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I have a load of names in a file in the format Lastname, Firstname:

Williams, Hywel
Williams, Mark 
Williams, Roger
Williams, Stephen

Is there a simple way of reversing them in Notepad++, to get each line reversed into Firstname Lastname like so?

Hywel Williams
Mark Williams
Roger Williams
Stephen Williams

Or any other simple way of doing this?

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up vote 4 down vote accepted

Use the "Replace" function with a regexp, replacing ^(.+), (.+)$ with \2 \1.

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