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I think the following can be done in a search & replace function.

How can I select until

and turn it to:


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Use a regular expression. Replacing ^[^:]*: with : should do what you need.


^      Start of the line
[^:]*  Any character except colon, zero or more repetitions
:      Colon
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What you want can be achieved using Regular Expressions, which are supported by Notepad++

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