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1160.Advanced search and replace -- How to change all word1 inside(or outside) bracket to word2?

User: Aaron -- 2013-12-15          << 1159  1161 >>
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Description:
I would like to change all occurrences of a word in text lines both inside and outside brackets as follows:

1. Change all WORD1 inside brackets only to WORD2
2. Change all WORD1 outside brackets only to WORD2

Input Sample:
input txt:
aaaaaaaa WORD1 bbbbbbbb cccccc (ddddddd WORD1 eeeee etc.)
Output Sample:
output case1:
aaaaaaaa WORD2 bbbbbbbb cccccc (ddddddd WORD1 eeeee etc.)

output case2:
aaaaaaaa WORD1 bbbbbbbb cccccc (ddddddd WORD2 eeeee etc.)
Answer:
Hint: You need to Download and install "Replace Pioneer" on windows platform to finish following steps.
To change all WORD1 inside bracket to WORD2:
1. ctrl-o open text file
2. ctrl-h open 'replace' dialogue
* set 'search for pattern' to:

* set 'replace with pattern' to:

3. click 'replace', done.

To change all WORD1 outside bracket to WORD2:
Same as above, except that change 'search for pattern' to:


Note: assume all brackets are appeared in pair with normal order, and no bracket is inside another pair of bracket, like (aaa(aaa)aaa)

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