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In Notepad++ I want to search in all file types except one.

For instance: I want to search in all files but not .class files.

Can the Notepad++ filter can be configured to work this way?

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This doesn't seem to be possible. – Beaner Feb 23 '10 at 19:53
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Doesn't look like it can be easily configured to work this way. Here are a couple of options for you

  1. Use the filters dialog box to include all file extensions except the one you don't want (could get a bit long):
  2. Figure out how to use some code to write a plugin that will do it for you:
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