Re: VIM command to convert comma delimited text to latex table
On Thu, Feb 21, 2002 at 12:22:51PM +1100, Matthew Dalton wrote:
> Vineet Kumar wrote:
> > * Abner Gershon (email@example.com) [020220 09:01]:
> > > Can someone tell me search and replace commands I can
> > > use to convert comma delimited text in form:
> > > "field 1","field 2","field 3"
> > > to text file to be used in tabular latex file of form:
> > > field 1 & field 2 & field 3
> > Be careful with the second line if you have quotation marks embedded in
> > your fields, though, even if they're escaped with a backslash or
> > something.
> I would probably get around this by one of two ways. The first (and
> simplest) way it to use 3 commands:
> :%s/","/ \& /g
> ... in other words, change "," to &, then remove the " at the beginning
> of the line and then the one at the end of the line.
> The third way is to do the last 2 commands above in a single search and
> replace instead:
> This expression means 'replace all lines starting and ending with a
> quote with the contents of the quotes'.
Umm, what about quoted text containing commas? Like:
"Sound Bite","It was an unfortunate event, but guaranteed to inspire."
Eric G. Miller <firstname.lastname@example.org>