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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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 ...
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Remove lines containing only a word and a number ? (notepad++, regex)

I have several hundreds of .txt files from which I would like to remove the lines where only the word "Volume" followed by a number appears. The word "Volume" may appear several times in each text ...
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How to replace only text in a selected column

When I select some text in a column, replace/in selection will become grey. How can I replace text only within a column of selected text in Notepad++?
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File getting corrupted when uploading with Filezilla

I have been using Filezilla for a long time, but this morning something strange started to happen when i upload from local to server. When i upload file using Filezilla files are getting curropted. ...
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Global userDefineLang.xml for notepad++

Notepad++ will automatically grab all user defined languages defined within userDefineLang.xml. No importing is involved. This file must be located within directory ...
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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. I did this with the "Find All in All Opened Documents" command and this showed the Find result window/pane with all my ...
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Asterisk (*) and plus (+) are not working in Notepad++ as a regular expression

I am using Notepad++ and learning regular expressions, but I am wondering why some of the meta characters are not working in the editor, that is, asterisk (*) and plus (+). For example: The tree ...
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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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Is there a shortcut for showing (or hiding) all characters in Notepad++?

If find seeing all characters useful in the following two scenarios: When I want to see the characters which start a newline CR (\r) and LF (\n) For checking a python code for tabs and 4 spaces ...
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I need help in selecting entire multiple lines that starts with unpackcontainer & copy that text to different text file in Notepad++

I need help in selecting entire multiple lines that starts with unpackcontainer (as shown) & copy that text to different text file in Notepad++ on Windows: unpackcontainer -s ...
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How to remove pending action

Every time I start NotePad++ there's a popup saying: There are still some pending actions to complete installing or removing some plugins I was trying to install Plugin Manager, but I ...
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BiDi in notepad++

When we want to save a file in MS Word as txt, it prompts a window in which we can save the text as bidirectional (BiDi). Is there such a thing in Notepad++?
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Is there a way to change the look of the expand / collapse boxes and lines in Notepad++?

I was wondering if anyone knows of a way to change how the Expand / Collapse boxes and lines look in Notepad++. For example currently when you place your cursor within a xml or html tag, Notepad++ ...
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Find in Files across Multiple Directories with Notepad++

Is there a way to search within multiple directories in Notepad++ in Find in Files I'd like to search the two following locations simultaneously C:\Views\ H:\Views\ Combining them with a comma, ...
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how to extract the text between two words in notepad++

<cons lex="B_cell" sem="G#cell_type">B cells</cons> <cons lex="human_peripheral_blood_lymphocyte" sem="G#cell_type"> <cons lex="human_NK_cell" sem="G#cell_type"> Above ...
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NPP problems with config files

Is there any way to stop Notepad++ from writing its config. files to every folder that I edit a file in. I've tried installing with default options only and it still creates that folder with its ...
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How do I fix line spacing in Notepad++?

I used CCleaner on my pc and restarted. After I restarted I opened Notepad++ and was told that config.xml was gone. Afterwards, my previous opened .txt document was opened but the font and spacing ...
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Find and export wildcard search in notepad++ or similar

I currently have several documents that I need to find specific information in. I need to export some dates (i.e. 22-October 12, 13-September 13) and put them on a separate file, is this possible ...
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Need help on cuting the entire row using notepad++

i have a file with below lines abc abc.domain.com 123 123.domain.com xyz xyz.domain.com I want to copy all domain.com lines to copy and paste is somewhere in excel. like this ...
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How to find the 5th word in a line in Notepad++

How would I go about finding the 5th word in a line in Notepad++? E.g., FILE1: column1,column2,column3,column4,column5,col6,col7 The result I am expecting is the cursor must be on the word ...
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Replace URLs in Notepad++

I have a list of over 3000 tweets in Notepad++. Almost all of them contain URLs, which I would like to replace. For instance: I am eating apples http://example.com/def and I like it What is ...
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Can't replace LF in NOTEPAD++

Others have said to use \r\n with enhanced search mode on but that doesn't work. There are LFs all over my document but I can't "find" them using any ASCII symbol for LF--^J, ^P, \r, \n, ...