I have one file which contains a single one liner (text stream) that contains multiple lines/records.
Each line holds its full length in the first 5 chars.
Now I want to add a linebreak behind each line to separate them and get multiple lines.
00009test (9 chars: 5+4)
00011stream (11 chars: 5+6)
00006X (6 chars: 5+1)
000210123456789ABCDEF (21 chars: 5+16)
My idea was to create a macro that...
#1 positions at home (before char 1 of file)
#2 copies the first 5 chars into clipboard
#3 goes forward inside current line
Example: Go to char 00009 in current line
#4 press enter to separate line, also gets into the line with the remaining text stream
#5 start over at step #2, leave at step #2 if empty line
But the goto function of Notepad++ only allows to go to a specific char within the file, not within the current line. Also when recording a macro it records the fixed value 00009 instead of using the actual clipboard content. It seems the macro functionality is just recording GUI clicks/moves via Windows messages with fixed values.
Are there other ways to get this done within Notepad++? RegEx?
Thanks in advance
This is definitely a script job. A regex won't parametrise itself with the text it parsees, and, as your last example shows, there doesn't seem to be a wotk around this.