Sublime Text features two main types of search:
We’ll examine them in turn, but let’s talk about a powerful tool for searching text first: regular expressions.
Regular Expressions find complex patterns in text. To take full advantage of the search and replace facilities in Sublime Text, you should learn at least the basics of regular expressions. In this guide we will not explain how to use regular expressions.
Typing out regular expression gets boring fast, and actually saying it is even more annoying, so nerds usually shorten that to regexp or regex instead.
This is how a regex might look like:
Regexes are known to hurt people’s feelings.
To use regular expressions, you need to activate them first in the various search panels. Othwerwise, the search term will be interpreted literally.
Sublime Text uses the Boost syntax for regular expressions.