Treat file type as a zip archive for searching

  • Hi All,

    Can anyone tell me if it’s possible for Notepad++ to treat specific file types as archive files so it can then search the files contained within the archive?

    I have a number of files that I’d like to search for a specific reference however whilst they’re zip files their extension is .egg. Each .egg archive contains a set of xml definitions that I’d like to search for a specific reference. I could rename the .egg files themselves to a more standard .zip and extract the contents as a last resort but I’d like to avoid this if possible as there are quite a few to get through.

    Thanks in advance for any help.



  • It’s not possible and I don’t think any plugins exist that do that either. You are probably better off using tools specifically for searching compressed files.

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