Search Option: Free-Spacing (Free)

When searching for a regular expression, you can click the Free button on the Search toolbar to turn on the “free-spacing” search option. A free-spacing regular expression ignores whitespace and line breaks. It treats # as starting a comment.

Turning on this option is the same as putting the mode modifier (?x) at the start of your regular expression. If you do use the mode modifier (?x) or (?-x) then the mode modifier overrides EditPad’s search option.

See Also

Search|Prepare to Search
Search Options
Search Option: Regular Expression (Regex)
Search Option: Dot Matches Line Breaks (Dot)
Search Option: Case Sensitive (Case)