[Webchange-list] Search and Replace

Vince M Hudd vince at softrock.co.uk
Tue Mar 15 15:55:59 GMT 2011

Tim Hill <tim at timil.com> wrote:
> In article <mpro.li24op000bga0063o.vince at softrock.co.uk>, Vince M Hudd
> <vince at softrock.co.uk> wrote:
> > Tim Hill <tim at timil.com> wrote:
> Many thanks for the swift reply.


> I tried that and it now says "Error 1004: unrecognised command, process or
> variable ()". :-(
> You must have forgotten something else you changed.  ;-)

Wouldn't surprise me in the slightest. However, I think I know what it is.

> FileReplace.ChangeFrom = "RAM::RamDisc0.$.search"
> FileReplace.ChangeTo = "RAM::RamDisc0.$.replace"

There are two versions of those two variables - one for the basic search and
replace, and a second pair that work alongside them for the 'alternating'
search and replace. The first pair, which needs to be used in your case,


If the ancient manual documents them as lacking the _1 suffix, it may have
been that I made it possible to use them like that before, but forgot to
carry that forward into the new version.

At least, that's my guess as to the problem - I won't be anywhere near my
RISC OS machine to check until early tomorrow evening, and then I'll only
have a brief chance to look.

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