Like the title suggests i want help with quickly replacing numbers from a long text file that come after a specific line of words

(to be more specific im trying to modify some game files)


build_time = 730

and i want to replace it with

build_time = 1

But the problem is i dont know how to do this , and this type of line repeates itself randomly thruout the text document with random 3-digit ,2-digit and even 4 digit numbers

Note that i do NOT want to replace the words or move them in the document, just the number that comes after such line of text

Is there a way i can use notepad++ to do this?

1 Answer 1


This can be done in Notepad++ using the find and replace tool mixed with regular expressions.

For example, use build_time = \d+ as the Find and use build_time = 1 as the replace.

Make sure your search mode is set to Regular Expression

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    Thank you very much! Commented Feb 2, 2020 at 11:50
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