regex s/r for defined pattern while keeping some of the existing text
After studying the Wiki as well as the Community forum I am still drawing a blank on my question.
I receive loads of HTML files containing headlines marked in specific DIV containers.
<div class=“head2”>A headline text I need to keep</div>
<div class=“head2”>A different headline text which needs to stay</div>
<div class=“head2”>Even another headline we still need</div>
I need to mark them as h2, opening with <h2> and closing with </h2> instead of the DIV tags.
The files contain more div containers like just <div> or <div class=“some_other_classname”> which need to remain unchanged. Otherwise I’d just do a search and replace and would be done.
I can still do that for the exclusively used opening tag, find <div class=“head2”> and replace with <h2>, but replacing </div> with </h2> would mess up all other lines where I need to keep the </div>.
Could you please tell me how I modify the example above to
<h2>A headline text I need to keep</h2>
<h2>A different headline text which needs to stay</h2>
<h2>Even another headline we still need</h2>
***while leaving all other lines containing DIV tags unchanged ***?
I’d really appreciate it! :o)
maybe the following regex could help
find what:<div class="head2">(.*)</div> replace with:<h2>\1</h2>
\1 holds the text between the div tags.
If the head2 is also different than you might use
Claudia, thank you so much for your instant reply and helpful advice!
I’ll try this as soon as I am back at the worksstation, it looks exactly as it will do the trick.
Enjoy the Easter holidays! :o)
Enjoy the Easter holidays!
Thank you and I wsh you the same.
I just tried it – it works perfectly fine and will save me tons of repetitive, boring and error-prone work in the future.
With the solution you provided, I studied http://docs.notepad-plus-plus.org/index.php/Regular_Expressions again and start to understand which character does what in this combination. I would have never figured that out myself though without your help.
Thanks again, Claudia! :o)