Find and replace CRASH


Atom freezes and then pops up:

Editor is not responding

When I try and replace two spaces ' ' with a tab regex '\t' on this file:

Am I alone?


It appears that searching for spaces is not supported. I experienced the same issue (though I have to say it isn’t a crash), but on closer inspection:

When searching for two spaces, it is actually looking for the empty string. I can see why that might be problematic in a search-and-replace operation.


Thanks for reporting this @Samuel, it sounds like a bug, would you mind opening it on the find-and-replace package issue list?