Eclipse doesn’t have wild card Find function in 2009?

Wow, version 3.4.2 on linux 64-bit.

Can’t search through the current page using a wild card.

It’s supposed to be there (Regular expressions), but maybe somebody made a mistake in this build of eclipse?

Just finding a lot of commonly used productivity functions missing on a daily basis.

Basically, the things that make IntelliJ a joy to use.

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3 Responses to Eclipse doesn’t have wild card Find function in 2009?

  1. Mike Henke says:

    You could do a search instead of a find. Select the page in the Navigator view, click the search icon (flash light) OR ctrl-h and then make sure “selected resource” is toggled.

  2. Ed says:

    Thanks. That is true, it’s just poor UI for such a common use case in a mature IDE. I don’t want to switch between Find/Replace dialog and the full Search dialog.

  3. Holger says:

    If it is a missing-in-the-build feature, it’s missing consequently. I’m missing regex search in the Windows build of 3.4.2 too. Thankfully, I still have 3.4.0 here, which has that feature.

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