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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Remove spaces at beginning of line if first non-space character is a letter (Notepad++)

I am using Notepad++ to cleanup some wiki code and would like to do the following: I need to remove all leading spaces from a line but only if the first non-space character is a letter. Here's an ...
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Remove Certain Characters in Long Chain (SMS)

I have a long .xml file of SMS with some messages in this format: <sms protocol="0" address=" (xxx) xxx-xxxx" date="1349121360000" type="2" subject="null" body="Body of the SMS is here" toa="null" ...
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How to use Notepad++ to find files in a directory that do not contain string

Does anyone know a quick and easy way to use Notepad++'s "find in files" (or other feature) to find files that do not contain a string? For example: List all files in c:\inetpub\mywebsite that do ...
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Is it possible to automate Notepad++, specifically the search and replace across files?

Is it possible to automate Notepad++, specifically the search and replace across files? I want to be able to automate the search and replacement of placeholder values across a number of file types, ...
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Regex search in text editors UltraEdit or Notepad++

I would like to find the above code and replace with my own code. <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd"> ...
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List files and sort them manually Notepad++

I saw similar questions, but not one that resolves my need. I´m using Notepad++. I´m working with more than 50 files taking advantage (for navigation, aka, go to one file to other) of the “Document ...
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How can I change the standard “save as” filetype of Notepad++?

In which weird file format, unreadable to other applications, does Notepad++ save its files and how I can change it? I searched through all the settings/options, but didn't find anything. How can I ...
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Notepad++ visibility for BOM

How to use the 6.2.3 version of Notepad++.I want to know how to make visible of BOM chanracters.I tried with menu list available but no use. But those characters are available only at Linux ...
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Multiline find and replace wrapper with wildcard inside

I'm trying to put a wrapper around a bunch of fields that already exist. I want to convert this: <div class="editor-label"> @Html.LabelFor(Function(model) model.FirstName) </div> ...
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Set Notepad++ Linewrap indentation to 2 characters?

In Notepad++ 6.6.9, I have set Linewrap to Indent: However, this indents by 4 characters. How can I make this indent by 2 characters instead?
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Remove lines ending with a specific format in Notepad++

I've got a simple array in Notepad++: bla.vmt" bla.vtf" bla_exponent.vtf" I want to get rid of the lines ending with .vmt and _exponent.vtf.
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Notepad++ delete everything in line after certain character?

I have seen and used many other tips and advice to help what I am doing, Im not coding or anything just working with normal text and messaging and I wanting to know how to delete everything in a line ...
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Notepad++ doesn't show Russian letters

I'm trying to setup the translation file (.php) but can't get Notepad++ to display the Russian text. The file was created on a PC with Russian Windows 7 (Windows Notepad) and everything looks fine ...
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How to disable the “highlight changes” feature?

Our admins deployed a new version of Notepad++ (version 6.3) on our machines, and this version is highlighting all changes done in a file by default. It does so by setting the background color of ...
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Import content from another text file in a current text file at specific lines in Notepad++?

Here is my problem: Text 1 alliance of (123456789) alliance of (shhgafstys) alliance of (aseqwerty) ..... Text 2 htp://123.235.235.002 htp://125.126.214.008 htp://129.220.119.189 ..... So is ...
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How do I find this character(by unicode search) in notepad++ ﻁ (\uFEC1 and only that character)

How do I find this character(by unicode search) in notepad++ ﻁ If I go to charmap and I pick this character I type FEC1 in the unicode search box and hit ENTER and it finds the character I look ...
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How to expand/collapse all blocks of ruby code in notepad++?

Is there any way how to collapse all blocks in ruby code in Notepad++? It is much easy to navigate the code of functions, routes in Sinatra and blocks in rufus if all blocks are collapsed.
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Replace returns wrong capturing group

I have a text file that looks something like this: ,'','a','bc','def','ghi','lmn','op','qr','stu' I'm trying to replace groups of 5 with the match and a line break for easy readability. So, I'm ...
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Create multiple paragraphs without manually adding the paragraph tags in Notepad++?

I have 18 pdfs in multiple languages with about 15 pages in each that need to be converted to html pages. The formatting isn't retained using save as so I'm copying the content to Notepad++. Is it ...
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Split a string up into rows by delimiter in Notepad++

I have a very long string, with with data split up by a "|" as a delimiter. It looks something like this: some data||some data|||| I want to split this line by line, to look like this: some data| ...
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Notepad++, Run command and open output in new tab

Is there any way to execute a command from notepad++ and have the results piped back into the program in a new tab?
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Notepad++ does not un-minimize/restore when “Edit in Notepad++”

The context menu on the Windows Explorer, item "Edit in Notepad++" does not unminimized/restore the running Notepad++ instance.
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How do I add brackets to the beginning of every line?

I am trying to add (' to the front of every line. I tried Find what: ^ Replace with: (' and bracket did not show up. How can I add it to the beginning of each line?
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How do I remove empty lines in Notepad++ after pasting in data from Excel?

I want to clean up some data I copied from an Excel spreadsheet and wash off any formatting using Notepad++. I want to take advantage of line numbering of Notepad++ to count the number of lines I ...
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Notepad++ Using User-Defined Language to highlight a substring

I'm working with a programming language without a proper IDE and I'm using notepad++ as my editor. I've set up a user-defined language and it's working pretty well, but I have a problem in that if ...
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How to use the find/replace function with a variable number

Seems simple enough but I cannot find this. I need to find all entries with _setvar_5 Then number 5 being a variable number. how do I find all of those entries and have it find the number but ignore ...
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How to make every last line the first one for every paragraph on Notepad++

I have many paragraphs of different lengths, with a blank line between each of them, that all end with a different signature (name + date + time). I would like to put those signatures to the top of ...
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Removing specific expression on Notepad++

I have bookmarked a specific word in my document, it appears 4429 times. Now I just want to delete that word. The only option I can find is "delete bookmarked lines", but I don't want to get rid of ...
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Can I get split screen in Notepad++ like emacs?

One of the good point with emacs is that you can have split screen so you get two or more views of the same file which allows you to browse around and have a clearer overview of the file. Are there ...
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Notepad++:Is there a way to fix the fact that I can't run Chrome from the run menu?

I am running Notepad++ v.5.9.2 on Windows 7-64 bit. When I try to launch files in IE or Firefox from the Run menu in N++, there's no problem. However, when I click "Launch in Chrome" nothing happens, ...
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Is there any way to recover unsaved notepad++ docs?

I had to immediate shut down, and I lost about 20 unsaved tabs, is there any way to recover these?
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There was a power failure and all my lines of code got turned into “NUL” in notepad++. Is there any way i can get my file back?

That was my many days of work. Is it possible to get back my file? Do you know any way in which i can get my original file back?
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Notepad++ Je suis Charlie edition not allowing Fn button

I just updated my Notepad++ to the “Je suis Charlie” edition and found out that I can no longer use these key combinations on my Lenovo Thinkpad L420: Fn + Play/Pause/Stop/Next/Prev Any suggestions ...
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Saving “Find result window” in Notepad++

I used notepad++ 6.7.5 to do several searches on a number of opened documents and this showed the " Find result window/pane " with all my Finds. The Find result window helps me to find texts in their ...
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Notepad++ or Vim Document Wrap or Text File Wrap

This is going to sound weird, bear with me. I am not looking for the regular word wrap, which I already know how to toggle. Is there any possibility to do a "document wrap" or "text wrap" in ...
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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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Default save extension in my Notepad++ is Normal text but Notepad++ is saving without an extension

When I try to save a file, the default extension is All types (* . *). It basically saves it without an extension, for example just new 1 instead of new 1.txt Default language option in Settings -> ...
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Opening a text file at a certain line (shortcut)

I would like to define a shortcut key which opens a particular text file at a particular line. My preferred editor is Notepad++, but suggestions involving other editors are welcome. How to open ...
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Insert New Line After X Amount Of Periods

Can someone please tell me what command would I need to type to have Notepad++ create a new paragraph after X amount of periods? For example, I want take a large block of text and have Notepad++ ...
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Notepad++ can't download files

I am using Notepad++ v6.7.8.2 with the NppFTP plugin. I can access my server files, but when I try to download them I get, -> CWD /public_html/cuislegibney/css 250 OK. Current directory is ...
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Replacing all special/accented characters with equivalent regular characters in Notepad++

I'm trying to figure out a way to automatically search and replace all special/accented letters/characters (such as Â/Ô) with the equivalent regular letters/characters (A/O) in Notepad++. Tried using ...
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How to add support in Function List for a new user-defined language? (Notepad++ Win7 64bit)

I'm writing in a user-defined language called 'Umajin' (*.u), which has a syntax quite different from C/C++ or any ECMAScript-based language, so we've had to write in the rules for the highlighting. ...
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Notepad++ grouping/capture not working

A regular expression such as "(Received):" should match every "Received" that precedes a ":". N++ is finding for me the whole string: "Received:" So instead of highlighting in my document "Received" ...
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How can I hide the toolbar in Notepad++?

I never use the toolbar in Notepad++. Is there any way I can hide it? I'm talking about this part:
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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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Force Unix line endings for a partition in Notepad++

I've a Linux partition mounted using Web Drive on a Windows PC. It uses the same Drive letter all the time. Whenever I create a empty new text file and then open it with Notepad++, it starts using ...
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Is there a way to manage tabs efficiently in Notepad++

Is there a way to group tabs in Notepad++? I frequently end-up with 30 or more tabs (files) opened, and it's becoming quite hard to figure out which tab I want to switch to. If I could group them ...
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How to migrate Notepad++ settings?

I am trying to portabilize every program I use if possible, and Notepad++ is on the list. The only problem is that I've had a native installation until now so that I'm not totally sure which settings ...
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Easiest way to re-order answer key (list of correct answers)

I have a lot of answer keys that look like this: 1.A;8.C;15.E;22.B 2.B;9.D;16.A;23.C 3.C;10.E;17.B;24.D 4.D;11.A;18.C;25.E 5.E;12.B;19.D;26.A 6.A;13.C;20.E;27.B 7.B;14.D;21.A;28.C I'm trying to ...
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Replace , (comma) within brackets in Notepad++

I want to Replace all instances of , (comma) in a string like: word, synonym, synonym (definition 1, definition2) I do not want to touch anything that is before first ( and I do not want to alter ...