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284.Advanced search and replace -- How to remove all single line breaks, and replace 2 or more consecutive line breaks with one?

User: editor -- 2008-10-20          << 283  285 >>
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Description:
How to remove all single line breaks, and replace 2 or more consecutive line breaks with one?
Input Sample:
this is a test 
paragraph 1 
 
 
this is the 
test paragraph 2
Output Sample:
this is a test paragraph 1 
this is the test paragraph 2
Answer:
Hint: You need to Download and install "Replace Pioneer" on windows platform to finish following steps.
Require 2 replacement: 
1. replace "([^\n])\n" with "\1 " 
2. replace "\n+" with "\n" 
Detailed steps: 
1. ctrl-o open source file 
2. ctrl-h open replace dialog 
set 'Search for Pattern' to: 
 
set 'Replace with pattern' to: 
 
3. click 'Replace'. 
4. ctrl-h open replace dialog 
set 'Search for Pattern' to: 
 
set 'Replace with pattern' to: 
 
5. click 'Replace', done!
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