I am trying to convert my html document to asciidoc. But result lines have weird + signs like these:


Mandatory Relationship

* *many-to-many* – because databases don’t support this kind of
relationship, it is physically implemented via a *third junction table*
using *one-to-many* relationships.


I want to delete these lines using notepad++ regex. I tried the following:


^ and $ are anchors specifying the beginning & end of the line and I put + sign between them.But this regex doesn't work. Any advice appreciated.

  • + is a special character (repeat previous one or more times), so you need to escape it by searching for ^\+$. – AFH Nov 3 '18 at 19:34
  • Thanks but this regex doesn't delete lines which contain +++,++++.I tried ^.*\+$ but this regex deletes some contents of the file which contains + sign. – my-lord Nov 3 '18 at 19:52
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    Your question is confusing - the title is delete lines which contains only + sign, which is what I addressed. To match multiple + signs, you also need the special meaning of +, so search for ^\++$. – AFH Nov 3 '18 at 19:54
  • (I've corrected your title.) – AFH Nov 3 '18 at 20:02

I think the regex you're looking for is


The \+ escapes the + sign, and the second plus searches for one or more occurence

EDIT: saw it after posting, Delete lines which contain only + signs already answered in comments

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