Replacing words with my own abbreviations in a list of fixtures
I run a football forum and would like to replace some football club names with abbreviated names of my choice.
For example, here is a typical list of fixtures which I might paste into Notepad ++
Manchester United v Nottingham Forest
Queens Park Rangers v Newcastle United
Sheffield Wednesday v Sheffield United
Manchester City v Milton Keynes Dons
I want to change the fixtures to this:
Man Utd v Nottm Forest
QPR v Newcastle
Sheff Wed v Sheff Utd
Man City v MK Dons
thank you for your help. Unfortunately, I do not understand the explanation described by guy038.
I was hoping I could enter words in the find box, like Manchester United, Sheffield Wednesday, etc, and in the replace box, Man Utd, Sheff Wed, etc.
I wrongly believed that the words entered in the find box and then in the replace box could be separated by a common symbol, like a comma or forward slash.
If you or another member would be kind enough to show me exactly how to enter the information in the find and replace boxes using football teams as described in my first post, I will be extremely grateful.
No, you cannot just provide a list. You need to use regex. I did it for 3 teams, I guess you can add
the rest yourself.
Find what:(?-i)\b(?:(Manchester United)|(Nottingham Forest)|(Queens Park Rangers))\b Replace with:(?1Man Utd)(?2Nottm Forest)(?3QPR)
more info about regex: http://www.boost.org/doc/libs/1_55_0/libs/regex/doc/html/boost_regex/syntax/perl_syntax.html
Thank you so much!