How to delete all text after a character or string in Notepad++


If you want to delete all the text after a character or string (to the right) in Notepad++ you would need to make use of regex.

Let's say I have the text below which has a colon at each line and I do not want any text after the char colon (:)

Text:
1 - New York, New York: 8,336,817	8,175,133	8,008,278	7,322,564
2 - Los Angeles, California:	3,979,576	3,792,621	3,694,820	3,485,398
3 - Chicago, Illinois:	2,693,976	2,695,598	2,896,016	2,783,726
4 - Houston, Texas:	2,320,268	2,100,263	1,953,631	1,630,553
5 - Phoenix, Arizona:	1,680,992	1,445,632	1,321,045	983,403
6 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:	1,584,064	1,526,006	1,517,550	1,585,577
7 - San Antonio, Texas:	1,547,253	1,327,407	1,144,646	935,933
8 - San Diego, California:	1,423,851	1,307,402	1,223,400	1,110,549
9 - Dallas, Texas:	1,343,573	1,197,816	1,188,580	1,006,877
10 - San Jose, California:	1,021,795	945,942	894,943	782,248
11 - Austin, Texas:	978,908	790,390	656,562	465,622
12 - Jacksonville, Florida:	911,507	821,784	735,617	635,230

Press Ctrl + Shift + F to open Find window, move to Replace Tab, Find :.* and Replace With: (keep it blank), make sure to keep Search Mode as Regular Expression,

Output:
1 - New York, New York
2 - Los Angeles, California
3 - Chicago, Illinois
4 - Houston, Texas
5 - Phoenix, Arizona
6 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
7 - San Antonio, Texas
8 - San Diego, California
9 - Dallas, Texas
10 - San Jose, California
11 - Austin, Texas
12 - Jacksonville, Florida
Delete all text after a character or string in Notepad++
Delete all text after a character or string in Notepad++

So, simply add .* to delete all characters after the string or character on each that you want to delete from a line.

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