Regexp backreferences

Asked by chrism on 2011-01-04

Hi,

I've tried as many of the standard ways of getting backreferences in find/replace regexp operations to work, but I can't seem to. has this been implemented and if so, what syntax should be used?

thanks!

Chris

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Mystilleef (mystilleef) said : #1

Use the Python syntax \1 \2 and so on. See the Python re documentation.

chrism (ubuntu-dirtchild) said : #2

thanks....

the python docs (http://docs.python.org/library/re.html) shed some light on this. Standard back refs (i.e. \1,...,\n) are acting odd and replacing for what looks like is in the clipboard. however, using the absolute notation:

\g<1>,...,\g<n>

works

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