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

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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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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 ...
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Is there a paste-replace shortcut?

Hello all :) This is be a petty request, but it is like an itch to me right now for a specific project: There are shorcuts for copy and paste, but I often find myself moving bits of text between each ...
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Cleaning out Span tags from HTML files

I have a giant number of span tags to clean out of HTM files due to a conversion from RoboHelp to Flare. Here is an example: <span class="span_1">ANYWORD</span> A large number of the ...
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How do I disable the overselection of text in Windows 7?

Is there a way to disable the overselection of text in Windows 7? Specifically, when I double-click a word Windows will select the word, then any whitespace after it. word1 word2 word3 wordetc If I ...
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Mac-OSX Text Navigation

In the terminal I'm able to hit option+b to move back a word. In any GUI app I get an integral: ∫ I know most of the emacs motions so moving around would be a lot easier if I could use the ...
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Notepad++ inserting special Unicode characters in UTF-8

What's the best ways to enter special Unicode characters into a Notepad++ document? Do I have to rely on the operating system (Windows)? Looking for a see-and-click solution. I can bring up the ...
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File increasing in size after deleting content

I recently cleaned up some .PHP files of mine with alot of code in them, there was alot of stuff that was not needed so I deleted those lines, in one case it was around 200 lines of code. The strange ...
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Split lines based on the position of a character

consider this as a sample of a text file: |60.05.33.14.61| |03.22.32.23.44.20.45| |25.17.03.20.24.05.61| |60.24.40.35.14.25.16.01.03.61| How can I delete all the initial "|"characters and not the ...
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Apply regex to certain occurrences

I have a large file with plain text (no html tags, etc.). What I want to do is to apply regex to whole file on the one hand but on the other I want to choose which changes will be applied. For ...
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JSON formatted text file makes CPU jump to 100%

I'm editing a JSON formatted text file in Mac OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2) on a 2.3 GHz Intel Core i7 with 8 GB of RAM. The file is approx. 3 MB large so it's not very big. Anyhow this is making both ...
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Why is Word 2007 not allowing me to select or edit above text with cursor?

I have a problem selecting or editing text in Word 2007 which is above the cursor's current position. I am unable to select any text or even just click in the upper part of the document text, but I am ...
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Automatic forward-deleting

First and foremost... please forgive my somewhat approximate English. (I'm French.) Oh and my loooooong sentences too (I need lots of words for little meaning when speaking foreign languages... plus ...
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Is there any way to auto-save all my entered text in Firefox?

I love the idea that gmail and Stackoverflow record my message so when I come again to that tab or draft I can find all the text that I have typed earlier already filled in. On Internet not every ...
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Beyond-compare wont ignore line-breaks?

I have this comparison : I want those line to be treated equal. but it showes me they are different. I already applied those settings : What am I doing wrong ?
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How to replace a list of strings by another list

I have a file which has (many) strings I'd like to replace, so I thought about using a simple command like: sed 's/string1/string2/g' file1 > out However, there are too many strings for that ...
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Editing the same file from multiple computers

My friend and I need to view and edit the same file at the same time. We were using Google Docs, but the firewall is now blocking it. If we connected our computers with a network cable (no hub or ...
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How to select non contiguous lines of code in Notepad++?

What key enables the selection of non-consecutive lines in notepad++ ? I have some Matlab code I have edited with notepad++. I would like to select distinct (non consecutive) blocks of code in order ...
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Parsing two input files and comparing line existence

I need to take two text files and check to see if a line that exists in File A doesn't exist anywhere in File B. Each line in File A that does not exist in File B should be copied to an output log. ...
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Create a term-document matrix from files

I have a set of files from example001.txt to example100.txt. Each file contains a list of keywords from a superset (the superset is available if we want it). So example001.txt might contain apple ...
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Delete first lines from a Unicode html file

I have an HTML file that is in UTF-8 format and I want to remove the first five lines from it. I've tried using sed but it doesn't work in this case: sed "1,5d" Result.html>small2 It actually ...
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How can I edit huge RTF files produced by Windows in Linux?

I have tried LibreOffice, and Abiword on Linux Mint 13, and in both cases, on the sorts of RTF files I use (lots of font changes, language changes, color changes, underlining, etc.), the application ...
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Remove lines ending with a specific format in Notepad++

I've got a simple array in Notepad++: bla.vmt" bla.vtf" bla_exponent.vtf" I want to get rid of the lines ending with .vmt and _exponent.vtf.
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Which command line text editor has the closest keybindings to Notepadd++, Gedit, or Kate (or any modern CUA style editor)?

I'm looking for a text editor that has an amazing common user access (CUA) mode (or can be configured to have it) that resembles closely modern editors like Notepad++, Gedit, Kate, Sublime, etc. I've ...
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Add text to the beginning of every other line in Notepad++

What I want to do is: Add <title> to the beginning of lines 1, 3, 5, etc...(hundreds of lines in a notepad++ file) Add </title> to the end of lines 1, 3, 5, etc... Then: Add ...
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Batch replace specific line #s in an xml with specific text (lines) from a 2nd xml file in Windows 7

First of, I'm not a Coder or Unix guy, I'm using notepad++ v6.18 on Win7, so I'd ask that you "dumb it down" for me please :) I've noticed that on the left side of each line within a notepad++ file ...
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Viewing Binary Files

When I open up a binary file in Vim, it displays a bunch of gibberish. One would expect it to display a bunch of 1s and 0s. Why is this?
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How to improve the hotkeys Ctrl+Left and Ctrl+Right?

I'm just wondering if anyone of you figured out a way to improve these bindings or use them together with other bindings to make go through lines of text faster/easier. namely the problem i'm facing ...
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Word adding newlines after replaced text?

For a video game, I'm making an ascii map of 1s and 0s which the program makes a 3D labyrinth out of. This is obviously not fun to edit (100x100). To make it easier, I tried setting up Word's ...
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Using sed, how to print all lines that match a certain date?

Using sed, how to print all lines where the birthdays are in November or December? Assuming input file name "datebook" as follows: Steve Blenheim:238-923-7366:95 Latham Lane, Easton, PA ...
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How to egrep the first character in second column?

Using egrep, how can I print all lines where last names start with K or k? Jennifer Cowan:548-834-2348:583 Laurel Ave., Kingsville, TX 83745:10/1/35:58900 Lesley Kirstin:408-456-1234:4 Harvard ...
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Reversed text in Chrome [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to change the text direction on Windows? I was typing something in Chrome and all of a sudden, the text reversed. It was now typing Right-to-Left like Arabic instead ...