Custom select combos from a txt file before a suffix



  • Hey guys

    I need help please to select or import some specific combos in a txt file ,The txt file is like

    testxx:textxx
    <------------>
    Test #1: 0
    Test #2: 3
    Test #3: 0
    <------------>
    test1:test1
    <------------>
    *********
    <------------>
    test22:test22
    <------------>
    *********
    <------------>
    testxx:testxx
    <------------>
    Test #1: 0
    Test #2: 1
    Test #3: 4
    <------------>
    

    Is there any solution to select or copy all combos before this suffix

    <------------>
    *********
    <------------>
    

    Like in the example file , i want to import these combos

    test1:test1
    test22:test22
    

    Thanks in advance



  • @D-Ream-Mena,

    Since you want to “select or copy”, I would recommend using the Search > Mark dialog. I made some assumptions about your data, which may or may not have been accurate.

    • Find What = (?-s)^.+(?=\R<------------>\R\Q*********\E\R<------------>)
      Assumption: It needs to find exactly one line before each of your three-line suffixes, and there are no other rules as to what that one line must or must not contain
    • Enable ☑ Bookmark Line
    • Search Mode = Regular expression
    • Mark all

    Now that the lines are bookmarked, you can use the Search > Bookmark > … sub-menu for doing things like copying bookmarked lines, or deleting all the lines that aren’t bookmarked, or what have you.
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  • @PeterJones said in Custom select combos from a txt file before a suffix:

    (?-s)^.+(?=\R<------------>\R\Q*********\E\R<------------>)

    you re a genius broo thank youuu its worked


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