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High-end solution to find files and execute search-and-replace operations across directories.
2.3
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2.0
19 Sep 2011
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1.4
23 Mar 2011
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What's new

v2.0 [19 Sep 2011]
• Fix two possible divide by zero exceptions when searching/replacing expression in an empty string.
• Update the Qt libraries from 4.7.4 to 4.8.1: important speed improvement of GUI on Mac OS X, new version of Webkit for HTML preview, fix compatibility issue regarding Mac App Store requirements.
• Update ICU library to 4.8.1.1 on all platforms
• Extend size range for expression to search in preferences: allows a much smaller size of cache for processing search and replace (critical performance improvement when replacing millions of very small strings). The default cache size has been reduced from 5 millions of chars to 100 k.
• Add capability of using environment variables within the path to search for files by using the placeholder $amp;:(var-name).
• Change units for setting the encoding cache size in preferences.
• It's now possible to easily rename a replacement command: proper behavior on double-click on the label of a replacement definition in the Replace Command List, new command in the context menu, added F2 shortcut.
• Add a command to edit a replacement definition in the context menu of Replace Command List.
• Fixed two bugs when replacing strings in files that may cause an incorrect replacement string in very rare cases (very old regression that was never detected since it nearly never occurs).
• Fixed a bug when searching strings in large files that can cause a string match for variable length regexps (i.e. regexps using quantifiers like + or *) that is smaller than the size given in the preferences.
• Fixed a bug when starting search or replace on an empty list of files: the button stayed stuck on Stop (regression since v2.0).
• The global progress of batch replace was not always properly initialized. The progress of each command is now reported in the last column in order to allow reading the la bel of the currently processed command.
• The usage of the preferred codec by default now also applies to conversions of text encoding and line ending.
• No more usage of preferred codec by default when finding and replacing strings if the option is not activated. An error message is now shown in the find and replace report if we attempt to manipulate a file without knowing his encoding (previously the default encoding was used).
• The Unicode paragraph separators were not replaced when converting the style of line ending.
• No more windows flashing when using the command line.
• Several additions to the user's guide.
• Fix weird behavior after removing several rows at once from the list of replacement commands (bug when opening a FRI file if the list is not empty).
• Specific detection of pure ASCII contents: suggest compatible codecs on very small files (or files containing a lot of non-alphabetic chars) even if the the statistic analysis fails to provide a match.
• Fix title missing in application's title bar when opening several files one after the other.
• Better behavior when a FRI document cannot be saved/saved
• Make sure that the UI is properly initialized when loading old FRI files.
• Speed up commands launch when working on a large amount of files (initialization of a search commands is especially faster, this is also true for replacements that do not use scripting )
• Restore the shortcut for zooming in and out in text areas.
• Fix a very old bug of the preview when displaying Found and replaced expressions side by side, under very specific circumstances.
• From now on, the activation data and the settings are going to be preserved when installing a new service pack (e.g. when updating from 2.0.2 to 2.0.3).
• Complete the documentation on using JavaScript for manipulating the replacement strings.
• Fix minor errors in the advanced replacement example that demonstrates how to convert units (shipped FRI file + user manual).

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