Category: regular-expressions

Sep 03 2013

How to use Notepad++ to fix up clear out some numeric strings

I am writing a script that is a copy of another older script. As such I need to replace some floating point strings with an empty string (to speed up future updates to the script.) Specifically I need to replace this... '90.12') with this... '') Notepad++ to the rescue. I opened up the Find/Replace dialog (CTRL-H) in n++ and set the Search Mode to Regular expression. In the “Find what:” box I put this… '(\d{2}).(\d{2})'\) In the “Replace with:” box I put this… ''\) It worked perfectly!! Seth
Oct 30 2012

How to use Notepad++ to fix invalid date formats.

I was just sent some xml files that had dates in this format... 31/09/2012 (dd/mm/yyyy) This date format won't work in some of our systems so I needed to change some of the dates to the format 09/31/2012 (mm/dd/yyyy). Notepad++ to the rescue. I opened up the Find/Replace dialog (CTRL-H) in n++ and set the Search Mode to Regular expression. In the "Find what:" box I put this... (\d{2})/(\d{2})/(\d{4}) In the "Replace with:" box I put this... $2/$1/$3 It worked perfectly!! Seth