At 14:19 03/01/2021 -0500, William Noname wrote:
I have a script that mysteriously became double spaced. I want to
search for 2 end of paragraph marks and replace them with one.
So it's the paragraphs that are spaced, not lines (the usual meaning
I can do a regex search for $ and find them all, but $$ finds none -
I presume there is something between them that does not show as a
You are labouring under the common misapprehension that the pilcrow
that indicates the presence of a paragraph break has an actual
presence in the document; no: think of it merely as the indicator
that it is. And you think that the $ symbol matches this; also no.
I don't want to remove all blank lines, just the ones that have a
blank line following.
In other words you want to remove blank empty *paragraphs*.
What is the regex for a paragraph mark in replace?
There isn't one. Instead, the $ symbol merely locks your pattern,
whatever it is, so that it will match only something that occurs at
the end of a paragraph.
Or, any other suggestions.
Don't think of searching for paragraph breaks, which you cannot do.
Instead, search for the empty paragraphs that you wish to delete.
They contain nothing, so the pattern you need is also nothing. But
you need to arrange that it matches nothing only if that nothing
occurs at the beginning of a paragraph and at the same time at the
end of a paragraph. The symbol for locking to the start of a
paragraph is the caret, "^", so the pattern you should search for is
"^$" (no quotes, of course) - replacing with nothing.
I trust this helps.
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