How to reproduce:
Select multiple lines of text.
hit Ctrl-h to begin the search and replace operation
ensure regular expression check box is set
enter beginning of line character as pattern ( "^" )
enter any text to be inserted at begging of each line.
Hit 'replace all' button.
Nothing is found.
Entered text is inserted at the beginning of all selected lines.
Umm, I'm not sure if regex can be used this way. Anyway, this is not a big deal.
Created attachment 102039 [details]
text being edited using RE
Created attachment 102040 [details]
result of edit on text1
This IS a big deal, and REs ARE used in that way. Try it in vim; try it in perl.
But wait, there's more. Try find/replace using REs on the text in attachment text1. Use
You get the result in text2.
Regular expression replace of '^' with some text, e.g. '#' works in JEdit as well. I guess JEdit is using the Java regular expression handlers.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 73615 ***