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Re: mcedit

Subject: Re: mcedit
From: wwp
Date: Wed, 10 Mar 2010 18:23:09 +0100
Hello Ben,

On Wed, 10 Mar 2010 09:01:36 -0700 Ben <[email protected]> wrote:

> I use mcedit constantly, running it on an OS X 10.5.8 terminal to
> numerous remote redhat 9 linux machines from within mc, and on
> occasion invoked as mcedit (which I presume, as per the docs, is just
> mc -e.).
> On occasion, I run into a file with ^M at the end of a line in MCEDIT.
> I can delete these one at a time if I position the cursor right on them.
> I have tried many things to attempt and use the F4 global search and
> replace, but nothing seems to work in the first field, the search
> field. I would leave the replace field empty, because I want them
> gone.
> Regular expressions - no. ^M, no. The format string replace... I don't
> even understand HOW you would use that to find a control character.
> %015, no. \015, no. \r, no. %13, no. %0D, no. 0x0D, no. [^M], no.
> There's a [^] field at the end of the line, but I can't seem to get to
> it with tab, and the mouse flat out does nothing in an mcedit pane.
> I've been to the documentation (hah!) and I've searched using Google. Nothing.
> I know I can use sed, etc., to do this, but I don't always have
> execute privileges in the directories I'm working in, because I'm in
> remotely via SSH in one pane - the filesystem is remote.
> Could someone take pity on me and tell me how it's supposed to work?

You can use \n and make sure you check the regular expression widget.
At least it works w/ 4.7.1, even if mcedit completely freezes when you
choose "All" in the confirm replace dialog.


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