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I have a javascript file with millions of lines. The problem is that IE doesn't support , (comma) followed by } (curly close bracket).

In Notepad++ I'm able to find all the commas which are being followed by a curly close bracket, by using this regular expression: \,.*\}.

But when the comma and the curly close bracket are not in the same line, the regex doesn't match it:

somestring,

    }
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All you need to do is check . matches newline in Notepad++ Search/Replace Search Mode:

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This will make the dot . in your regex match newline, so .* will match any number of newlines.

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I had a similar problem, I tested this out using the following and got it to work:

REPLACE - ,\r\n\r\n\s+}
WITH - ‹blank›

NOTE: In my Replace tab I have "Wrap around" checked with Search Mode set to "Regular Expression" and I am using Notepad++ v6.4.3.

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The problem is in notepad version. Updated to notepad++ v6.1.8 and this regular expression worked \,[\r\n\s]*\}

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