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Example. I want to find and replace using:


Of course I have to input and click it 3 times in order for me to find and replace using those terms. How do I do it in one shot?

Does it work with:

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What do you want to happen here? Do "Test1", "Test2" and "Test3" all get replaced by the same string or different strings? – ChrisF Mar 12 '12 at 13:26
for example there is this one file that contains "Test1", "Test2" and "Test3", i want to get rid of them in one click.. – Sifr87 Mar 12 '12 at 13:49

Notepad doesn't support wildcards (let alone regular expressions) in its text substitution process.

So, no, there is no easier and/or faster way than emitting 3 instructions.

If you're allowed to look into alternatives, you might be able to achieve what you're looking for by using the free text editor Notepad++. Here I made a quick example that uses a simple regular expression Test\d to match the lines in that file.
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Then I just click Replace All and removed all occurrences in one go:
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I hope that's what you're looking for.

For completeness sake, this is the regular expression which I sent you via email to match your class= parts:

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can you recomment any software that could do it? – Sifr87 Mar 12 '12 at 13:43
what im trying to do is find and replace using different keywords in one file. What i want is to remove it by clicking one.. – Sifr87 Mar 12 '12 at 13:47
Notepad++ is a very popular, free text editor that has extensive text replacement support. Most likely, you'll be able to achieve what you're looking for. – Oliver Salzburg Mar 12 '12 at 13:49
Ok, I thought I've understood what you want to achieve, but I haven't. Please explain it in more detail in your question. – Oliver Salzburg Mar 12 '12 at 13:50
for example there is this one file that contains "Test1", "Test2" and "Test3", i want to get rid of them in one click.. i just need a text editor that can find and replace using multiple keywords – Sifr87 Mar 12 '12 at 13:53

Vim will of course do this, as any other text editing task you can imagine. The problem is that it may take a while to learn if you never used it.

Anyway, this is how:


It's search and replace using regexp. The part between the first and second /, is the search string and between second and last the replacement string (in this case empty).

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