filtering repetitions of spaces


    Nov 13 2008 | 2:15 pm
    I have a string like this:
    "some text with lots of spaces"
    I want it to be changed to:
    "some text with lots of spaces"
    I know the object I want is regexp and I know that I need to say:
    'Look for all spaces followed by any number of spaces and replace with one space'
    but I can't seem to write it out correctly.
    I had a look at this but still struggling. Can someone point me in the right direction?
    Thanks.

    • Nov 13 2008 | 2:17 pm
      That didn't work as the forum filters out repetitions on spaces anyway.
      Look at this patch:
      Cheers.
    • Nov 13 2008 | 2:30 pm
      On 13 nov. 08, at 15:17, fairesigneaumachiniste wrote:
      > That didn't work as the forum filters out repetitions on spaces > anyway.
      Something like that should do it.
      ej
    • Nov 13 2008 | 3:39 pm
      Thanks! That's great!
      I also found that doing [fromsymbol] - [tosymbol] worked but definitely not the best way.
    • Nov 14 2008 | 12:56 am
      > That didn't work as the forum filters out repetitions on spaces > anyway.
      shortening multiple spaces into one is actually just a simple html feature, unless you explicitly write a "
    • Nov 14 2008 | 12:02 pm
      Emmanuel Jourdan schrieb: > Something like that should do it.
      yes, why easy if you can have it complicated... ;-)
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    • Nov 14 2008 | 12:56 pm
      Quote: jayrope wrote on Fri, 14 November 2008 01:56 ---------------------------------------------------- > > That didn't work as the forum filters out repetitions on spaces > > anyway. > > shortening multiple spaces into one is actually just a simple html feature, unless you explicitly write a "
    • Nov 14 2008 | 1:08 pm
      when writing javascript (or any code actually) you should use a dedicated code editor to strip out unwanted carriage returns, line breaks, tabs, spaces, etc. a normal text software (like word) will unintentionally create those while you type, unless you set it to plain text edit (.txt) without any further visual formatting options.
      i guess you knew this already?
      i can recommend bbedit strongly for this (on mac).
      jrp