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From: Allan Odgaard <>
Reply-To: TextMate users <>
Date: Friday, 20 September 2013 12:13
To: TextMate users <>
Subject: [TxMt] Re: Macro that uses find & replace

On 19 Sep 2013, at 15:00, Ross Ahmed wrote:

Is it possible to save a macro that uses the find & replace dialogue box?

Yes, the button you press in the dialog, while recording a macro, will cause the window’s current state to be saved (in the macro) with the action, as opposed to using something like Edit → Find → Find Next, which only put “findNext:” in the macro (using the current search string).

Lets say I want to save a macro that uses find & replace with a regular expression to surround any number with “". For example, the macro would replace any instances of “123" with **123. Is this possible?

  1. Edit → Macros → Toggle Recording
  2. Edit → Find → Find…
  3. In find dialog use:
    • Find: \d+
    • Replace: **$0**
    • ✓ Regular Expression
  4. Click “Replace All”
  5. Edit → Macros → Toggle Recording
  6. Edit → Macros → Save Macro…

When you save the macro, you can see how your actions got interpreted and can make minor edits to the property list in the bundle editor.

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