Deletion of any line based on above mentioned Two Lines

  • Hi,
    I want to delete line “<readOnly>true</readOnly>” if the above two lines are “<isRetrievable>false</isRetrievable>” and “<idName></idName>”.
    Can any one help me doing this. I am struggling with this as i have to do this for notepad++ file which is having 10000 Lines.

    Any help would be appriciated.



  • Bit bucket plugin can help you by replace multilines

  • @Nitish-Singh said:

    I want to delete line …

    Taking you at your literal word, that we’re only looking for those literal phrases:

    • FIND = <isRetrievable>false</isRetrievable>\R<idName></idName>\R\K<readOnly>true</readOnly>\R?
      • \R means “newline sequence”
      • \R? means “0 or 1 newline sequences, greedy” (so if there is a newline after the readOnly line, it will be deleted, but if the readOnly line happens to be the last line of the file, with no trailing newline, the readOnly line will still be deleted
      • \K means “the stuff before the \K must be there, but only the stuff after the \K will be replaced”
      • most of that expression is literal
    • REPLACE = (empty)
    • Search mode = Regular Expression

    If you need more variety in the readOnly line (that is, if it’s not always the literal text <readOnly>true</readOnly>, you’ll have to be more specific.


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  • Hello, @nitish-singh, @gurikbal-singh, @peterjones and All,

    As some of the lines of the XML file are, likely, preceded by some leading blank characters, the solution, below, should be preferred :

    SEARCH ^\h*<isRetrievable>false</isRetrievable>\R\h*<idName></idName>\R\K\h*<readOnly>true</readOnly>\R?


    Best regards,


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