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  1. Qt Creator
  2. QTCREATORBUG-26599

Support multiline regex searching

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    • Type: Suggestion
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Not Evaluated
    • Resolution: Duplicate
    • Affects Version/s: Qt Creator 6.0.0-rc1
    • Fix Version/s: None
    • Component/s: Editors
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      Description

      For example, if I want to find all places in a project's code where it calls malloc() then calls free() within the next few lines of code, I can switch to Terminal and run:

      pcregrep -Mr 'malloc((.*\n){0,5}.*free(' .

      …but if I enter the same regex in Qt Creator's Advanced Search pane, it doesn't turn up any results.

      It would be great if Qt Creator natively supported multi-line regular expression searching, to be able to use Qt Creator's lovely search results navigation features (double-click on a search result to jump to it in an editor; use a keyboard shortcut to jump to the next/previous search result).

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              Assignee:
              davschul David Schulz
              Reporter:
              smokris Steve Mokris
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