[seqfan] Re: editing in the OEIS wiki
maximilian.hasler at gmail.com
Sun May 30 17:56:06 CEST 2010
On Sun, May 30, 2010 at 2:12 PM, N. J. A. Sloane <njas at research.att.com> wrote:
> I am not yet used to editing wiki pages. Does anyone know how
> to do simple "ed"-type edits?
On server side, the "editing" window is just sent as an HTML < textarea >,
it's up to your browser to provide editing functions, maybe via
plugins if not available by default. E.g. for Firefox I just found
(google "firefox find & replace")
(I don't know. if there's an add-on for ed-style commands available.
Probably there are too many conflicts between usual browser shortcuts
(e.g. Ctrl-S = Save, not search ...) to make ed/emacs syle commands
There are "rich text" editors available which also allow to see the
text in WYSIWYG instead of markup ; they could be added to the OEIS
via the definition of the "skins".
I did not know about existence of the "replace" plugin prior to
answering this e-mail, so what I do is to
1) copy the "replace" text into the clipboard (e.g. make the change
somewhere, double-click the word & type Ctrl-C)
2) select the word to replace (e.g. Ctrl-Z to undo the change, then
double click the (bad) word again), and hit Ctrl-F to put it into the
"search buffer" (so to speak...)
3) successively hit Ctrl-G to go to the next occurrence of the "bad"
word, and Ctrl-V to replace it (now highlighted) by pasting the good
one at its place.
Hope that helps.
PS: A global change throughout the database should be possible via an SQL query.
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