Notepad++ is a free source code editor and Notepad replacement that supports several languages. Running in the MS Windows environment, its use is governed by GPL License.

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Clear find result in notepad++ with keystrokes or plugin

I'm trying to find a keystroke or plugin (that I could assign a hotkey to) to do the following: Focus the "Find Result" window (I know the F7 key does the focusing, but I think it's also a toggle) ...
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Delete text before “=” sign in Notepad++

How to delete a text before "=" in notepad ++. Example 'abc = def' '123 = 456' Output Should be 'def' '456' Thanks
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Wildcard replace in Notepad++ with line breaks at unknown positions

I have an XML file in which I need to replace a certain, reoccuring text. However, line breaks and carriage returns can appear in the text anywhere. The text is always like this: @RELEASED{XXX} ...
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Line Manipulation Reformat text Notepad++ or PSPaD

I have about 40,000 lines I need to look like first line - no paragraph marks. The trouble is, I can't use join lines then use (\d\D+)& $1\n to get like line 1 because of numbers inside of ...
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Notepad++ extract links from html tag with class

I have a text which consists of different html elements and links like this one: <a href="somelink" class="details btn secondary large">. I want to extract links from a href tag. What are ...
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Treat part of a Regex expression as non-special characters

Let's say I've got a regex expression utilizing some of the special chars, but also a portion with 'normal' text that just happens to have some symbols in. Let's also say I'm too lazy to start ...
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Save Current Recorded Macro in Notepad++

I'm hoping someone can help, or at least identify this is a known issue. I'm able to record a macro in Notepad++ (Windows 7, 64-bit) and "stop recording" but at any time after that, the Macro menu ...
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Notepad++ Bad Allocation - where do I find the restore files?

My Notepad++ just closed because of "Bad Allocation". I didn't know it would close before it was too late. Eager to work on, I just clicked away an error message that read sth like "All I could save, ...
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Notepad++ - Replace multiple lines with multiple lines

I've got 3 text file with thousands of lines like this: File n°1 name1_a name2_a name3_a name4_a name5_a File n°2 name1_a name4_a name5_a File n°3 name1_b name4_b name5_b What I want to do ...
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A Notepad++ file templates just like pyscripter

In PyScripter when we create a new file templates and use it (Tools > Options > File templates); i can easily give short hand tags like $[ActiveDoc-Name] for automatically update the name of ...
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how to Replace 4th occurence of | with space in each row in notepad++

I have the following huge random data 1231286234|453|1234|xxx|aabbc|xcvxcvxcv|xcvxcvxcv|Xcvxcvxcv 1231286234|453|1234|xxx| aabbc|xcvxcvxcv|xcvxcvxcv|Xcvxcvxcv 1231286234|453|1234|xxx ...
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Notepad++ illegal XML character target search using Regex

Fellow Forum Members, I am using the latest version of NotePad++ and I have done a search for illegal XML symbols such as "&", ">", "<", "©" among 200 separate XML files. I found a couple of ...
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hanging indent continues after empty line, but it shouldn't

In notepad++ 6.7.7 When I start typing this line, it obviously start completely to the left: no indent. OK To type this line I pressed enter after the previous line, typed three spaces and the ...
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Notepad++: centralize the screen at the text cursor?

Is there a shortcut to recentralize my vision to the line I am working on with Notepad++, just like emacs' C-l, or something equivalent?
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Run Notepad++ macros on command line

I have a lot of txt files in a folder and what I want to do is creating a Python script wich reads all the files contained in this folder and applies to each of them a n++ macro. To do this I need to ...
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Notepad++ - Merge all lines into one and add separator

So this is my situation: I have a lot of lines like this: line1 line2 line3 line4 And they all start with different spaces. What I want to do is merge all the lines in the ...
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How to Remove Columns from a Notepad++ File

I want to remove a column in the middle of a txt file in notepad++. The length of the file is approximate 50K+ lines so i prefer to not have to hold down a key while the cursor slowly makes its way ...
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How to set Notepad++ GUI text to a bigger font?

I can't seem to find anything about this topic anywhere on the net, so I am asking here. Is there any way to increase visual font styles of the interface's text of Npp? I am not talking about the ...
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ICS file - edit in Notepad++ to merge lines that begin with space

my ICS calendar automatically puts carriage returns in the summary field which causes other programs to truncate on import. I've noticed that the following line to the carriage return always starts ...
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How to limit keyword highlighting when they appear in variable names

I imported a custom language for PL/SQL into Notepad++, and I'm trying to fine-tune the syntax highlighting. I've enabled code folding for multi-line comments, and changed the background colour on ...
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Create macro and hop to next line

so my question is if there is a possibility that a macro ends in the next line. I currently need to edit an xml file in notepad++ and after certain lines I have to add a <br />. I already ...
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How do I prevent notepad++ from opening multiple instances of the same file while also allowing multiple instances of notepad++?

I want to be able to open multiple files, each in a different notepad++ instance, while only allowing one instance of each individual file to be open at the same time. Is there a way to do this?
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Using notepad++ command line commands

I am trying to use the -l parameter in a notepad++ command line to open a file and have the highlighting be set to highlight for C++. I typed in the command: notepad++ -lC++ file.cpp For some ...
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Notepad++ auto trim trailing spaces on save only for some file extensiones

I'm using a Notepad++ macro to 'Trim trailing and save' files. And I have setup to [Ctrl]+[S] hotkey. But, sometimes I'm editing files that I need to keep their spaces. Is it possible to set up a ...
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Notepad++ virtual left padding after gutter?

Is there a way to add some sort of padding or "virtual spacing" along the left edge of a file in Notepad++? I don't want the spacing to actually be in the file, just a bit of virtual separation from ...
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API code completion in Notedpad++

Is it possible to get auto-complete for API and your own libraries/classes in Notedpad++? For example, when I write a Java program, I want the classes after import java.util. to appear in a list as it ...
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Notepad++ - How can I add a dot (.) to every alternate line?

I have a sample data like this: #10009 #10009 #10010 #10010 And I want to make it like: #10009 #10009. #10010 #10010.
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Notepad++: How to fold tab text hierarchy and use it as an outline

I love notepad++ but cant find the feature described: Using a text outline defined by (TAB) as an outline (IE: Being able to fold/collapse based upon that hierarchy) I found another software that does ...
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how to make Tabs from notepad++ behave like in windows' 7 notepad

I'm using notepad++ on daily basis, but sometimes, just for fast notes, I use also the notepad provided in Windows 7. When I want to organize the data (making a sort of table) and I'm using Tabs (in ...
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Notepad++ Syntax Highlight: How can I set a delimiter with spaces?

I'm creating my User Define Language in notepad++, and I have a delimiter set like this: open: try escape: close: : But when I type entry, the try gets highlighted, as the delimiter I've set. How ...
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How do I convert code/characters from a row to column

How do I convert code/characters from a row: 1 2 3 4 5 to in a column: 1 2 3 4 5 using Notepad++ ?
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Notepad++ Find and Replace: Wildcard Varying Number of Lines?

I have a tricky problem. I need to make a minor change to a large number of xml files (500+). The change involves switching a value from 'false' to 'true.' The line that needs to change looks like ...
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I want to use Notepad++ with Dropbox but the option is disabled even though Dropbox is installed

I'm using Notepad++ on several computers, and rather than saving locally on each one I want to save to my Dropbox. There is an option in Notepad++ to do this, but it remains disabled. According to ...
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Sort array in the sourcefile

I have written a script using Notepad++, and in it I have hardcoded an array. This is a script which I have expanded on over the years, and thus the array have gotten "unsorted". Let's say that it now ...
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Using wildcard search and replace in Notepad++

Basically I have the following in Notepad++: |RD1-team01= |RD1-team02= |RD1-team03= |RD1-team04= ... and so on. And I want to use the wildcard to add a space before the equals sign (=). There are ...
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Create new file in WinSCP with UTF-8 without BOM encoding

I'm using WinSCP in order to work via SFTP with a remote server running a Linux distro. I'm also using Notepad++ (latest version) as my text editor (when editing a remote file). When I use WinSCP to ...
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Wine Error - Prefix Creation Aborted

I'm trying to install on my iMac Notepad++ with WineBottler but I get the error "Prefix Creation Aborted" with the following error log: ###BOTTLING### default.sh ###BOTTLING### Gathering debug ...
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How to combine sections of text, line by line

Is there a way (in Microsoft Office, Notepad++, etc), to combine multiple sections of text, line by line, so, for example, my text would changes from this: section 1, line 1 section 1, line 2 ...
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Notepad++ Remove Text after String

my text from IEEE looks like as follows: Spinellis, Diomidis, "The Strategic Importance of Release Engineering," Software, IEEE , vol.32, no.2, pp.3,5, Mar.-Apr. 2015 URL: ...
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Does notepad++ support switching between tabs using numbers

Notepad++ supports either switching between the most recently used tabs or adjacent tabs (depending on notepad++ configuration). I was hoping to switch between tabs like ctrl+1, ctrl+2 etc just as in ...
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Delete all script code when saving an HTML file

I save and archive a lot of Paypal receipts, and the files come with tons of garbage script code not necessary for archival purposes. I would like to come up with a way to strip all that code so I ...
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Regex to select only specific number of spaces

I am using notepad++ and I want to do a find & replace operation. For example 4 number of spaces means 1 tab 6 number of spaces means 2 tabs etc. In my file all the spaces are in the ...
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Notepad++ NppExec plugin only reads the last line

When I copy/paste a multiline input into the NppExec console, my program only receives the last line. Is there a way to make NppExec send the entire input to my program?
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How to know cursor position index in an editor

I'm working with an HTML file, and I need to know my cursor position index in the overall file. In Visual Studio, I can see the line number and column number in status bar. In Notepad++ too, in the ...
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How to select lines containing (only/at least) 3 commas?

I have a text document which contains some lines with 2 commas and some lines with 3 commas. I want to select all lines with 3 commas. How can I do that? Here is an example document : ...
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Add select next match in Notepad++ (like Ctrl + D in Sublime Text)

I am searching for a way to use the following functionality in the open source Notepad++. In SublimeText if you press Ctrl + D (mac: cmd + D I think) this happens: If there is no selection then the ...
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Is there a program for Chrome that lets you upload files to an FTP server?

I am using notepad++ and have been trying to upload files to my ftp server. I am getting exceedingly frustrated by not being able to do this. Whenever I click connect, I see the following output ...
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Replacing strings of (Hexidecimal) zeros in Notepad++

I have binary code that have 4 sets of zero strings (00 00 00 00) and also have sets of 3 (00 00 00). I want to get rid of the sets of 4. (replace with nothing.) When I do 00 00 00 00 in "find", it's ...
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FTP is corrupting files since a few days

Since a few days, every ftp upload I run corrupts files over a certain size, mostly after 400 - 500 lines of code, the file breaks, starts all over from the beginning, and then after a few lines ...
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When I go to use the letters C, A or the directional pad it doesn't work

In Notepad++ when I use the C key a box appears that has the title "Column/multi-selection editor". I was using Notepad++ yesterday but now when I want to type "class", it doesn't work, but when I got ...