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I have a log file with time stamps on each line such as

2012-06-26 21:31:40 Killshot: Something, Something...
2012-06-26 21:31:40 Killed [player name]
2012-06-26 21:31:40 Executing Death Sequence
2012-06-26 21:31:41 Restarting match

I want to replace all the timestamps with blank space in N++. How would I go about having it replace all the different timestamps with that blank space?

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You can use this expression:

\d{4}-\d{2}-\d{2} \d{2}:\d{2}:\d{2}

As suggested by @slhck, one can use \d to replace [0-9], thus reducing the expression.

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Having difficulties reading the expression:

\d -> any digit from 0 to 9.
{4} -> four chars count.
\d{4} will search for four numbers.

Repeating this to mach the desired date format, adding the relevant separators like: -, : and , we've got an expression for this problem.

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You can just use \d for a digit instead of [0-9]. – slhck Jul 21 '12 at 1:50
    
@slhck Tks, updated! – Zuul Jul 21 '12 at 2:03

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