Notepad++ offers an Inbuild search for a word in a file and replaces it with a new string.
It provides the following features.
- Find: search for a keyword in all selected files
- Find in files: search for an opened folder of files
- Find and replace: Search for a word or pattern and replace it with a text or pattern.
Notepad++ text find and replace
Here are the following steps for searching for a word.
Open Notepad++ Text Editor
Open the Search from the Menu or left side project
Go To Search Menu > Select Find Item.
Or you can use Short cut in Windows and macOS
- windows( CTRL +F)
- macOS ( ⌘ +F)
It shows to find a window screen popup
Type a word in the `Find what text box
You can select find in all files and other options
To search and replace, follow the below steps.
-Search menu + select Replace or Or you can use Short cut in Windows and macOS
windows( CTRL +H)
macOS ( ⌘ +H)
It shows to Replace a window screen popup
In the text boxes,
Find What: string or regular expression pattern Replace with: type a string to replace
For regular expression, use a regular expression calculator online for pattern matching.