TextWrangler grep {4} basic problem

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by sam452, May 11, 2011.

  1. sam452 macrumors newbie

    May 11, 2011
    I learn things by taking a problem I have and using a new thing as practice.

    GREP is the current thing to learn. I have a .txt file with a list of Apple file paths so there are a lot of colons. Specifically, I want to copy everything after the fourth colon to the end of the sentence. Then eventually paste that and paste it again after the find putting a tab character in between. I'm stuck on finding.

    Setting the 'grep' option in TW's find/change dialog, I try out this:


    Beeps, so I try it without the end of line character. Beeps again, so I change the numbers, still beeps. Only when I leave the colon by itself does it find all the lines with a colon. That doesn't help me. So I'm doing something wrong with the number character. What am I overlooking? thanx, sam:eek:
  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5


    Jun 6, 2003
    Solon, OH

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