Search two or more phrases in one single line

  • Example i have a log file with a line with this contents

    2020-12-10 01:01:48 EG12S009\7306 FTPSVC2 EG12S009 - 21 STOR AP_7306202012100200.lck 226 0 0 66 47063747 19469 90d40aa2-936c-424f-a1e2-63141adfa8f2 /Qdisplay/AP_7306202012100200.lck -

    To finding this line i want to search for “STOR AP_7306” and “”

    How todo within Notepad++

    Thanks for responding…


  • @Rob-de-Kleijn ,

    To clarify, do you want to

    1. Find all lines that have both, in the order you listed
    2. Find all lines that have both, in either order
    3. Find all lines that have at least one of those two words

    Are you going to want to

    1. Just easily go to that line using “find next”
    2. highlight one or both of the matching words on that line
    3. bookmark all the lines that match
    4. do some sort of “replace” operation that you haven’t told us about
    5. delete all the lines that match
    6. delete all the lines that don’t match


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  • For this one, I’d go with the simplest explanation possible based upon what was provided, and let the OP sort it out from there.

    find: (?-s)(?=.*STOR AP_7306)(?=.*185\.248\.238\.155).*
    search mode: regular expression

    to extend to “or more”, do it like this:

    find: (?-s)(?=.*STOR AP_7306)(?=.*185\.248\.238\.155)(?=.*orMore)(?=.*orMore2).*

    perhaps you can see the pattern in the “orMore” stuff?

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