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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

global search and replace

Replacing one set of data or text with another throughout the entire document (entire file).
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