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Replacing within Results

Sooner or later, you’ll do a Find and Replace (Edit > Find and Replace), but your search will yield far more results than what needs changing. Most everyone I’ve asked will open each file and carefully execute each replace. Everyone else uses fancy regular expressions to get exactly what they’re after, which can take longer than what you are about to learn how to do.

Suppose you have too many results from a search you’ve performed. Bring back the Find and Replace dialog by clicking the green arrow on the left of the Results panel. In the list of search results in the Results panel, Ctrl+Click (Command+Click) individual noncontiguous results, or Shift+Click once and then a second time to select all results between and including the ones you Shift+Clicked. Now choose Replace (I said Replace, not Replace All) in the Find and Replace dialog. The files that are modified get marked by a green dot to the left of the filenames in the Results panel. Just think of all the time you’ll save from this tip alone!


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