I've been using Notepad++ for a long time, but only as a simple text editor. Today I decided to delve into other available functions.
- The console (needs plugin NppExec) can be opened at the bottom of the main window (icon looking like a terminal window, with cursor). It can pass commands to the Windows console and supports history browsing with the up and dnwn arrows, but not auto-completion, as far as I can see. I have not yet looked into the internal Notepad++ commands.
- The plugin NppCalc sounded like a simple calculator (interesting in its own right), but it turns out to be much more complex than that, covering from string operations to file system actions and to RS-232 commands. For instance, the screenshot below is taken using the highlighted line. I'm still exploring it, and the help file is just a long list of examples. I had to figure out by myself that the file must be in Windows format (<cr><lf> as line terminator.)
|A few commands selected from the NppCalc help (top) and Notepad++ console (bottom)|