad as the editor
    and the pattern doesn’t work there … and not only there.

    ^\w+\s\s.+\s\s\w+$

    I thought I would see another solution here.
    $ at the end if \r or \n … in AkelPad they don’t work.

    For me AkelPad has an advantage over Notepad ++ and is therefore its slave.

    PS. I don’t know English, that’s why I make various mistakes.
    The translation of Notepad ++ into Polish also has a lot to be desired.
    Thank you again.



  • @guy038 said

    you want to find all the lines containing, at least, two strings containing, each, 2 consecutive space characters

    I think your regexes are correct, but your restatement of the problem makes my head hurt. Maybe by the nature of the problem it is hard to state it cleanly. :-)

    @Pan-Jan said:

    The translation of Notepad ++ into Polish also has a lot to be desired.

    Don’t complain about it, do something about it.
    Translations are user-provided.
    (The developers can’t be expected to be fluent in all possible languages)



  • Hi @@pan-jan,

    Ah… of course, the provided regexes work only with the Boost regex engine, implemented within Notepad++ !

    And I bet that specific regex syntaxes as \R ( line-break character(s) ) or the \G assertion won’t work with the Akelpad editor :-((

    Generally speaking, this forum is specifically devoted to Notepad++


    Now, you may download a portable X86 Notepad++ version, just for a test !

    • Download the latest N++ version from below :

    https://github.com/notepad-plus-plus/notepad-plus-plus/releases/download/v7.8.8/npp.7.8.8.bin.zip

    • Extract all its contents in any folder, even on your desktop

    • Double-click on the notepad++.exe file

    • Open your file ( Ctrl + O )

    • Open the Find dialog ( Ctrl + F )

    • Type in (?-s)^.+\x20{2}.+\x20{2}.+\R?    OR    (?-s)\x20{2}(?=.+\x20{2})|\G.+?\K\x20{2}, in the Find what: zone

    • Tick the Wrap around option

    • Select the Regular expression search mode

    • Click, repeatedly, on the Find Next button !

    Cheers,

    guy038



  • Hi, @alan-kilborn,

    Alan, what’s bugging you about my answer? Maybe I misspoke, in English !

    Don’t hesitate ! I’ll try to do my best to make things clear ;-))

    Cheers,

    guy038



  • Everything is OK.
    I don’t complain about anything, the translator explains it.
    I will translate from Polish to English and again into Polish.
    Then I’ll see what nonsense comes out to me.



  • Hi @pan-jan,

    Note that, in my short previous post, I was talking to @alan-kilborn, specifically !

    BR

    guy038



  • @guy038 said in I would like to find lines where there are 2x two spaces:

    Alan, what’s bugging you about my answer? Maybe I misspoke, in English !

    No worries.
    I was just thinking that, for all the times that we complain that a poster hasn’t provided a good explanation of their problem/need, that this one is really hard to state, IMO.

    Maybe:

    “Find lines where two space characters occur two times”

    Perhaps that’s not so bad, but the two occurrences of two feels strange.

    Maybe the thread title is the best way to express it.

    Anyway; rambling…your solution is fine, as I stated before.



  • Maybe the thread title is the best way to express it.
    And the title of the thread cannot be changed and is misleading.



  • Hi, @pan-jan,

    As a moderator, I succeeded to change the title of your initial post, as you wanted to but I could not re-insert the last two lines of your text because, on clicking on the Submit button, it always repeats that it considers this post as a spam :-( Sorry !

    BR

    guy038



  • this is it:
    Schowek02.jpg


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