TextWrangler Reviews

Serch & Replace problem

Negative Review by Grapestain
about TextWrangler Oct 2012

I was unable to search and replace a Windows path containing double backslashes (\), because the application considered this as escaped backslash and was searching for one \ instead. Also searching for single \ was impossible therefore without escaping all of them.

Interpreting the given search term should be an optional setting on the search window, not an unchangeable default.

It is possible that there is a way to disable this behavior, but I wasn't able to find in the search window nor the Preferences. Even if there is an obscure way to set it in my normal work-flow i'd like to choose my preference for every search and replace i do on the fly like i change the scope and the search terms.

[Edited by Grapestain, October 13]

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