I have several instances of a variable or a phrase, and I want to rename it. How do I edit all of them at the same time in Notepad++?

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CTRL+H to get to the Replace dialog (or Search ==> Replace via the menu).

Input the string to find and input the string to replace it with and then hit the 'replace all' button on the right.

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    is there no way notepad automatically knows which other var names to rename? I just want to rename a variable inside a function but outside of it there are plenty other vars with the same name. I'm looking for something like the ctrl-r function in netbeans.
    – Cold_Class
    Jun 29, 2017 at 11:58

You can also use Notepad++'s Mutli-Editing feature to do this inline.


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