green plus button repeatedly to add files from different folders to the list. The red X button deletes the
selected file from the list.
Click on one of the files that you added to the ´files with file listingsµ list. EditPad Pro then shows the raw
contents of that file in the ´contents of the selected fileµ box. EditPad Pro also shows the file and folder
paths that has detected in that file in the ´file paths found in the selected fileµ list. The settings on the right
hand side of the Import File Listings screen determine how EditPad Pro detects those paths. EditPad Pro
automatically filters out anything that does not look like a valid path.
Choose one of the options in the ´split file into a list of file pathsµ box to tell EditPad Pro how your list of
paths is delimited. If your list doesn’t use a consistent delimiter, select ´search for pathsµ to tell EditPad Pro
to extract all absolute paths from the file, regardless of any other text that may occur in the file. If you want
EditPad Pro to extract only certain paths from the file, select one of the two ´custom regexµ options and type
in a regular expression in the box below them. The ´custom regex to search for pathsµ option needs a regular
expression that matches the paths you want to mark in the file selection. EditPad Pro uses the whole regex
match as the path unless it contains a named capturing group called ´pathµ. E.g. «
extracts the paths from ´Fileµ values in an .ini file. The ´custom regex to split fileµ option needs a regular
expression that matches the delimiters between those paths. E.g. «
» allows line breaks and
semicolons as delimiters.
If you select ´absolute pathsµ, EditPad Pro only uses fully qualified paths such as
. Any relative paths in the file listing you’re importing are
ignored. If you want EditPad Pro to process relative paths as well then you need to select the ´paths relative
to this folder optionµ. Type in the base folder below that option, or click the (...) button to select it from a
folder tree. Note that if your file contains text in addition to paths, you need to use one of the ´custom
regexµ options to tell EditPad Pro how to find only the actual paths. Otherwise, EditPad Pro will treat each
word in the text as a file name. You cannot use the ´search for pathsµ option because that option finds
absolute paths only, regardless of the ´absolute or relative pathsµ setting.
Once you’ve set the options that make EditPad Pro find the paths that you want to import, you need to tell
EditPad Pro what you want to do with the files those paths point to. Tick ´create new projectµ to open the
files into a new, untitled project. This is the same as using Project|New Project before using Project|Import
Tick ´open the filesµ to make EditPad Pro actually open all of the files. If you turn this off, then ´add files to
the projectµ is automatically turned on, and EditPad Pro adds the files to the project without opening them.
The files will show up in the Files Panel as closed files. Since only managed projects can contain closed files,
turning off ´open the filesµ automatically changes the current or the new project that the files are added into
a managed project.
Tick ´add the files to the projectµ to add the files to the project. If you turn this off, then ´open the filesµ is
automatically turned on, and the files will be opened as outside files, without adding them to the project.
Since only managed projects can have files open that aren’t part of the project, turning off ´add the files to
the projectµ automatically changes the current or the new project that the files are opened into a managed