Finally a question I can answer:

To run an external command (like perl.exe) on the current file do this:

Press F6 to bring up the Execute dialog.

I have this in my Commands(s):

c:\perl\bin\perl.exe "$(FULL_CURRENT_PATH)"

It captures the output in a separate pane.. wonderful.

As for versions.. Im running v5.5.1

Is anyone else using this and has those nice left-margin highlights for new lines, edited lines and deleted lines?

Can you point me in the direction of how to enable this?

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Date: Sun, 13 Dec 2009 21:41:50 +0530
From: Shreyas <>
Subject: Re: [Notepad-plus-plus] Awesome Idea - Multi Edit like
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Lamonte - Extremely good idea! Nice to meet you here.

@Fellow users - If people who have developed plug-ins for Notepad++ can sow
the idea, we can definitely take it forward and come up with a plug-in.


On Sun, Dec 13, 2009 at 10:04 AM, Lamonte <> wrote:

Would be awesome if we could select text then continue that selection by
holding down "ctrl" to other areas of our files then once we began to type
each selection will update with what we type.

For example if we wanted to add a few classes to certain inputs we could
select " " the space between the <input and the name or w/e: <input
name="input1" /> then when we type, all the inputs with the multiple
selection I could type in: " class='input_class_name' " with no double
quotes and both inputs would be edited in real type without having to do it
multiple times.

Would be awesome as well to do the same thing, but with deleting data.  Say
you got few input fields you want to delete.  Select all the ones you want
to delete then press the delete key once and it'll delete all selections.

I personally think just that feature would make developing with notepad++
faster then it already is.  I would make a plugin, but I don't know how :(

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