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I know its simple, but I can't get it to work...

I have a strings like

{span style="display:none"}123{/span} and 

{span style="display:none"}456{/span} and 

{span style="display:none"}789{/span}

in a file.

I want to remove all of these string.

So, I thought a simple regular expression replace in NotePad++ should be like

{span style="display:none"}[(.)]{/span}

but, this is not working.

Thank for your help!

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up vote 2 down vote accepted

You were close

{span style="display:none"}(.*){/span}
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Thank you FrEaKmAn – Jeremy Apr 20 '10 at 10:24

Found it!

Now using {span style="display:none"}[0-9a-zA-Z_&-. ]+{/span} in the search box!

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