[Alpine-info] Re: Replace-All
Beartooth at swva.net
Mon Jan 5 13:21:58 PST 2009
On Mon, 29 Dec 2008 20:00:30 -0800, Eduardo Chappa wrote:
> On Mon, 29 Dec 2008, Dan Mahoney, System Admin wrote:
> :) This may be a silly question, but why is it that when in the
> composer, :) if I want to do a replace-all, instead of it actually
> "replacing all", :) it does a one-by-one replace and prompts me every
> That's the design. Remember that the original design is for novices, and
> normally replacing all instantly may have unwanted consequences.
> However, I agree that there should be a way to override this behavior,
> at least on a case by case basis.
Unless I'm misremembering frequent and very recent experience,
the spellchecker (I took the default) does that : hitting "r" replaces
the present instance, while "R" replaces it and all following.
Couldn't pico do the same? (Does nano?)
Beartooth Staffwright, PhD, Neo-Redneck Linux Convert
Remember I know precious little of what I am talking about.
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