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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 :)

Before

 *://81.88.22.6/*=UUID:63969B2469B7A94EBBDBD7CB5B9C00BA
 *://*-ad.cgi*=UUID:3C8EFF48B674CC42BF5B6E2B7BA820E7
 *://*-ads/*=UUID:0D6CF7D5BE3F034C8A136CC99A074406

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

*://81.88.22.6/*
*://*-ad.cgi*
*://*-ads/*
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Search mode regular expression, Find

=UUID:.*

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
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@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:

*://81.88.22.6/*=UUID:63969B2469B7A94EBBDBD7CB5B9C00BA
*://*-ad.cgi*=UUID:3C8EFF48B674CC42BF5B6E2B7BA820E7
*://*-ads/*=UUID:0D6CF7D5BE3F034C8A136CC99A074406

My answer:

[=].*

Result:

*://81.88.22.6/*
*://*-ad.cgi*
*://*-ads/*

Explanation:

= 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 at 6:36
    
oke.. thank you –  andreas Apr 11 at 16:16

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