Kate (KDE Advanced Text Editor) is a multi-document, multi-view text editor for KDE.

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How to save bookmarks for Kate?

I've become reliant on the bookmarks in Kate, but I work on multiple machines so it makes it an inconvenience to have to keep bookmarking the same places in my documents. How do I export the ...
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How do I cut a line in KDE Kate?

What is the keyboard shortcut to copy the whole current line to the clipboard and then delete it? This is functionally equivalent to: Home, Shift+↓, Ctrl+X It's a common feature I use often in some ...
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Kate - select whole word under cursor via shortcut

I use Kate (version 3.14.2). In this text editor it is possible to select the whole word by double click on it. I would like to achieve the same effect but via keyboard shortcut. I've tried to look at ...
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How to get Kate like syntax highlighting on eclipse ide?

I'm using eclipse IDE 3.8.1 on Debian Jessie 8.2. I checked the settings of eclipse and found no option to change syntax highlighting. I would like to use the highlighting of KDE's Kate text ...
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Syntax highlighting and filetypes in Kate

Kate recognizes the filetype from the extension of the filename. You can associate filetypes to extensions in Settings -> Kate config -> Open/Save -> File types If kate does not recognize the ...
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Delete all lines that do not contain a specific word in kate

I have a very large file and I want to delete all lines that do not contain the word "xyz". How can this be done in Kate?
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How to make Kate remember to always show line numbers?

When I open Kate editor, it doesn't show the line numbers by default. Then I need to go to the View menu and enable the Show Line Numbers option (or press F11) every time I need to have line numbers ...
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How to launch kate from cscope?

I tried setting EDITOR to kate and starting cscope. Unfortunately, whevenever cscope launches kate: kate +LINE FILE.c the editor ignores the +line flag treating it as just another (non-existant) ...
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Can Kate automatically convert spaces/tabs?

I got some files have mixed indentation, is there any way I can automatically convert the indentation in Kate?
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kate search/replace with special characters?

Is there any way I can replace something with special character like \n, \t at so on? I can search with regex, and I can even use something like \1 to refer to the group. But I am surprised the \n,\t ...
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Kate wrap selected text

Before exposing my problem, I know that there already has been a post on this, but it didn't work. When I select a text and type ( or ) the text is just being replaced with (), even though, as ...
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Create a new directory in KDE Save As dialogue

When using the KDE Save As dialogue, how does one create a new directory using the keyboard only (i.e. no need to grab the mouse)? The Create New Directory button is not readily accessible via ...
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kate's “open file” doesn't show all files

when I go to open a file from kate (in ubuntu), it doesn't show me all the files in the current directory. what's more, it shows me some files that aren't in the current directory. only when I ...
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Kate changes inode

Why does Kate change inode when I change file? For example: ookami@ookami-E7130:~/test$ touch test ookami@ookami-E7130:~/test$ ln test test1 ookami@ookami-E7130:~/test$ ls -li total 0 2782182 -rw-rw-...
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Count found text on Kate

Notepad++ has this option that lets you count the number of times your search appears in a document (the button "count"). I'm looking for the same thing in Kate, any ideas?
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set environment variables when KDE is starting using source (using Intel Compilers under Kate)

I'm trying to use the Intel compilers in Kate's build plugin. The recommended way from Intel is to source the compilevars.sh scripts, using # source <path_to_intel>/compilevars.sh intel64 And ...
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How to keep Ubuntu 11.10 and Kate editor w/terminal from changing command line when changing tabs?

I am programming C using Kate editor in Ubuntu 11.10. It works great, but when I change tabs in Kate, the terminal line changes to the file path of the tab I click on. Normally this is not a big deal ...
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kate: add quotation marks (or square brackets or parentheses) to selected word via shortcut

Is there any way (Plugin, Script) to add quotation marks (or square brackets or parentheses) at the beginning and the end of selected text via a keyboard shortcut in the Kate editor? I think of ...
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How can I tell kate to use CSS highlighting for .less files by default?

How can I tell kate to use CSS highlighting for .less files by default?
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Kate gives out debug messages on the console from which it is started

I am new to Linux. I use Ubuntu 11.04. Whenever I open a file with kate from the commandline, with 'kate &' (or without ampersand), Kate starts out giving messages on the console. It continuously ...
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Disable KDE sounds in GNOME Ubuntu

I use kate (a KDE text editor) under GNOME in Ubuntu. Since Natty upgrade, it plays miscellaneous sounds on error and other notifications. I disabled sound notifications in GNOME, but kate sounds are ...
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Automatically saving files on edit with kate or any text editor

When I try to edit a file in a remote directory (through SSH, SFTP or FTP) I must close the file to get a dialog box tell me if I want to upload the file. I want to upload it automatically on save! I'...
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How do I make kate the default text editor in gnome?

I prefer the gnome desktop to KDE - but I prefer the Kate text editor to gedit - but gedit is the default in gnome. How do I set it so that the default application when I double-click a file is Kate?