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I am using Ubuntu 12.04.I want to install Regex Search and Replace plugin for Gedit.So can some one please tell me where can I get it and install it.Any help and suggestions will be highly appreciable.

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Download Regular Expression Plugin for Gedit 3. Extract the tar package , then copy it to Gedit plugins directory from the Extracted folder.

For a particular user , do

 cd ~/Downloads
 wget 'https://live.gnome.org/Gedit/Plugins?action=AttachFile&do=get&target=regex_replace-gedit3.tar.gz' -o regex_replace-gedit3.tar.gz
 tar xf regex_replace-gedit3.tar.gz
 mkdir -p ~/.local/share/gedit/plugins 
 mv ~/Downloads/regex_replace ~/.local/share/gedit/plugins

And for the all the users in system

sudo cp -r ~/Downloads/regex_replace /usr/lib/gedit/plugins/

After copying the plugin you can enable it in Gedit 3 under Edit > Preferences, clicking on Plugins tab and checking the box for Regex Search and Replace.

Another alternate is also available as Advanced Find / Replace

P.S. : Thanks mac9416 for suggesting the individual User part.

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Someone posted very thorough instructions for install Gedit 3 plugins: askubuntu.com/questions/61785/… It might be easier to use the user's plugin directory. mkdir -p ~/.local/share/gedit/plugins cp /home/user/Downloads/regex_replace ~/.local/share/gedit/plugins –  mac9416 Aug 9 '12 at 13:00
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Thanks , you are really free to edit it for making it to include better content from next time :) –  atenz Aug 9 '12 at 14:11
    
Cool, thanks. :-) –  mac9416 Aug 9 '12 at 16:31
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Thanks @tijybba..it worked for me but I got an error when trying to copy.The error was cp: omitting directory regex_replace'. Finally I had to use sudo cp -r`.That worked perfectly for me.Can you tell me what is the shortcut key to the regex search when using gedit? –  newuser Aug 10 '12 at 1:18
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Everything is OK except the link Regular Expression Plugin for Gedit 3. I downloaded this –  Maksim Dmitriev Dec 1 '13 at 16:23

The best plugin I have found is Advanced find / replace plugin for gedit that you can find in http://code.google.com/p/advanced-find/.

About how to install, you can follow the instructions in its wiki page http://code.google.com/p/advanced-find/wiki/Installation.

Basically what you must do is:

  1. Download the correct version for your gedit from http://code.google.com/p/advanced-find/downloads/list.

  2. Decompress it.

  3. Run install.sh (without sudo).

  4. Go to preferences / plug-in and activate it.

It have many many features like search in opened files or bookmark a search.

Screen capture of Advanced Find/Replace dialog opened

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