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Global Replace/ Delete in an Information Processing System

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000049655D
Original Publication Date: 1982-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-09
Document File: 2 page(s) / 13K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Adam, TL: AUTHOR [+5]

Abstract

This article discloses an operator interface for an information - processing system that allows the operator to interactively or automatically replace one or more occurrences of a given character string with a new character string or to delete one or more occurrences of a given character string in a stored text document.

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Global Replace/ Delete in an Information Processing System

This article discloses an operator interface for an information - processing system that allows the operator to interactively or automatically replace one or more occurrences of a given character string with a new character string or to delete one or more occurrences of a given character string in a stored text document.

The replace/delete may be executed in an interactive mode, which will stop upon finding each occurrence, or it may be executed in an automatic mode, which will process from the starting point to the end of the document. Both a word and a character search are provided.

The Global Replace/Delete function is operator selectable through the keyboard. Upon selection, a menu is presented to the operator which requests selection of interactive or automatic search, character or word match and the replacement character string. The operator is provided several choices to allow for several different spellings of the same word, several words, or capitalization. The replacement string may be specified as nulls where the desired operation is a delete function.

Once the operator completes the Global Replace/Delete menu and presses the ENTER key. the replace/delete operation will begin. Searching will begin from the location of the cursor when the operator selects the Global Replace/Delete function. If the cursor is currently on the first character of a qualifying character string, the character string will be selected to be replaced/deleted.

If the operator presses ENTER while in the Global Replace/Delete menu without having entered any 'Search For/Replace With' strings, or with invali...