Enable Meta Search&Replace across all open tabs

Bug #190213 reported by Marcus Dapp on 2008-02-08
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gedit
New
Wishlist
gedit (Ubuntu)
Wishlist
Ubuntu Desktop Bugs

Bug Description

Binary package hint: gedit

gEdit should make it possible to have a meta search&replace function (like, e.g., jEdit) that allows to S&R across all files that are currently opened in tabs. This is very helpful when variables or other entities should be having the same names across different files. A simple tick box in the S&R dialogue would suffice. Thanks for considering this.

Changed in gedit:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
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Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

Thanks for your report, that's known upstream you can track it here: http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=171926

Changed in gedit:
assignee: nobody → desktop-bugs
status: New → Triaged
Changed in gedit:
status: Unknown → Confirmed
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Martin Mai (mrkanister-deactivatedaccount-deactivatedaccount) wrote :

Upstream bug has been marked as duplicate of bug https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=421800

Changed in gedit:
status: Confirmed → Unknown
Changed in gedit:
status: Unknown → New
Changed in gedit:
importance: Unknown → Wishlist
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Peter Belmont (pabelmont2007) wrote :

The FIND or FIND&REPLACE features now (gedit 3.4.1) perform TWO functions (only) (marked ** below)
For full generality, GEDIT should provide FIVE functions, shown below.

The issues are these:
  [A] Are search-string remembered on a per-file basis of for all files
  [B] Does search/replace operate on a per-file basis or over all files

Maybe there could be a switch to say whether find-search-string should be REMEMBERED for ONE file or for ALL files.
Maybe there could be a switch to say whether find/replace-strings should be REMEMBERED for ONE file or for ALL files.
Maybe there could be a switch to say whether find/replace ALL should OPERATE over ONE file or over ALL files.

The present offering (see two items marked **) is a bit schizophrenic:

** [1] find in present file
     remember search string in-and-for the present file only.

    [2] search&replace in present file
    remember search/repleace strings in-and-for the present file only.

    [3] find in present file
    remember search string in-and-for ALL files (so searching can proceed file by file on same search string)

** [4] search&replace in present file
     remember search/repleace strings in-and-for ALL files only.

    [5] search&replace in ALL files
     remember search/repleace strings in-and-for ALL files.

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