- April 9, 2018 at 10:48 am #22956
I have a Greek text with some English words and I want to filter the lines which begin with capital letter, how would I do that?
For example, in Find/Replace I would do
with Match Case and Use Regular Expressions checked.
but if I select Regex in the filter the \n bit does not work.April 9, 2018 at 12:37 pm #22957
Provided I didn’t mess up, the following should do
^start of string (i.e. line)
followed by a character within
followed by any character (except newlines)
occurring zero or more times
$end of string (i.e. line)
Let me know if it does or doesn’t work.
PS The full syntax would be
/^[Α-ΩA-Z].*$/gmApril 10, 2018 at 12:53 am #22959
This did it for me
(I had to add “Ά-Ώ” so that it would get capitals with accents too)
Is there a way to show the number of lines filtered?April 10, 2018 at 5:11 am #22960
Regarding the number of lines filtered:
Use the “Word Count” plugin (Tools → Plug-ins → 9 WordCount)
Word count shows the total number of “Lines” and the “View Lines”, with the View Lines corresponding to the number of filtered lines.
Hit ctrl+a to select all.
The status bar in the bottom right corner will then show the number of selected lines.April 10, 2018 at 6:36 am #22961
Option 1: Takes ages to load…
Option 2: always shows the total number of lines for FULL fileApril 10, 2018 at 10:27 am #22964
As in the image:
Hit ctrl+a to select all lines, then the bottom right indicator shows the number of selected lines and the total number of lines.
Option 2 is fast in my case. There is one downside that Option 2 does add the last line to the count if it is blank.
PS Regarding option 1:
Yes, sadly sluggish performance is the case for large files.April 10, 2018 at 10:47 am #22970
I am working with a 500.000 lines file and Option 2 apparently works (in my case does not work at all, see screen) if “Word Count” plugin is active, which means… very slow performance. It was dead slow even with a 30.000 lines file.April 13, 2018 at 11:33 am #23016
Hi Patrick C,
Regarding Option 2, I am not sure what you mean by “There is one downside that Option 2 does add the last line to the count if it is blank.”
Can you please clarify this sentence?April 14, 2018 at 5:07 am #23021
I’ve now noticed, that word count does the same thing but the other way round.
What I basically meant is as follows:
Case where the last line is not blank:
Results in ctrl-a finding 13+1 = 14 lines instead of 13; Word count finds 13 view lines
Case where the last line is blank:
Results in ctrl-a finding 13 lines; interestingly Word count finds 14 view lines
April 14, 2018 at 4:26 pm #23025
I fixed the issue with the number of selected lines incorrectly displayed in the status bar and the Word Count plug-in.
I also optimized the Word Count plug-in for speed, but if you need to speed up the plug-in, you might want to remove unnecessary queries such as Widths.
Also, queries using regular expressions can take much longer time than others, so should be removed if unnecessary.
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