Am 11.09.2014 13:38, schrieb Péter:
Lex Trotman wrote:
I can manually add the extra "-l" option to grep, but maybe it is worth to add a "only file names" checkbox too.
You wouldn't need to do that, just ignore the line number in the message window. Opening from clicking on the line in the message window already checks if the file is open and just switches to it without re-opening.
Exactly where "open all files listed in the message window" menu item should go is debatable, but if a pull request was provided then that can be bikeshedded afterwards.
I guess it may be a quite common procedure currently to:
- issue a "find in files" (with extra "-l" grep-option to achieve a
*lot* shorter list); 2. keep pressed the "next message" until all files (with the searched text in them) get opened; 3. issue a "replace all (in session, i.e. opened files)" command.
The 2. point is cumbersome, ugly, and maybe error-prone (is it guaranteed that no file will skipped? will it start from the first hit?).
You can do all of this in a single grep-sed combo without involving geany.
I guess if we wanted to have such a functionality inside Geany I would do it in a way which doesn't actually involve opening the files. Perhaps by calling sed (like we call grep for find in files).