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I use \n, but the new line is not replaced.

I supposed the new lines contain 2 characters, \n and \l, but searching and replacing \l yields to no results as well.

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Possible duplicate of… – nixda Jan 28 '13 at 6:48
@nixda This question is about looking for newlines, the other is about inserting newlines. – Daniel Beck Jan 28 '13 at 7:01
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Are you sure you enabled search-mode "extended"?

By the way, what kind of "new line" depends on the system you are working on. On Windows you might try and search for \r\n

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\l -> matched lowercase letters (…) – Korenaga Jan 28 '13 at 6:34
\r is indeed the issue – Jim Thio Jan 28 '13 at 6:45
how do you show the CR LF thingy anyway? – Jim Thio Jan 28 '13 at 8:15
@JimThio Menu Bar » View » Show symbol » Show end of line – nixda Jan 28 '13 at 8:39

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