Find and replace in geany

The other day I wanted to do a find-and-replace in geany using a regex in the find. I wanted to turn something like this

Field name: value

into

Field name: value plus some more

Since geany supports regex searching, I decided it was time to find out how to do regex replacements too. The way it works, is that you put parentheses around each match that you want to be able to use in the replacement string, and then reference these replacements using backslash-number. So the find string becomes

^Field name: (.*)

and the replacement string becomes

Field name:  plus some more

That was too easy.

Posted Monday, February 18, 2019

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