Do you want to know more about Notepad++ Extended Search?
Search and replace is familiar with almost anybody who have touched a computer. It’s easy and obvious to replace a string with another. But you can do much more complex operations than that, thanks to advanced find-and-replace feature added to modern text editors like Notepad++.
This article will show you how to use Notepad++ Extended Search and a few common examples. For example, you can replace strings that contains special characters such as NULL (empty) or Carriage Return.
What can I do with Extended Search in Notepad++?
According to official Notepad++ User Manual, Extended Mode allows you to use escape string (backlash) followed by a character to find and replace special characters.
In other words, whenever you enable Extended Mode, Notepad++ will look for escape codes in the table below and translate it to the special, non-literal value in “Translated Character” column.
|Escape code||Translated Character|
|n||Line Feed character LF|
|r||Carriage Return character CR|