subst - Greple module for text search and substitution
greple -Msubst --dict dictionary [ options ]
--check=[ng,ok,any,outstand,all] --select=N --linefold --stat --diff --diffcmd command --replace --create --[no-]warn-overlap --[no-]warn-include
This greple module supports search and substitution for text based on dictionary file.
Dictionary file is given by --dict option and contains pattern and correct string pairs.
greple -Msubst --dict DICT
If the dictionary file contains following data:
colou?r color cent(er|re) center
Then above command find first pattern which does not match to second string, that is "colour" and "centre" in this case.
Field "//" in dictionary file is ignored, so this file can be written like this:
colou?r // color cent(er|re) // center
You can use same file by greple's -f option and string after "//" is ignored as a comment in that case.
greple -f DICT ...
When the matched string is same or shorter than previously matched string by another pattern, it is simply ignored (--no-warn-include by default). So, if you have to declare conflicted patterns, put the longer pattern in front.
If the matched string overlaps with previously matched string, it is warned (--warn-overlap by default) and ignored.
Option --check takes argument from ng, ok, any, outstand, all and none.
With default value outstand, command will show information about correct and incorrect words only when incorrect word was found in the same file.
With value ng, command will show information only about incorrect word. If you want to get data for correct word, use ok or any.
Value all and none make sense only when used with --stat option, and display information about never matched pattern.
Select Nth entry from the dictionary. Argument is interpreted by Getopt::EX::Numbers module. Range can be defined like --select=1:3,7:9.
If the target data is folded in the middle of text, use --linefold option. It creates regex patterns which matches string spread across lines. Substituted text does not include newline, though. Because it confuses regex behavior somewhat, avoid to use if possible.
Print statistical information. By default, it only prints information about incorrect words. Works with --check option.
Option --with-stat print statistics after normal output, while --stat print only statistics.
Substitute matched pattern to correct string. Pattern without replacement string is not changed.
Option -diff produce diff output of original and converted text.
Specify diff command name used by --diff option. Default is "diff -u".
Replace the target file by converted result. Original file is renamed to backup name with ".bak" suffix.
Create new file and write the result. Suffix ".new" is appended to original filename.
Warn overlapped pattern. Default on.
Warn included pattern. Default off.
Copyright (C) Kazumasa Utashiro.
This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.