Text editing is the process of selecting and preparing text [files].

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Why should I use Mined text editor? [on hold]

I came across this editor called Mined http://towo.net/mined ) . It seems to have a lot of features, and it is said to be supporting Unicode stuff elegantly. I am a Vim user but I do not mind using ...
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Copying straight text from latex generated file

I'm trying to do some corrections to a PDF documented generated from latex. To do the corrections I first copy the text out of the PDF. What happens is that in the generated PDF, the words are cut ...
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Retain a character in middle of word using notepad ++ [duplicate]

These are the variable names in a C code its been used in like 100 files i need to replace it by small cases as shown below in a folder having like 100 files any one please help me out how to do it ...
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Is there a way to do concatenated copying of text in os-x or linux?

Say you are copying snippets of a word document into textedit. It is a waste of time to go back and forth for each snippet when you can do it once using concatenation into a copy-queue. Is there a ...
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How to improve text quality using Ghostscript

I have a Pdf document downloaded with a size of 230MB. Well the text doesn't seem to be clear although a strain makes the document understandable. I have heard about Ghostscript but it as numerous ...
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Using a value from a file and updating it using a Linux script:

I have an automatic build script for my build server that builds Android applications. As part of this building process, I need to increment two parameters in one of the Android application files ...
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What does ctrl-opt-v do in OS X?

If you edit text on a Mac and press ctrl-opt-v, nothing appears to happen. But if you now use the arrow keys to move the cursor, you will notice that it will "stand still" at the point where you ...
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How to find and replace string data in text file

I'd like to be able to parse a text file which contains data such as: 2014-08-06 18:06:15 e:\shared\filename1.Shared orphan entry BM-100 2014-08-06 18:46:15 e:\shared\filename222.Shared orphan ...
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How to setup predictive text (autocomplete) on Mac?

Apart from native support for text shortcuts, how can I enable autocomplete on Mac, presumably Cocoa applications? I mean autocomplete from dictionary or words previously used. Something like ...
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Delimited sized columns in notepad++

I'm currently building string messages to send to an IBM server. Basically we have the definition of the fields, but when I build the message using notepad or Notepad++ sometimes I make mistakes ...
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Select text with CTRL+SHIFT+M plus one or more line of code in Sublime Text

This is the sample code: Class foo { function one() { // lines of code } function two() { // lines of code } } I know that hitting CTRL+SHIFT+M inside the curly braces of ...
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Split large OpenOffice file into smaller parts

I have an OpenOffice file with 2,000 pages and I need to break it into 50 parts with the same length. How can I do that?
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Is there any way to reverse text and *character* direction in a pure text document?

I have some text in Latin script (English transcription of Farsi) that I would like to display right-to-left in ordinary text documents (and on my iPod) – is that possible? How? Here’s an example of ...
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Randomly shuffle rows in a large text file

I have a text file of ~1GB with about 6k rows (each row is very long) and I need to randomly shuffle its rows. Is it possible? Possibly with awk?
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Can I hack Ctrl-arrow key stop points?

When I hit Ctrl-← or Ctrl-→ in a text field, the cursor jumps to the beginning or end of a word. It stops at dashes, but not periods. It stops at white space, but not brackets, colons, or ...
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Print or grep lines which start from second column

I want to print lines which start from second column (first column is white space). $ cat test.txt first second third four second five seven Output should be: second second ...
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Inserting a linebreak in lines starting with a pattern

I have a huge file that has the following format: #pair: 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 ...
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How can I update a text frame in Scribus from a text file

I'm using Scribus for an instruction manual translated into several languages. Is there a way to update a text frame, which was already filled by "Get text..." from a plain text file, without loosing ...
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How to use Advanced Editing in Notepad++ or similar

I would like to be able to edit sections of text in the following way. I might have a section as seen below. Example. Instance=wall { VisGroups=(32) MeshFile=wall.gmt CollTarget=False ...
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Multiple files opened as a single tab?

I'm trying to have a single tab open with more than one file, such that when I run bulk replaces, searches, or other macros, and such that when I want to browse through my application, I won't have ...
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Win7 Built-in Text Editor with File Change Notify

Is there any built-in software that will allow me to view a text file but will also notify me if the text file I am editing/viewing is changed by another process? There are third-party solutions for ...
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Mess of right-to-left and left-to-right in Unicode

How good Kate editor supports right-to-left text? I see a mess of the order. Not sure whether it is a "feature" of Unicode standard or a Kate bug. http://imagebin.ca/v/1EUMnLMK27aX I don't see ...
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How to replace text strings by reading in list using sed

I'm trying to come up with a sed script to run from the shell. I need to be able to read in a list of UUIDs from an external file, which contains two columns origtexta replacementa origtextb ...
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Replace words on given line numbers

I have a file 1.txt INTEGER-d_int () INTEGER-d_int () INTEGER-d_int ( ) INTEGER-d_intClass() INTEGER-d_intClass new() and I want to replace the occurrence of d_int with d_INT on the ...
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Editing searchable .pdf OCR

My case is quite specific so I'll try to explain it quickly and precisely. I have to digitalize several old paper sheets of 230mm x 268mm (~ 9" x 27,7") folded in 4 parts; you can find a quick drawn ...
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How can I remove a text from a PDF file? [duplicate]

I have a PDF file in which there are some text parts that I want to remove. Is it possible? How can I do this (preferable a free option)?
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Text-to-head in MS-Access text field

I have a text field (255 char) in MS-Access and I would like to insert a text-to-head command for the print modality. Now the note text in something like this: Wake-up at 7.00am. "unknown command" ...
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Is there a way to print 2 lines (if any) before and after a target or print a placeholder if not?

I'm not native english speaker so I hope to be clear. I know about grep -C 2 "TARGET" inputfile to select 2 rows before and after the row of the TARGET, but I'm not able to use it to manage my ...
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Transpose words in Sublime Text 3

In Sublime Text 2, I'm able to transpose two words by placing the cursor on the space between them and pressing Ctrl+T. However, in Sublime Text 3 (build 3059 on OS X Mavericks), I get the default OS ...
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How to delete one directory level in a command argument (up to a slash) on ZSH command line?

I just switched from bash to zsh. One thing that is different and a bit annoying from me that Alt-Backspace removes the whole argument instead of just one word. I'm used to using it to remove one ...
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How can I do a backwards query-replace in emacs

From the documentation of query-replace: [...] In Transient Mark mode, if the mark is active, operate on the contents of the region. Otherwise, operate from point to the end of the buffer. ...
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Arabic/Urdu text scrambled

I had created a file in notepad++, converted its encoding to Characterset->Arabic->ISO-8859-6 and copied and pasted some text in Arabic then closed the file. but when I reopened it, all the text had ...
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How to search and replace a string in multiple text files (within a directory) with Windows CMD? Part 2

This is in relation to this question . Unfortunately, PowerShell scripts are disabled on the system I am working on. I can't even use a simple (Get-Content). I did figure out how to do change ...
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How can I perform free-form, canvas-like text editing?

My 5-1/2 y.o. son is starting to use a computer and one of the things he likes to do is to type stuff into an editor. He has used TuxPaint before and is familiar with the idea of a "canvas" for ...
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How to search and replace a string in multiple text files (within a directory) with Windows CMD?

I have multiple text files within a directory, each of which I want to replace every occurrence of the string 1 setlinewidth to 10 setlinewidth. How do I do this via Windows cmd? Please help.
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RoboCopy Log File Analysis

Is it possible to analyse the log text file outputted from RoboCopy and extract the lines which are defined as "New Dir" and "Extra Dir"? I would like the line from the log contain all the details ...
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Notaped++: pasting in block edit mode in Notepad++?

I can enter the block edit mode using Shift+Alt+A in Eclipse. For Notepad++ they recommend push down the Alt key then select the block you want with the mouse (without releasing the Alt key). ...
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How to replace multiple text into div tags using Notepad++?

I'm a new user of Notepad ++ and I need your help. I have several pages templates using shortcodes like this: [div] Block Text1 [/div] [div] Block Text2 [/div] I'd like to find a fast way to paste ...
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Is there a common keyboard combination to move text?

I'd like to know if it is possible to move a selection of text using the keyboard on Windows 8 Pro. In many pieces of software holding down either ctrl or alt and using the arrow keys will increase ...
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Visualizing multiple word-based changes among many text files

I've written a piece of fiction with GitHub. I'm curious to see how my writing adapted over time. Did I keep eliminating then re-adding a word? Did some lines remain unchanged? Which paragraphs ...
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Align columns in text file

I have a file in Unix like below (test.txt): 20130912-02:29:03 BT_TBL CISCUST BT_TBL_CISCUST_003015.dat 20130912-05:00:04 BT_TBL TMVLP BT_TBL_TMVLP_001026.dat 20130912-08:26:20 D_SNODE CPR8S ...
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Removing Trailing Whitespace in .txt file

How do I remove a trailing whitespace on each line in a .txt file in following command? I created script below to remove 1st character in each line but this creates a whitespace at the end of each ...
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How to automatically detect text file charset and convert it to UTF-8

Is there any way to auto-detect character encoding of a text file and convert it to UTF-8? I'm using Windows 7.
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Vim, highlight repeated words

When writing a technical document (papers, blueprints...) it's very likely to repeat a keyword, and a lot of time is wasted in trying to replace repetitions with synonyms. A very helpful tool in this ...
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How to append a CR to end of all .txt files in a directory

Is there an easy way to do this? I'm actually combining about 500 files using copy *.txt myoutputFile.txt. The problem is, that command inserts the new/next file at the current/end position of the ...
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Select multiple non-consecutive lines of text

In Eclipse 4.2 Workbench, I'd like to select multiple lines of non-consecutive text at the same time. For example, I want to highlight and copy line 1, 4, and 10 without having to highlight, copy and ...
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Edit a file through an on-the-fly encryption stream in Unix

Okay this is a weird sort of question. I might get down-voted for being stupid here. I'd like to be able to edit an encrypted file, but without having to manually decrypt it to a location on the ...
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Simplest way to erase and replace content of multiples text files

I'm trying to do quite a simple thing. I have 40 text files in which in need to delete everything and replace with the content of a template text-file. What is the easiest/fastest way? NB: I don't ...
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Can you edit the contents of an Excel cell without having to double click it?

I have a list of about 10,000 name/addresses that I have to manually cleanse in Excel (fun!). As you can imagine, having to double click to enter almost every cell to edit it is a drag. And it's ...
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How do I get Dash Doc App to respect indentation?

When I expand an abbreviation with Dash Doc App it starts at the cursor location in my text editor (Sublime Text), but then ignores the original placement of the cursor and the next lines begin on the ...