[Users] How to put a horizontal tab character into a filter/processing rule

Paul claws at thewildbeast.co.uk
Thu Feb 12 17:17:12 CET 2015

On Thu, 12 Feb 2015 09:39:36 -0400
Leon Fisk <lfisk at iserv.net> wrote: 

> I want to have a processing/filter definition that uses the tab (HT)
> character. So far I haven't found a way to enter it other than copy
> & paste a tab character. Even that doesn't work completely though.
> The next time you make any kind of change to that rule Claws will
> change the "tab" to ":" in the definition. For example, this:
> body_part regexpcase "\\/l\\/lt|[a-z][	][a-z][
> ][a-z]|uniondale"
> will become:
> body_part regexpcase "\\/l\\/lt|[a-z][:][a-z][:][a-z]|uniondale"
> I've tried various versions of "\t", "[\x09]", [\x009]"... no luck.
> Is there anyway to do this and have it stay longer than the next
> edit?

Probably you want to use \\t if editing by hand, or \t if using the

with regards


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