2008/2/29, JD Liddil <jliddil@gmail.com>:
I can't follow this at all. I have 7zip I saved as xml. I tried
portable xmla and gramps xml and then try to extract with 7zip but get
no where. I tried to look at the data.gramps xml file in wordpad but
it looks like hex. The manual says this is a humna readable format but
not to this human. windoze platform.

On linux the commands to extract the xml from the .gramps file are here:

For windows every unzipper should be fine. You can try perhaps to rename the file from eg data.gramps to data.zip.


On Thu, Feb 28, 2008 at 3:02 AM, Benny Malengier
<benny.malengier@gmail.com> wrote:
> Large find and replace is best done in a texteditor like wordpad.
> For that export to .gramps format, unextract the xml file in this file with
> eg 7zip or so, and then load the xml in your favourite ascii/unicode editor
> (on linux kate, gedit, kwrite).
>  An editor on unix allow regular expression search and replace, which can be
> really handy.
> Anyway, for sources look for the <source> tag, and see how to replace.
> I know there exist now dedicated xml editors, but I did not try that.
> Editing a text file will be quicker than editing records via a database
> interface as GRAMPS is.
> However, carefull, only change your text, if you change xml tags Gramps will
> give problems on import.
> Benny
> 2008/2/28, JD Liddil <jliddil@gmail.com>:
> >
> >
> >
> > How can I find/replace in GRAMPS. Some imported sources have extra
> > spaces etc. that I don't want to manual review one by one. windoze
> > platform FWIW.
> >
> > JD
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