Say I want to remove all digits from a text file using
- gedit 3.10.4
- advanced_find 3.6.0
I have selected the Advanced Find/Replace plugin to support regular expressions out of an internet search. It seemed to stand out for simplicity, accessibility and users' endorsements. The version is claimed to be suitable for gedit 3.8 and later.
The plugin has been successfully installed and activated in the Edit>Preferences>Plugin list.
However, if I launch a regex substitution query for the object
[:digit:], I get the message
"[:digit:]" not found
while there are digits aplenty. The same occurs for little variations like
Strangely, if I do precisely the same on the same document with LibreOffice Writer, the commands are executed flawlessly.
What is the problem with gedit here? Is there a compatibility issue between host application and plugin? Need regular expression be typed in gedit according to specific rules? Did I miss anything obvious?
Help to get the same capabilities with gedit as with LibreOffice Writer much appreciated.