Microsoft’s home grown text editor is quite clearly rubbish. Notepad++ however is a great replacement. It allows for the use of regex which in the world of IT can be a massive time saver for repetitive tasks. I’ll keep this post as a repository of useful examples which might save me searching stackoverflow again! 😉


Find and remove an entire line beginning with the word ‘switch’:


Find the characters ‘Po’ followed by two consecutive numbers:

Notepad++ Find and Replace using Regex
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