Converting space- to tab-delimited
alex at tweedly.net
Mon Feb 28 13:20:34 CST 2005
Gregory Lypny wrote:
> I would greatly appreciated your help with choosing the regular
> expression I need to use in replaceText in order to convert a text
> file from space delimited to tab delimited when the number of spaces
> between words is not constant.
> Here's an example of one line of input data.
> word1 [3 spaces] word2 [5 spaces] word3 [2 spaces] cr
> I'd like to convert that to
> word1 [tab] word2 [tab] word3 [tab]
replaceText(tString, " +", TAB)
Note that is 2 characters : space and +
> put replacetext("asd qwe werer z", " +", ",")
btw - Do you need to do anything special with a line like
[3 spaces] word1 [2 spaces] word2
The above replacetext will give
TAB word1 TAB word2 cr
which is probably what you want - but worth thinking about as a
potential special case.
Alex Tweedly http://www.tweedly.net
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