start notepad++ with a search character
I would like to open a file at a character location.
I use an application that puts a marker character in the file when you open the editor while running the application. I would like to put that character in the command line that opens the editor and have the file open at the character instead of the top of the file.
I did a cursory search in the forum to find this capability.
I did not find it.
Is this possible?
when providing a file as command line parameter you can also provide
-nLinenumber -cColumn or -pPosition
notepad++.exe test.txt -n10 -c5
would open file test.txt. Scroll to line 10 and column 5
notepad++.exe test.txt -p6
would set the cursor to position 6 in the test.txt file.
thanks for the response Claudia
I understand the first command and result but in the second I don’t know what position 6 is. I that a predefined location or is 6 the search term?
Yes, it’s the location.
If you open search->goto dialog and choose offset
you will see where you current cursor is positioned.
That are the only parameters, afaik, which can be used to locate a specific
position during startup.