|Open the find/replace dialog.|
|At the bottom will be some Search mode options. Select "Extended (\n \r \t \0 \x...)"|
|In either the Find what or the Replace with field entries, you can use the following escapes:|
|\n new line (LF)|
|\r carriage return (CR)|
|\t tab character|
|\0 null character|
|\xddd special character with code ddd|
|- [!] finds the exclamation character.|
|- .* selects the rest of the line.|
|- (\+.*)(Item) \+ finds the + character. | .* selects the text after the + up until the word "Item" | Item finds the string "Item" | () allow us to access whatever is inside the parentheses. The first set of parentheses may be accessed with \1 and the second set with \2.|
|- \1\r\n\2 will take + and whatever text comes after it, will then add a new line, and place the string "Item" on the new line.|
|- A-Z finds all letters of the alphabet in upper case.|
|- a-z finds all lower case letters.|
|- A-Za-z will find all alphabetic characters.|
|- [^...] is the inverse. So, if we put these three together: [^A-Za-z] finds any character except an alphabetic character.|
|- Notice that only one of the [^A-Za-z] is in parentheses (). This is recalled by \1 in the Replace with field. The characters outside of the parentheses are discarded.|
Any way of preserving case during a find/replace?
This works but obviously the strings are static which is not ideal for quick usage. It also only covers lowercase, UPPERCASE and Sentence case rather than respecting case as a whole.
Please assist, I am trying to find a specific ASCII symbol and I need to replace is with another. How do I do that. I used the find function in Search > Find Character in Range however it does not allow to me to search for a specific ascii number (148) and I need to replace that with an another symbol.
Thanks for this, got it bookmarked in np++ for quick reminders now.
If anyone is interested I'd recommend regex101.com to work on more involved patterns before moving them into np++—its a nice sandbox w/ test text and substitution, as well as a big (but less np++ specific and not entirely beginner friendly) reference library. It also lets you save your patterns if you log in w/ your github(/google/twitter) account or even view other's publicly posted regex examples. The last part I mentioned is great if you're asking how to do basic stuff in comment threads with no answers tbh
Although np++ uses PCRE which is the default flavor on the site I have had a few little issues transferring between them, keeping a list like this in np++ for fixing little differences is advised lol
Hi, I'm trying to run a regex with the global flag, so it would only bring back unique/distinct (last) match of every match. I got some guidance here:
But how do I turn on the g (for global) flag in the Notepad++ search in files Regular Expression search?
dear devs & fans,
I'd like to know if it's possible following:
Many thanks in advance !
I know this is quite old, but for people with a similar problem, maybe something like this: