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Re: Searching for >> not >>>

In message <5842a40285list01@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
          Martin <list01@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> On 15 Feb in article <584298f7bctim@xxxxxxxxx>,
>    Tim Hill <tim@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> In article <58421c87b2list01@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Martin
>> <list01@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> I am sure this should be simple ... but how do I search for
>>> instances of ">>" but I do not want ">>>" to be included?

>>> Everything I have tried includes instances of the two characters,
>>> even if they were preceeded by the Sethird!

>> Searching for the correct expression can be a battle, can't it?

>> I find that it's often quicker in such cases to S&R the unwanted
>> string first:
>> S: >>>
>> R: YYY

>> Then search for your '>>'.

>> Then put the triples back:
>> S: YYY
>> R: >>>

>> That assumes "YYY" isn't used elsewhere, obviously.

> Oh yes - I have frequently used that useful technique.

> But I thought (wrongly) this would be a simple search ... and I had
> over 45 files to search, and some doubles I found I would want to
> change them to triples. So it would have needed some thought and care
> to avoid mistakes.

Would Textseek help here - it can search BASIC files and return a 
throwback list.

Alan Adams, from Northamptonshire