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Windows 7: Notepad++ using find-replace function without reg. expressions??

29 Sep 2011   #11
nanquan491

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (SP1)
 
 

If you insist on dragging this on...
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nanquan491
From what I understand, this is possible, but you have to use regular expressions, which means taking both blocks of code, and manually editing them to replace all the line breaks with regular expressions, so that they could fit into the single line input of the find-replace function.
Meaning that I already knew about the use of regular expressions, hence you stated the obvious and provided me with no new information.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FliGi7
Believe it or not (which seems to be the case), those are answers to your question. Another answer is to use regular expressions, as stated in my first post, which have been specifically created for these sorts of situations. Yet another answer is to go back to your CuteHTML editor that you know already does this. So you not only have two direct answers to your question on whether or not you can do what you're looking to do in Notepad++, but you also have two possible solutions to achieve your copy/replace problem.
Again, that's stating the obvious and not helpful in the slightest. I already stated in my original post that I knew about the use of reg. expressions (I even stated this in the title of the post). Also as for going back to CuteHTML it is an outdated program no longer supported and doubtfully that it will work correctly on Win7, so that's not an option. If it were I would have used it already. Yes, I didn't state that in the original post since I expected people to assume that there was a reason I didn't and instead posted a forum question about this issue.

I guess you really think people are incredibly stupid and that you feel the need to state the obvious to them otherwise they will never figure it out without your help. You really should revise your outlook on life.

As I said, I need someone who knows the program inside-and-out to tell me for a fact that there are no features about it that I may not know of which do enable this functionality. Maybe even a 3rd party plugin of some sort.

If you don't know of a way to do what I want, then join the club, I don't know of it either. That's why I asked for answers from someone who does. You yourself said you were not an expert on Notepad++ and so if you do not know definitively and with 100% certainty that this cannot be done, then reiterating what I already know about regular expressions is not helpful. Thanks.


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29 Sep 2011   #12
murmatron

Windows 7 Pro x86
 
 

Assuming a default install of NP++ what you want is CTRL+R instead of CTRL+H

That corresponds to TextFX -> TextFX Quick -> Find/Replace

Explaining the ins-and-outs of TextFX find/replace is beyond the scope of this reply. Play with it. It will do everything you could possibly want.

You'll probably want to select the WRAP checkbox as a start point for your use case.
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29 Sep 2011   #13
nanquan491

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (SP1)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by murmatron View Post
Assuming a default install of NP++ what you want is CTRL+R instead of CTRL+H

That corresponds to TextFX -> TextFX Quick -> Find/Replace

Explaining the ins-and-outs of TextFX find/replace is beyond the scope of this reply. Play with it. It will do everything you could possibly want.

You'll probably want to select the WRAP checkbox as a start point for your use case.
Thanks man! I'll definitely try that out...
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