global search and replace


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global search and replace

[¦glō·bəl ¦sərch ən ri′plās]
(computer science)
A text-editing function of a word-processing system in which text is scanned for a given combination of characters, and each such combination is replaced by another set of characters.

global search and replace

Replacing one set of data or text with another throughout the entire document (entire file).
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The new release of Configurator is a big step forward in global search and replace,"said Nigel Cheshire, CEO of Ives Development, Inc.
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