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    Find & Replace in Eclipse


    I have a file that contains the following:

    <definition name="page" value="xyxa">
    <definition name="page" value="xyxfaa">
    <definition name="page" value="xyewrewfex">
    <definition name="page" value="xyfdadfadfx">
    <definition name="page" value="xyxfdafddaf">
    <definition name="page" value="xyxdfa">

    I am trying to replace the value="...." with just value="" for now. Basically im trying to replace anythign in a value attribute with a blank. How can i do this? I am using eclipse search to do this.

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    No idea how to do it in Eclipse, but this is how I would do it (in Windows):

    - Open the file in Notepad++
    - Open the search and replace dialog (Ctrl + H)
    - Enter the following in the search for box: value=".+"
    - Enter the following in the replace with box: value=""
    - Set the search mode to regular expression
    - Click the replace all button

    If you have more than one file, you can use Notepad++'s "Find in Files" option
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    In eclipse, you can use find/replace as a regexp as long as you click the "regexp" button. Due to a java problem on my box, I can't actually test this, but:
    find:  value="[^"]+"
    replace:  value=""
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