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Pe: Save your search-and-replace operations

Contributed by: Scot Hacker
This tip is valid for: Both BeOS and Haiku

If there are search and replace strings you find yourself having to run repeatedly, Pe can remember them so you never have to type them in again. Pull down Window | Preferences | Grep Patterns and add a new search and replace operation (with or without regular expressions).

Give your pattern a memorable name, click Apply, then re-open the Find dialog. To the left of the Find field is a Find button. Click the Find button, and all of your named patterns wil appear on a context menu. Select one, and the pattern you just entered in Preferences will pre-fill the Find and Replace fields.

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