> Randall R Schulz might have said:
>>On Saturday 21 August 2004 12:22, Chris Petersen wrote:
>>What's the problem with leaving regular expression mode on so you can use
>>\n to match line endings? Unfortunately, the regular expression library
>>used does not recognize [^] as a character class that matches absolutely
>>anything (it flags it as an error--an unclosed character class), so if
>>you want match any character at all, you have to use (.|\n), since .
>>excludes the newline.
> The problem is that you can't highlight a block of text in the buffer and
> press Ctrl+F to search for it. You have to copy each line, paste it into the
> search field, escape any reserved characters, enter \n at the end, and repeat
> for each line.
The other problem with leaving regular expressions always checked is
having to escape all the meta chars in your search string besides the \n.