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Bug 82476 - Please package Regexxer
Summary: Please package Regexxer
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: distribution
Version: 8.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bill Nottingham
QA Contact: Brock Organ
Depends On: 82473
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-01-22 16:01 UTC by Ross Burton
Modified: 2014-03-17 02:33 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Enhancement
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Last Closed: 2003-01-22 21:38:23 UTC

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Description Ross Burton 2003-01-22 16:01:54 UTC
Regexxer is a very cool tool -- a GUI search/replace tool featuring Perl-style
regular expressions.

It will look at entire folders of files, finding regular expressions and doing
replacements, with a coloured graphical interface.

Comment 1 Havoc Pennington 2003-01-22 21:28:56 UTC
"has a GUI" does not mean "is a desktop application" ;-)

Use of the term "regex" (and need to type in regexes) pretty much excludes 
it from being a desktop feature, it's maybe a power user or admin tool.

Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2003-01-22 21:38:23 UTC
At this point, probably not; it's a little too much of a niche utility to be
part of the base OS.

Comment 3 Murray Cumming 2003-01-23 23:08:47 UTC
It's not just for regexes. It can do regular search/replace in a very friendly
way, though maybe it should have a "is a regex" checkbox to avoid confusion when
using special characters.

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