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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Reverse Name order in Notepad++

I have a load of names in a file in the format Lastname, Firstname: Williams, Hywel Williams, Mark  Williams, Roger Williams, Stephen ... Is there a simple way of reversing them in ...
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Modify multiple HTML files in multiple folders automatically

Is there some way to modify multiple HTML files in multiple folders? I want to apply a new HTML design template over an old HTML website. The website is quite big, and doing this manually will take ...
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Looking for a Windows text editor with “duplication”

Does anyone know of a text editor for Windows that supports what I call "duplication". What I mean by this is: Say you're working with a large file. You want to view/change different parts of the ...
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How do I make Notepad++ delete lines like Eclipse does?

Eclipse has a keyboard shortcut which deletes either the current line (if nothing is selected) or all lines which are part of the currently selected text: Ctrl+D. Is there a way to make Ctrl+D do the ...
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How do I associate all unknown file types with notepad++?

I work alot with billing and files the bank etc. send me files that have date extensions or some counter as an extension: eg file1.20110315 or file2.123 So the extension changes every time I receive ...
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How can I enable variable highlighting and bracket highlighting for TextMate?

I am trying TextMate on a Mac and there are a lot of things i miss on Notepad++ that I wish TextMate has. Does anyone know if there is a way to enable bracket highlighting so I can see which ...
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Notepad++ jump list not working from start menu

I have notepad++ v5.8.7 on Windows 7 SP1. Jump list for application is not working from start menu?? It worked few months ago, i don't know when it stopped. How to fix this? Unpin and repin didn't ...
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How can I add autocomplete in notepad++ for javascript in an .html file?

Notepad++ does auto-complete for html and also for JavaScript. but the auto-completion depends on file extension.html file supports completion for html only. Is there a way to enable auto-completion ...
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Is there a Notepad++ plugin or built-in feature that autocloses quotation marks?

I have looked at TextFX, but to no avail.
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Notepad++ “Compress whitespace” effect

I'm looking for a mechanism within notepad++ to replace runs of consecutive whitespace with a single space, like the "Compress whitespace" command in notepad2. Essentially, in regex form: s/\s+/ /g ...
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Placing tags around selected text in notepad++

Is there a plugin, macro, or some sort of option for placing tags around selected text after I highlight and begin typing?
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Viewing updates to HTML file in browser after editing in Notepad++

Editing an HTML file in Notepad++ I now want to see the updated page in Google Chrome, Firefox and IE. Is there a shortcut that I can use to see the changes as rendered through the different ...
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Why do I get special characters in my Notepad++ macros?

Ok so every time I go to make a macro for <br /> I wind up getting special characters because of the shift button and such this is what I wind up getting when I run the macro after just plainly ...
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How to Use Notepad++ FTP? [duplicate]

I'm trying to find a new code editor, have gone through several, and am now using Notepad++, which I hear is a favorite of developers. My problem is that while I see that Notepad++ has FTP, as far as ...
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Where are the paths to the files open in Notepad++ (last open tabs) stored?

i.e. todo.txt, medical.txt, etc. I looked at XML files in C:\Program Files\Notepad++, but to no avail.
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Abbreviate exe name in Windows PATH [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Running programs by typing some alias in Windows Right now I have Notepad++ (or any other app) in my PATH and can fire it up from the CMD by typing notepad++ < ...
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Is it possible to use backreferrences in notepad++?

In my specific example, for a selection of lines I want to duplicate them inline, separated by an arbitrary marker Ie, stringA stringB becomes stringA_something_stringA stringB_something_stringB ...
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notepad++ regexp to find all lines which contain a specific string

I am looking for a notepad++ regexp that contains a specific string. I then want to delete this whole line.
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Different language syntax highlighting within same file

I'm trying to get simple syntax highlighting working within a file. Here's the setup. I have an index.php file, which Notepad++ correctly highlights any PHP code between the <? and ?> tags. ...
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How can I delete rest of the line after a specific string?

I'm looking for a way to search for a specific string e.g. '=UUID:' and delete it and all following characters per line. I would prefer a way/macro/addon for notepad++. But all other tools or scripts ...
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Multiline select in Notepad++

In Sublime Text, if I perform a find for an occurrence of a particular word, not only is this occurrence found, but it is also selected and has the cursor at the end of each occurrence so that pushing ...
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Notepad++ code outline as Eclipse's outline

Folding and unfolding blocks of code helps, but in bigger files I really want to have the outline overview of a class and its methods. So, is there a plugin or anything for Notepad++ that I can have ...
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How do I open 2 instances of the same file in notepad++ side by side with their own scrollbars in a single Notepad++ window?

I remember doing this a long time ago and have forgotten how I had done it. I like to do this when I have long html or php files to edit and I need part of the code from further down the file in a ...
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Notepad++ CSS Files

When I open a CSS file which has each property on a new line it inserts an extra new line in between so they have a whole line separation in between them. I would love for this to not happen however I ...
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Can I search and replace in a Notepad++ macro?

I'm trying to create a macro in Notepad++ that allows me to do a few standard Search & Replaces. I can get the macro to do everything (add lines, add characters) except search and replace. I ...
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Does Notepad++ have an “unclose” command?

For example, I often hit ctrl+w along with ctrl+s when I'm saving documents, causing them to save and then close. I can reopen them if I use the recent files list, but I am wondering if Notepad++ has ...
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buggy notepad++ plugin manager

I seem to have this problem that when I open notepad++ it shows the updates available and when I select them to update a dialog box appears saying that updates failed. I am running windows 7 with ...
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Installing Notepad++ via WINE on Ubuntu Linux

After moving to Linux, I miss having Notepad++ with me and I want to bring it along to my new environment. I have Wine installed and downloaded the npp.5.8.5.Installer.exe. I have no idea what ...
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Notepad++: Rule based line highlighting

Is there a way to automatically highlight lines based on predefined rules in Notepad++? I'm not talking about syntax highlighting, but rather about log files readability. I'm looking either for a ...
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Notepad++ new line only inserting CR when opening empty file (0 byte text file created in Windows Explorer)

Background: I ran into a really odd issue where part of a php page just stopped parsing but only when it was uploaded to the server. Runs fine locally. The part where it cut off was after a ...
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Notepad++ Reindent XML breaks lines

I'm attempting to use Notepad++ TextFX HTMLTidy -> Tidy: Reindent XML. This works well with the following exception. Lines longer than 70 character are wrapped, breaking the validity of my xml. ...
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How to open a file for editing in Administrator mode?

I have .config files set to open in Notepad++. The files I edit are typically in protected locations (e.g. c:\windows\, c:\program files..., etc..) thus requiring administrator access. I'd like to ...
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LESS and CSS3 syntax highlighting

I found this post on SU, but it doesn't seem to address my needs exactly, so I'll ask a similar question. I normally use PSPad, and I'm also not too scared of Notepad++. They are both good editors, ...
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Can Notepad++ mark scrollbar with visual indicators of search results?

Can Notepad++ highlight search results in its scrollbar area, whereby the scrollbar represents the height of the entire document being viewed and is visually marked (colour-coded, ticked or otherwise) ...
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How can I view two files side by side in Notepad++

I would like to split the Notepad++ window so that I can edit two files side by side. How can I do this in Notepad++?
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How to save font settings in Notepad++

I like the vim Dark Blue style in Notepad++, but I want to use it with Lucida instead of Consolas. When I change the font to Lucida, it is never saved. Is there a way to save a custom style that ...
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Find and Replace using Notepad++

I'm trying to use Notepad++ to do some find and replace as I'm dealing with up to few thousand of lines of data. The below is the example of the data structure that i am dealing with. A = Can be any ...
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ShellExecute failed (2) error for Notepad++ on Windows 7 64bit

ShellExecute failed (2): Is this command correct? "C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\notepad++.exe [location of file to edit] I seem to have some issue with RIGHT CLICK > Edit with Notepad ++. ...
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Using Notepad++ as IE7 “View Source” Application

The method described at the end of this blog entry has instructions for making Notepad++ (or any application) the default text editor for IE7's View Source feature. The problem is, the file IE7 sends ...
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Notepad++: Ctrl-S does not Save, instead inserts [DC3]; Ctrl-F inserts [ACK]

I've been using Notepad++ more as my primary code editor. Just a few minutes ago, however, I accidentally pressed some combination of keys (no idea what I pressed) and suddenly my standard shortcut ...
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Find and Replace several several different values all at once

I have a file with multiple instances of Text_1 and Text1 and I need to replace both those strings with Text_A and TextB respectively. Currently I'm doing two Find and Replace functions on each ...
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How to prevent Notepad++ search to loop?

I like when a search functionality tells me there's no more results when reaching the end of the file, rather than looping to the beginning of the file. How can I do that in Notepad++? I can't find ...
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Open http:// links from Notepad++ to default web browser

can I open http links from an notepad++ document directly to my default web browser ? Like textpad : CTRL + Click ?
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Run a script from within notepad++

I would like to include one awk sript (logtool) which will use an opened notepad++ file to perform some filtering on the file, I used to make it in ultraedit very simply, How can I make it run in ...
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How to stop warning in Notepad ++ if file has been modified from outside

How to stop warning in Notepad ++ if file is modified from outside?
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Notepad++ like editor for linux which highlights words on right clicking

What I'm looking for is the Notepad++ feature where I can highlight words on right clicking and choosing one of the 5 styles (so that all instances of that word get highlighted with that color), in ...
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Notepad++ Load langs.xml failed (Windows 7 home premium)

I tried to make notepad++ the default program I used this .bat: rem START BATCH COMMANDS rem PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT USER ACCOUNT CONTROL (UAC) IS TURNED OFF AND PC HAS BEEN REBOOTED FIRST! rem If you ...
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How to make Notepad++ open each file in new window?

There is -multiInst launch parameter that lets you open more than one instance of Notepad++, but how to make it launch a new window every time when I click on "Edit with Notepad++" or "Open With..." ...
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Disabling doc list when using ctrl-tab in Notepad++

I'Is there a way to disable the "doc list" that is displayed when you switch between documents with CTRL-TAB? I'm used to editplus, where hitting CTRL-TAB simply switches the document immediately. ...
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Configuring Notepad++ to highlight .proj files as XML

Digging around the settings, Google and Super User, I haven't found how to do this.