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Old 08-09-2009, 03:42 AM   #1
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where is kate's regexpression editor in 4.2?


Hi all,
In kde 3.5 Kate had a built in regular expression editor that I found extremely useful. It seems to have disappeared in kde 4.2 using kate 3.2.4. You can specify "Regular expr" in your Search & Replace window but there is no way of getting the wonderful regular expression editor that used to be part of kate. There was a Suse bug posted about it, Bug 201057, but it was claimed that the regexpr editor was "hidden" in the options drop down menu. Well it's really well hidden in the Debian version; so well hidden I can't find it.

Can anyone tell me how to get it back?
cheers,
jdk
 
Old 08-10-2009, 12:27 AM   #2
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The editor is not a built-in. It's actually an external tool called kregexpeditor, which can be called by kate or kwrite if it's installed on your system. Or at least it used to.

There does appear to be a kde4 version of the program, but it doesn't seem to be available as a separate package anymore (or yet?) on kde4. I couldn't find any clear information about it, but it looks like it might be provided by the kde-utils package. I'm unable to install it at this time to confirm though.
 
Old 08-10-2009, 04:20 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by David the H. View Post
The editor is not a built-in. It's actually an external tool called kregexpeditor, which can be called by kate or kwrite if it's installed on your system. Or at least it used to.

There does appear to be a kde4 version of the program, but it doesn't seem to be available as a separate package anymore (or yet?) on kde4. I couldn't find any clear information about it, but it looks like it might be provided by the kde-utils package. I'm unable to install it at this time to confirm though.
Thanks David. I looked for the file kregexpeditor on the Debian packages site and it only occurs as part of the package of the same name which is available only in Lenny, not Squeeze or Sid. So if it still exists it's going under another name.

I'll report back if I find anything.
Cheers,
jdk
 
Old 08-10-2009, 04:25 AM   #4
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This may explain things.
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Then there is kregexpedit, the good old regular expression editor, waiting for someone in playground/utils to pick it up again, as the person willing to do so before sadly has run out of time. Wonít be part of KDE 4.1 of course, but the luxury of being a programís developer is that you can still compile and run it yourself and do so from the bleeding edge all the time
This is the link:
http://frinring.wordpress.com/2008/0...-as-your-baby/
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jdk
 
  


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