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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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++ 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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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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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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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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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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Concatenating varying number of lines notepad++

I have a file where i need to take varying number of lines and concatenate into one. It could be two, three, or four lines that require concatenation. There is a common set of characters (say 'xxx') ...
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Delete shortcut mapping in Notepad++

I'm just trying to delete some of the keybindings in Notepad++ In the shortcut mapper, Settings -> Shortcut mapper .. I don't think I'll use many of these like SCI_WORDPARTLEFT, ...
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replace different variables into a single variable

I have XML files with entries like this: <path>D:/Shared/export/Outdoor Stage2/Outdoor Stage2_6_Images\Image_0.jpg</path> <path>D:/Shared/export/Outdoor Stage2/Outdoor ...
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In notepad++, is it possible to freeze the active line

Is it possible to freeze the active line in the text window, regardless of which line of code is actually displayed? I want to be able to view code above and below my active line and stay ...
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Notepad++ Check line number in search and replace

I am looking at translating guitar tabs into a string of digits! so when I do a search and replace, its wrong... for example Line 1 a 5 is a "A" line 2 a 5 would mean "D" My question is, How can I ...
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Adding Markdown Sytnax recognition to NotePad++ via UserDefineLang.xml

I want to add MArkdown as a language to NotePad++. I've downloaded the UserDefineLang.xml file from this GitHub Project. As I understand it, I am supposed to simply copy the UserDefineLang.xml file ...
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Sublime Text Show Filanames when using Ctrl+Tab to Browse Opened files

Is there a way to show the list of files when I browse the open files using ctrl+tab keyboard shortcuts. It can be useful in selecting an appropriate file easily and visually. Not a deal-breaker but ...
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Syntax Highlighting for Column-based Language

I am working with files that have a specific character layout, i.e. bytes 1-10 bytes11-20 FirstName LastName FirstName LastName Is there anyway to specify a language that highlights or ...
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Can you reload a file from the server in Notepad++?

In Notepad++ I am using the NppFTP extension and would like to be able to reload the file from the server. There is an option to reload from disc, but that does not get any changes that someone else ...
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How to edit TextFX plugin of Notepad++ to have my own timeformat?

I tried Python Scripting but its not working for me. It throwing unexception. But Text fx is working great to add time. So anyone please help me to edit TextFX plugin.
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Open multiple files in notepad++ from a directory and subdirectory. I have file names in .txt file comma separated

I want to open multiple files in notepad++ or any other editor(where I can replace string in all files) from a directory and subdirectory I have file names in .txt file comma separated.
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How to view Unicode characters Paragraph Separator and Line Separator in Notepad++?

How can I see Unicode characters Paragraph Separator and Line Separator in Notepad++? If I select View - Show Symbol - Show All Characters, I still can't see these two characters. For example in ...
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Custom word library for notepad++ autocomplete

So, there's already a question about this here, from back in 2010: How do I edit or add to Notepad++ HTML/CSS autocomplete? Since then though, we've gone from version 5.7 to 6.6.9 Using the ...
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second edit fail with Notepad++

I'm modder of the game Men of war. To create mission, I using Notepad++ for editing the files of the game like the "0.mi" mission file (2000kb) in wich all units of the game are scripted. I like to ...
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Code-folding in Notepad++ with two-word keywords?

Notepad++ supports user-defined languages for syntax-highlighting and code-folding (v.2.1.0.12). However, my language has two-word keywords like "begin function" and "end function". Using quotation ...
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Notepad ++ Find word and replace line above and below

Here's my example : class Item478 { position[]={14186.376,18.035046,18340.531}; azimut=-134.41499; id=734; side="EMPTY"; vehicle="Land_LampStreet_F"; skill=0.60000002; ...
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Using Wildcard find and replace in a CSV CNC file using Notepad++

Hi I have a requirement to remove every occurrence of the "LIP_CUT,number.number," out of pages of code. I am newbie to this type of argument structure and cannot get any results so far. Any help ...
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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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Keep tclsh open after running script through notepad++

I'm currently writing a tcl script using Notepad++. I've edited the F5 key such C:\TCL\bin\tclsh.exe "$(FULL_CURRENT_PATH)" This will open a tcl shell & run the current script I am writing. I ...
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Notepad++ replacing all numbers after a certain string

After opening a config file for a game, I notice there is strength 5 strength and the '5' can be any random number. How do I replace every number after the word "strength" to a 1?
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Find and replace using wildcard/regex characters in Notepad++

I have an HTML Code with the following structure: <td class="tar"> <div class="bubble in"> Some Text, I want to keep! And maybe even an image: <img src= ...
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Notepad++: is there a way to force it to keep the autoindented-whitespace type?

I wonder if we can force notepad++ to respect the previous whitespace character when it autoindents a new line: list[CR][LF] ····item1[CR][LF] ····item2[CR][LF] --->| (notepadd++ screenshot ...
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Using Notepad++ search/replace PHP code with regexp

I don't have experience in regexp so I hope someone will able to help me to change faster than by hands Need to replace objects to arrays like $variable -> child; OR $variable->child to ...
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How can I delete before and after EMAIL in notepad++?

I have this: :814, 'pera', 'name1@gmail.com', '2ed', '', 'da', 0.00, '195..110.18'), >815, 'danka', 'name2@gmail.com', 'd3d6', '0655566', 'da', 0.00, '212..65.82'), *816, 'ana', ...
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How to space or control the line numbers in Notepad++

I am doing some data entry and each entry has about 5 or 6 lines. I would like each data entry to be labeled per the line numbers in notepad. Here is an example image. In this image I would like ...
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Notepad++ associated file style

I am working on Notepad++ for programming. I associated C and C++ extensions. But when I double click the file, Notepad opens file, but no style. When I open file in Notepad++, it has got style. How ...
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Notepad++: Insert comment-sections of same length via Macro/Shortcut?

I'm often using comments (using =====) to divide sections within my files in the same way which look always the same, e.g.: #===========================================# #============== IMPORT STUFF ...
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How to paste a link in many lines, instead of pasting it manually every time, using notepad++?

I hope this is possible, but didn't manage to find it. Image for clarification:
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Smart selections (between quotes) for notepad++

def "Abc the quick brown fox jumped over def" print "Hello World" end Suppose my cursor is somewhere between abc and def, how can i make notepad++ select the whole text between the double quotes? ...
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How to align text in notepad++ from left to right margins?

How can I align text to left and right margins by adding extra space between words as necessary? I'm looking for something like the Justified alignment (Ctrl+J) option in Microsoft Word.
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Share Notepad++ NppFTP profiles

I have 4 computers I use in my house that I use for freelancing. I have been racking my brain trying to find a way to share the profiles from one to another without having to drag and drop the files ...
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Find duplicate phrases - any tool or regex

I've got a long document, and I suspect that some phrases (one or multiple sentences) are identical or at least similiar. Is there some way to find these repetitive phrases? Some tool or regex?
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NUL characters plus Notepad++ equals monitor squel?

Whenever I open a file that contains NUL characters in Notepad++ my monitor starts to emit high pitched, squealing kind of noise. It doesn't always do that. There is certain criteria to be fulfilled. ...
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Assigning Automatic Formatting to Specific Extensions in Notepad++

I want to have my .erb and .scss files open in Notepad++ with the formatting normally applied to .html and .css files, respectively. Normally this is simple - go to Settings -> Style Configurator -> ...
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Associate SQL highlighting with file name infix in Notepad++?

I have found the question answered about file-type/extension here: How do I get Notepad++ to associate a file type with a language? There is a description about using the Style Configuration to ...
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To Search data in a given range in notepad++

I have data like this: ABC DEF 123 456 STU 567-89 XYZ 234 123 345 789 ERT FGHT TYUI FGHT 456 HHKHFS NOR TEST TEST1 5678 NOT TEST Trying to format it as below output in which I can use to ...
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How to beautify comments in Notepad++?

I'm looking for a way (a plugin, or a macro) to style my comments for readability. For example, I want function names at the closing parantheses like : function f() { bla=bla; longcode=longcode; ...
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How to extract everything between <table> and </table> in multiple HTML files

I have been trying to extract this data for a couple of hours without luck. I either want to just extract all the table tags from the HTML and save them to a separate file or everything between these ...
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Saving files to slow drive (sshfs)

Notepad++ blocks/freezes while saving to slow drive, so I'm waiting until it finishes. Is there a way to tell notepad to perform saving in background and unblocks rest of the UI?
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How to make NppExec show script-created windows?

I am trying to run a Python script with NppExec. It runs fine (the console is updated with whatever I print to stdout in the script) but the window the script creates (through PyQt) never shows up. If ...
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Arabic/Urdu text scrambled

I had created a file in notepad++, converted its encoding to Characterset->Arabic->ISO-8859-6 and copied and pasted some text in Arabic then closed the file. but when I reopened it, all the text had ...
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How to join strings in the lines that ended with special string?

I have a text in this format: NP00000 Fp NP00000 Fp NP00000 Fp NP00000 Fc NCMS000 AQ0MS0 Fp NP00000 Fc NCMS000 ...
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Notepad ++ automate swap lines

I want to swap to lines that start with an specific word with each other (mind you, the FULL line) automatically, using replace with regex or whatever else, here's an example on what I want to do: ...