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

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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 ...
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Replace text when in visual-block mode

Maybe I'm searching the wrong way, but I've failed to find out how to do this. Here's the scenario: I have a list in a text file where I want to insert the same word on multiple lines, here's an ...
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How to change the text direction on Windows?

Sometimes when I'm typing, text orientation changes from LTR to RTL, but I am not able to find any shortcut to change the text direction on Windows. How can I change the text direction inside a text ...
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How can I switch vim mode quickly?

This question is not the same as In vim, how can I quickly switch between tabs?, but what I want is a bit similar to it, since we are all trying to find shortcuts when editing with vim:) Now I am in ...
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Adding text to the beginning and end of a number of files?

I have a number of files in a directory hierarchy. For each file, I'd like to add "abcdef" to the beginning, on its own line, and "ghijkl" to the end, on its own line. For example, if the files ...
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How to split a text file into multiple text files

I have a text file called entry.txt that contains the following: [ entry1 ] 1239 1240 1242 1391 1392 1394 1486 1487 1489 1600 1601 1603 1657 1658 1660 2075 2076 2078 2322 2323 2325 2740 2741 2743 ...
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How can I edit a file if there is no vi, vim, joe, etc?

Is there a way to edit a file if there are no vi, vim, joe, mcedit? In another words is there a way to edit a file using just the shell commands?
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How can I edit file permissions (e.g. make script files executable) from within Sublime Text 2?

When writing e.g. shell scripts, I want to change their permissions (primarily the executable permission) from within Sublime Text 2. How can I accomplish that?
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Notepad++ - Removing the first column in a comma separated file

I have a large CSV file that I need to remove the first column of data. I cannot open it in Excel because Excel converts some of the values in the columns to scientific numbers. I am using Notepad++, ...
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How can I filter a file for lines containing a string in Sublime Text 2?

I want to filter a file I'm editing in Sublime Text 2 for lines contain a certain string, if possible including regular expressions. Consider the following file: foo bar baz qux quuux baz When ...
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Replacing timestamps in Notepad++

I have a log file with time stamps on each line such as 2012-06-26 21:31:40 Killshot: Something, Something... 2012-06-26 21:31:40 Killed [player name] 2012-06-26 21:31:40 Executing Death Sequence ...
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How can I find and replace multiple blocks of text in multiple documents all at once?

I tried searching for this everywhere but couldn't find any solution. I have 100 html pages with various text to translate. I have also the translated text ready on a word document. So what I have to ...