I am using Notepad ++ 3.7 and for some reason the search/replace functionality with regular expressions is not working. I have the Regular expression check box checked and tested out the expression I am trying to run in a regex tester so I know it is correct. When I run it in Notepad++ i get "cannot find the word" when I click replace and 0 tokens found when i click replace all. Is there some other settings that need to be enabled in order for this to work? Thanks in advance
Even a simple search don't work for me :( Sometime, very rarely, it work.. but 98% of time, I've got a message telling that no match was found :(
Do some one know about it ?
I am having the same issue in Notepad++ 3.6 and 3.8. What am I missing to get regular expressions to work?
Regex in NPP is fairly crippled, probably the worst problem it has is that it doesn't seem to recognize the newline character, '\n'. So if your regex is multi-line, you can forget using it in NPP.
I've tried both '\n' and '\r\n' to match CR/LF pairs, and neither works.
Didn't mean to sound so down on NPP in the previous post, sorry. Also, someone offers a workaround for this issue if you don't want to have to switch to another editor (and newlines in regexes are your problem):