Escape Metacharacters when switching to RegEx

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hutchinsfairy
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Escape Metacharacters when switching to RegEx

Post by hutchinsfairy » Tue Apr 20, 2010 8:06 am

Would be nice if, when switching to to RegEx search from normal search, any meta characters already in the search bar are escaped.

void
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Re: Escape Metacharacters when switching to RegEx

Post by void » Tue Apr 27, 2010 11:07 am

Thanks for bringing this to my attention.

I will consider escaping and unescaping when Switch to and from regex.

I have also added escape command line search options when regex is enabled to my "Things to do" list.

hutchinsfairy
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Re: Escape Metacharacters when switching to RegEx

Post by hutchinsfairy » Wed May 05, 2010 11:11 am

Thanks! You are by far the most responsive developer I have pestered, and I pester a lot.
Mostly it's just the backslash itself which causes problems for me. I start to search for something in folder and then decide I need to use RegExp, necessitating going back to escape the path.

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