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Access a Console (including CYGWIN) from Notepad++

If you’re regularly in Notepad++ you may find the NPPConsole to be a huge help. With it you can access a windows console or even cygwin if you prefer (I do). To get started…

  1. Download the NPPConsole Plugin
  2. Extract the dll to your n++/plugins directory
  3. Restart Notepad++ if it was already running
  4. Use the Plugin Manager to make sure the plugin is available

If you want to just use the Windows console (DOS) you should be all set. To integrate with CYGWIN…

  1. Choose Plugins -> NppConsole -> About…
  2. In “Command to run” enter: C:\cygwin\bin\bash.exe ${–login -i}
  3. In Line number pattern after file name enter: :${LINE}

Remove Duplicate Lines in Notepad++

If you’ve ever had the need to remove the duplicate lines from a long list of entries like so…

hi
bye
hi
guy
bye
hi

… and are looking for this…

hi
bye
guy

You can use the find/replace feature in Notepad++ to do it if you use the regex funcationality. Here’s the find string…

^(.*?)$\s+?^(?=.*^\1$)

Just replace with a zero length string.

If you’d like to read up on the details I found this tip here