Yes, that reformatting is easy to achieve with a replace all.As non regular expression replace all:
Find what: '
Replace with: '^p
That's simple, but has a disadvantage. This replace inserts one more DOS/Windows line termination even If there is already a line termination after '
.As UltraEdit regular expression replace all:
Find what: '^([~^r^n]^)
Replace with: '^p^1
That's better than above because it does not insert carriage return (CR) and line-feed (LF) after '
if there is already a newline character after '
But it has also 2 disadvantages: If there is ''
in file, it inserts CR+LF only between the two ''
, but none after '
. And it does not append CR+LF to end of file if the file ends with '
.As Perl regular expression replace all:
Find what: '(?![\r\n])
Replace with: '\r\n
This expression has no disadvantages. It works always for inserting CR+LF after each '
where next character is whether a carriage return nor a line-feed which results in even appending CR+LF at end of file if there is none and file ends with '
as last character.
The Perl regular expression replace all can be recorded into a macro which has a hotkey assigned for quick execution by key and which is stored into a macro file (with other macros) being configured for automatic load on startup of UltraEdit for being available immediately after starting UltraEdit.
The UltraEdit macro code:
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Find MatchCase RegExp "'(?![\r\n])"
Replace All "'\r\n"
But is also possible to write an UltraEdit script with the code below which is added to the Script List
with a hotkey assigned to the script for quick execution at any time.
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if (UltraEdit.document.length > 0) // Is any file opened?
// Define environment for this script.
var nLine = UltraEdit.activeDocument.currentLineNum;
var nColumn = UltraEdit.activeDocument.currentColumnNum;
// Move caret to top of the active file.
// Define the options for Perl regular expression replace all.
The script restores position of caret in active file if the Perl regular expression replace all has not inserted anywhere CR+LF.