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I'm looking for a way to search for a specific string e.g. '=UUID:' and delete it and all following characters per line. I would prefer a way/macro/addon for notepad++. But all other tools or scripts are welcome :)



Note that the numbers are always different per line so you couldn't do a search 'n replace with them.

Should look like this after

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up vote 14 down vote accepted

Search mode regular expression, Find


Replace with nothing.

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The point between both expressions did the trick. Thank you very much. – nixda Jan 15 '11 at 10:01
@nixdagibts that's not a "point between both expressions". It searches for =UUID:, followed by any character (.) any number of times (*), effectively "any sequence of characters", ending at the line break. – Daniel Beck Jan 15 '11 at 11:26
@nixdagibts you could, in the future, try =UUID:[0-9A-F]{32} to prevent false positives (i.e. removing something you'd want to keep) – Daniel Beck Jan 15 '11 at 13:15

It's easy. Your question:


My answer:





= character, represent the character you want to remove
.* characters, represent all the characters after that

That's it.

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Basically the same as Daniel's answer. He's suggest searching for =UUID: and delete the rest of the line with .*. You minimized it by only searching for the first character =. Additionally there's no need to use a capture group [] – nixda Apr 10 '14 at 6:36
oke.. thank you – andreas Apr 11 '14 at 16:16

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