Replacing variable length file paths in a GEDCOM file
It’s actually old-spec, though.
It’s actually old-spec, though. Maybe let’s call it we-didn’t-read-spec.
I’m not so sure about that: Your original expression did pick up the total requirement. My “new and improved” one introduced the non-compliance (and my most recent is in essence the same as your original).
Your original expression did pick up the total requirement.
I think that might have been blind luck. :-)
It took long enough on a file with 4K lines but some of the files have 1million lines!!!
I am sorry to bud in, but I noticed that your question is about manually typing in replacement strings. Are you certain you want to do this for 1 million lines? Or is the number of lines starting with
1 FILEsmall enough to do the typing in a finite time span? Just curious.
@paul-wormer The replacement string is constant so it’s a one-time entry into the expression the guys have devised for me.