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Replaces within the selected text using Perl-compatible regular expressions.


  • Replace inside the selected text using Perl-compatible regular expressions.
  • Both find and replace expressions/text can have multiple lines.
  • Option for ignoring the case of the find text.
  • Function for converting plain text to regular expression text (escaped text).


  • To replace text: select a block of text (from where to start looking down to where to stop looking), and invoke the plugin. Enter find and replace expressions. Click "Replace" to update the selected text.
  • To re-use matched sub-strings/groups in the replace text: enter $ followed by the number of the sub-string to use ($1 = 1st sub-string, $2 = 2nd sub-string, etc), in the replace field.
  • To paste find/replace text: the Ctr+V keyboard shortcut can be used to paste copied text.
  • To convert plain text to regular expression text (escaped text): enter or paste (Ctrl+V) the plain text in the find field and click "Escape find string".
• Automated Installation:   (What's This?)To install, enter hkregexreplace in the Updates tab. Updates tab on the Actions Bar  • Manual Installation:
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 Commonly Asked Questions

How do I install hkRegexReplace?

  • Download the "hkRegexReplace" plugin and save it to a folder of your choice (for example, c:\webfiles\). It's not necessary to manually extract the *.zip file, HTML-Kit will expand it to the proper folder during the installation.
  •  Install Plugin
    Select "Install | Install Plugin" from HTML-Kit's "Tools" menu. Point to the downloaded *.zip file and click "Open."
  • If any additional prompts appear, follow them to complete the installation.

How do I run it?

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hkRegexReplace's icon will appear on the "Tools" tab on HTML-Kit's Actions Bar. It can also be invoked from the "Actions | Tools" sub menu.

Whats' the quickest way to uninstall hkRegexReplace?

Right click the hkRegexReplace icon on the Actions Bar and select "Uninstall." Alternatively, the "Tools | Install | Uninstall Plugins" menu option in HTML-Kit can be used to uninstall this and other plugins.

Do I need the exact versions of software listed under the Requirements?

The versions listed are the minimum versions required by this plugin. For example, a plugin that requires HTML-Kit Build 290 will run on HTML-Kit Build 292 as well.

What's the best way to check which version of HTML-Kit I'm using?

The build number can be found on the "About" dialog, which is located on HTML-Kit's "Help" menu.

Is it necessary to install the .NET Framework and how do I get it?

Please visit the .NET Framework information page for details.
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