I use \n, but the new line is not replaced.

I supposed the new lines contain 2 characters, \n and \l, but searching and replacing \l yields to no results as well.


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Are you sure you enabled search-mode "extended"?

By the way, what kind of "new line" depends on the system you are working on. On Windows you might try and search for \r\n

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  • \l -> matched lowercase letters (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/…)
    – Korenaga
    Jan 28, 2013 at 6:34
  • 7
    \r is indeed the issue
    – user4951
    Jan 28, 2013 at 6:45
  • how do you show the CR LF thingy anyway?
    – user4951
    Jan 28, 2013 at 8:15
  • 3
    @JimThio Menu Bar » View » Show symbol » Show end of line
    – nixda
    Jan 28, 2013 at 8:39

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