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I use notepad2, it's excellent, but It cannot show a ruler which can give the number of characters on each line (I want to count them to do some fix-length export).

Do you know one ?

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closed as off topic by Canadian Luke, Mokubai, Diogo, Renan, Journeyman Geek Aug 3 '12 at 1:01

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In Super User, and all the StackExchange sites, shopping or product recommendations are considered off topic and open ended, and sometimes even too localized. Try to reword your question in a way that you are not asking for products, but more of processes; this will help keep it on topic – Canadian Luke Aug 2 '12 at 17:49
I too prefer Notepad2. You could always just [email Florian] to request that be added. I find he is amenable to bug reports and feature requests. – Synetech Aug 2 '12 at 17:50
@Luke, it already is: are there any free text editors that have a character-ruler? That’s not (just) a software-recommendation; it’s a technical question. – Synetech Aug 2 '12 at 17:53
@Synetech Alright, I stand corrected. It sounded like a product recommendation to me – Canadian Luke Aug 2 '12 at 17:53
@Luke, well yes, in that he is trying to identify a software that has a specific feature, but that’s quite different from what is a cheap program that can do this? or what kind of computer should I get to play that game? – Synetech Aug 2 '12 at 17:57

Notepad++ with a Plugin has it I belive.

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OK thanks will look at it. – asksuperuser Nov 15 '09 at 15:20

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Hi seems great editor but it's not free ;) – asksuperuser Nov 15 '09 at 15:19
It has a 30 Days Free Trial. – Vlad Patrascu Nov 15 '09 at 15:28