swapstrings.txt	The swapstringsment Tool			Jan 21, 2009

Author:  Charles E. Campbell  <NdrOchip@ScampbellPfamily.AbizM>
	  (remove NOSPAM from Campbell's email first)
Copyright: (c) 2004-2006 by Charles E. Campbell		swapstrings-copyright
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           (see copyright) except use "swapstrings" instead of "Vim"
	   No warranty, express or implied.  Use At-Your-Own-Risk.

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1. Contents				swapstrings swapstrings-contents

	1. Contents.................................: swapstrings-contents
	2. Swapstrings Manual.......................: swapstrings-manual
	3. Swapstrings History......................: swapstrings-history

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2. Swapstrings Manual					swapstrings-manual


	:[range]SwapStrings[!] string1 string2

    Default range is % (ie. 1,$ == entire file)

    If ! is not present, then both strings are protected with \<...\> before
    swapping.  Otherwise, the strings will be swapped even if they appear as
    part of other words.

The SwapStrings command allows one to swap two strings in a range of lines.
As an example:

	:SwapStrings! abc def

will change all "abc" strings to "def" strings and vice versa.  The program
works by searching the range of lines for non-use of a control character,
beginning with ctrl-a.  The first control character not found in the range
of lines is used to facilitate the swap:

	substitute string1                    -> selected control character
	substitute string2                    -> string1
	substitute selected control character -> string1


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3. Swapstrings History					swapstrings-history
   v1  Dec 19, 2006  * initial release of swapstrings

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