[Tutor] simple text replace

Che M pine508 at hotmail.com
Mon Jul 27 00:05:33 CEST 2009

> I am scanning a text file and replacing words with alternatives. My difficulty 
> is that all occurrences are replaced (even if they are part of another word!)..

Could you search for the string ' word ' with the white spaces around it?  Shouldn't
that only replace words that are not part of another word?

> Essentially, I would like to replace only the occurrence that is currently 
> selected-- not the rest. for example:

What do you mean by a word being "currently selected"?  That phrase and
"scanning a text file" don't make sense to me together.  How is the user 
reading the text to select the word that is to be replaced?  (Or maybe I am
not understanding something?)


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