replace from file function

Leonid Spektor spektor at
Wed Nov 21 20:18:29 UTC 2007

    Unfortunately the format of editor's replace file is not the same as
CHSTRING's replace file. In editor's replace file you place one string per
line. The first line has a string to search for and the next line has
previous line's replacement string. For example:

% an example replacement file
Search string
Replacement string
Original word
New word

    The percent character is used to denote a comment, so any line that
starts with '%' character is ignored by the program. This format was chosen
to allow for long string to be specified. CHSTRING works on words, but
editor's replace command allow to replace long strings.

Hope this helps,

On 21-11-07 14:59, "Anna Gudmundson" <anna.gudmundson at> wrote:

> Dear chibolts members
> I'm having some trouble using the "replace from file" function in
> CLAN. After having chosen the "replace" command under the Edit menu, I
> choose the "from file" option. I then locate my Replace file named
> replace.cut. This file has been created in the same way as the files
> used to change items with the CHSTRING command, i.e. "ciaoo" "ciao",
> where the second string should replace the first one. When I do this I
> get the following error message: "missing replace part of search-
> replace pair in file C:\CHILDES\CLAN\lib\replace.cut". I've been
> trying to separate the strings with a tab, and also with a space, but
> the program doesn't seem to like it! Does anyone know if this function
> is working? I'm using the Windows version of CLAN.
> Thanks in advance
> Anna
> >

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