[TxMt] Re: How can I delete everything before a certain string...or a tab?

Hans-Jörg Bibiko bibiko at eva.mpg.de
Wed Jul 15 06:32:01 UTC 2015

Hi, regular expressions will be your friend:

> For example, how can I strip away the names of the states in this string and only keep he two character abbreviations?
> (In my file the state names and abbreviations are separated by a tab.)
> Alabama    AL
> Alaska    AK
> Arizona    AZ
> Arkansas    AR
> California    CA

search for:

and replace by ""

and press "Replace All"

> Also...how could I turn this string:
> AL
> AK
> AZ
> AR
> CA
> into: AL¶AK¶AZ¶AR¶CA

search for:

and replace by:

and press "Replace All"

Best, Hans

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