Author Topic: Selective display syntax  (Read 3166 times)


  • New Community Member
  • Posts: 1
  • Hero Points: 0
Selective display syntax
« on: March 06, 2013, 06:50:23 pm »
Hi, I am a Kedit user from way back. There is a command ALL /text string/ which is very helpful. I am looking for a similar command in slickedit. I have tried selective_display but I guess I don't know how to use it, as it never returned the text I requested. Any ideas? My goal is to view all lines with a certain text string, then delete all those lines. Thank you very much.


  • Senior Community Member
  • Posts: 2740
  • Hero Points: 288
Re: Selective display syntax
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2013, 09:24:13 pm »
There are a number of selective-display direct commands including 'all', 'allnot' etc. (see Help>Index: selective_display) quickly invoked from SE commandline.
E.g. 'all /textstring/' should work, but there a number of options for further tuning. See 'find' command documentation explaining the various options.
(<ESC> activates SE commandline)
But the 'selective-display' dialog is not too bad and also documented ;)
Good luck, HS2
« Last Edit: March 06, 2013, 09:27:51 pm by hs2 »