Yutaka Emura

secox0 wrote:
I edit text files a lot, but often must find a certain string of 1 or more characters starting at some column position, or within a range of column positions.

Example: find ‘abc’ 10
which means find abc in columns 10-12.

Example: find ‘1’ 11 15
which means find 1 anywhere in columns 11 – 15.

Is this possible, or can this be added in the future ?


It is possible to replace in selection only, but there is no feature to only find a particular string in the selection. To replace a string in the selection, you can press CTRL + H to bring up the Replace dialog box, and then check “In the Selection Only” check box before replace something.