Regex-based matching and sustitution with nano?
I am aware of
nano‘s search and replace functionality, but is it capable of using regular expressions for matching and substitution (particularly substitutions that use a part of the match)? If so, can you provide some examples of the syntax used (both for matching and replacing)?
I cut my teeth on Perl-style regular expressions, but I’ve found that text editors will sometimes come up with their own syntax.
You need to add, or un-comment, the following entry in your global
nanorc file (on my machine, it was
Then fire up a new terminal and press CTRL + / and do your replacements which should now be regex-aware.
a to replace all occurrences:
Answered By – Bart Kiers