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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Notepad++ - Removing the first column in a comma separated file

I have a large CSV file that I need to remove the first column of data. I cannot open it in Excel because Excel converts some of the values in the columns to scientific numbers. I am using Notepad++, ...
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What is the way to use FTP and Notepad++ (without using its build-in FTP or a FTP client like FileZilla)?

I use Notepad++ for more than 2 years now, and there's only 1 thing that it needs for me to be perfect: a actually-working-ftp-plugin. It has an FTP plugin, written by someone that meanwhile left the ...
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Find and Replace text between ^ and ~ in Notepad++

I have a large text file where I want to remove all text between the ^ symbol and the ~ symbol. This needs to work across lines as well. I tried doing a regular Find and Replace using ^*~ in the Find ...
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How can I enforce so Notepad++ uses UTF-8 every time I create a new file?

I want to use the character encoding UTF-8 (without BOM) on my files. I can change the encoding from the "Format" menu, but it is reset every time I create a new file or open a file. How can I do so ...
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In Notepad++, can I copy multiple rows into the leading or trailing space of another file?

Say I have the following 2 files open in Notepad++ Is it possible to copy the text on the right and paste it into the left, so that I will end up with A copy B this C text D over ...
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ANSI to UTF-8 in Notepad++

I have a text encoded in ANSI: When I tried to convert it into UTF-8 (using the Notepad++ menu Encoding > UTF-8), I get some weird characters: I thought that UTF-8 was a superset of ANSI and ...
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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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Column editing in Notepad++ is awesome. How can I copy/paste in column mode?

Let's say I have a document like this: A A A B B B How can I put the Bs after the As on each line, like this: A B A B A B
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Where are Notepad++ config files?

I know this question has been asked before and I have read many answers from various forums regarding this issue but I have never ever been able to find my actual configuration files for Notepad++. ...
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“Go To File” Feature/Plugin for Notepad++

Is there a way to get the Go to file... functionality from Textmate in Notepad++? For example, if I press Ctrl-T, a dialog box comes up, type in (partial) string and it filters through the files in ...
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Notepad++ inserting special Unicode characters in UTF-8

What's the best ways to enter special Unicode characters into a Notepad++ document? Do I have to rely on the operating system (Windows)? Looking for a see-and-click solution. I can bring up 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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NotePad++ - Why does finding ^ not work?

I am trying to move away from TextPad, and I just can't get regular expressions like ^ and $ to be replaced. I have definitely ticked the regular expression box. What am I doing wrong? I am trying ...
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Export all regular expression matches in Textpad or Notepad++ as a list

In Textpad or Notepad++ is there an option to export all the matches for a regular expression find, as a single list? In a big text file, I am searching for tags (words enclosed in % %), using ...
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How can I indent the wrapped text in Notepad++?

How can I change Notepad++ setting so that wrapped lines gets indented automatically? Right now I have something like this: some text that wraps to next line some indented text that also wraps ...
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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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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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Is there a Notepad++ feature to add some vertical space to the bottom or scroll below last line?

Whenever I'm doing some coding in Notepad++ i need to add some lines at the bottom so if i scroll down, the code doesn't stop at the bottom at the window. The problem is that I sometimes forget to ...
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JSON Validator for Notepad++?

I'm looking for a plugin that can check the current opened file and instantly tell me whether it is valid JSON or not (eg whether there's a comma or a bracket missing) — is there any? I'm currently ...
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How to disable anti-aliasing in Notepad++ 6.7.9.2

I recently upgraded Notepad++ from 6.7.8.2 to 6.7.9.2. Now the content of the documents is anti-aliased. It wasn't the case before. Note that the only the content of the document is now anti-aliased ...
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Reverse line order in Notepad++ [duplicate]

Is there a way to reverse the line order (considering \r\n line break) of a file using Notepad++? Input: Line 1 Line 2 Line 3 Required Output: Line 3 Line 2 Line 1 Any ...
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Notepad++ Installation Error

When installing Notepad++ on Windows 7 64-bit, I receive this error: Error opening file for writing: C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\langs.model.xml Click Abort to stop the installation, Retry to ...
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Notepad++ doesn't launch (notepad++.exe present in the task manager)

Yesterday Notepad++ was runnable, but today it doesn't. In spite of the notepad++.exe (with its 13 process) presence is the tasks manager, Notepad++ window doesn't launch. I tried to uninstall and ...
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How can I use the Lucida Grande font in Windows?

I'm a Windows user but I want to use the Lucida Grande font in Notepad++ and Eclipse IDE. I didn't find that font listed for Notepad++ when I tried to change the font in the style configurator. ...
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Notepad++ keyboard shortcut to toggle “Find Result” window

Is there a keyboard shortcut to toggle "Find Result" windows? Or can this be configured in the Shortcut Mapper? I seem cannot find the setting.
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Notepad++ isn't showing “Update Notepad++” menu item

I can't find the suggested manual update or auto-update feature in menu/settings of Notepad++. I don't use a proxy. Just a direct Internet connection.
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How Can I Find Nth Character in Notepad++?

From the following text, I'd like to find a n th character. For example, the 10th character is "u"`. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Pellentesque ac arcu sit amet lorem ...
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Strikethrough in notepad++

Is there anyway I can have text with strikethrough style in notepad++? I use notepad++ for my to-do lists, and being able to assign strikethrough to the highlighted text (especially if it could be on ...
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Notepad++ Disable/Lock Zoom

Is it possible to disable or lock the zoom feature in Notepad++ ? I'm doing a lot of copying and pasting, and the zoom level keeps changing on me. It's driving me nuts!
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Use Notepad++ to change under_score_case to CamelCase?

I can write a regular expression in NP++ to find under_score_case. I can use TextFX in NP++ to change case to upper and lower case by highlighting and selecting. How can I use either NP++'s ...
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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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How can I reverse a line in Notepad++?

Is it possible to reverse a single line in Notepad++? Example: Hello world Would change to dlrow olleH Should I install a plugin for such functionality? UPDATE: I'd like to keep the clipboard in ...
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Can Notepad++ be made to open file links in itself?

In Settings/Preferences, Notepad++ has an option on the MISC. tab under 'Clickable Link Settings' to the right, to Enable to open links found in the edited files. It underlines them and opens them on ...
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How To Change Tab Font Size In Notepad++

Just like the title says, I'm trying to change the font size in Notepad++ to the default font size. I don't know why it's so huge.
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NotePad++ shortcut for selecting whole word

I know in notepad++ i can use mouse doubleclick to select whole word, but i want to use some keybord shortcut. For example in visual studio it's ctrl+w by default and it's very useful. Can i specify ...
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How would I replace a “TAB” in Notepad++?

I'm attempting to format a giant list. Each entry in the list is separated by a tab. I'd like to replace it with a \r\n in Notepad++. How would I got about this?
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Notepad++ expand/collapse block with keyboard

My question is pretty straight-forward, is there a way in Notepad++ to expand and collapse blocks with keyboard shortcut? I already know about the alt+0 and alt+shift+0 to expand / collapse all blocks ...
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Make Notepad++ remember a particular language for a particular file?

I have a number of files that I would like colored different ways even though they have the same extension. For example, I have some *.config files that are actually Python files and some that are ...
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Notepad++ not launching in Windows 7

On my Windows 7 64-bit, Notepad++ nor its PortableApps.com equivalent won't launch. The process and the splash appear, but beyond that it doesn't work, splash doesn't disappear. It's been like that ...
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Notepad++ Delete Lines with Find & Replace

Does anyone know how to delete a line using Find & Replace in Notepad++ ? In my Find query it finds the proper lines okay: ^.pPrev.$ In the Replace field, I leave it blank thinking the line ...
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Notepad++ ignoring search results on same line

When you perform a search of a bunch of files in Notepad++, if it finds the text you were looking for in the same line multiple times, the search results window will display the same line multiple ...
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How to remove all the duplicated words on every line using Notepad++?

I'm working on a file containing lines with keywords and some lines contain duplicated keywords. For example: dangerous,dangerous,hazardous,perilous I want to tell Notepad++ that I want to remove ...
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Notepad++ Jump between opening and closing html tags

If I've currently got a html tag highlighted in Notepad++, is there a way to automatically jump to the closing tag and vice-versa?
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What does STX, SOH, and GS mean in Notepad++ output?

Upon reviewing the MIME source for an email (presumably containing international characters), I see stuff like this in Notepad++ I understand that CRLF is carriage return line feed, but what about ...
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Creating special commands for Notepad++ using NppExec

Notepad++ has a convenient timestamp facility built-in with the choice of short or long formats, but both use the built-in date format of the computer they're on, showing either the month first (if ...
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How can I sort the lines in a text file, by the length of each line, in Notepad++?

How Can I sort a text file by line length in notepad++? Is there any plugin available for the mentioned task? In case that there is no plugin, What is the first and maybe second tutorial to read, In ...
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Is it possible Notepad++ to change the theme based on current filetype

For example, if I open a text file, notepad++ would open it in 'default' theme. But if I open a php file for instance, it would open it in 'custom_theme1'. I know notepad++ is highly extensible, so I ...
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How does “Autoclose braces” work in Notepad++?

When I enable the option and enter an opening bracket (or brace) it does not auto-close itself. Does auto-close have a different meaning than what I am understanding?
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Transpose column to row

How do I convert code from a column: 1 2 3 4 to in a row (with spaces): 1 2 3 4 using Notepad++ ?
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How do I remove the last part of every line in notepad++?

I know this can be done in notepad++, but I'm not finding the right replace syntax. I want to remove the last part of this sentence, starting from ?: ...