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

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Multiline select in Notepad++

In Sublime Text, if I perform a find for an occurrence of a particular word, not only is this occurrence found, but it is also selected and has the cursor at the end of each occurrence so that pushing ...
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How do I split a wrapped numeric list into several lines?

I have some text in this format all on 1 line: 1v YHWH said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness, and God created man in his own image. 2v And God formed man from the ground, and he ...
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When I open text documents, they immediately print?

Every time I open a text (.txt) document on my PC (Windows 7 Ultimate x64), it immediately begins printing on my default printer. What is happening and how do I turn it off?
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Disk Based Text Editor to Edit File Larger than Memory

I am using Ubuntu and looking for a good editor to edit a file that is > 4GB. I just need to put content at the end and beginning of the file. I suppose I could use something like cat "text to add" ...
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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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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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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 to remove blank lines in .txt files

I want to change a text file's format, removing all blank lines. How can I do that? (2) 5. The function of the condenser is to: a) vapourise the liquid refrigerant b) change ...
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Splitting a large txt file every 100 lines and including the original header (on a Mac)

I am looking for a tool or script (Textwrangler or Terminal) that can split a larger text file every 100 lines counting from line 5 (the first 4 are header lines) and output individual .txt files ...
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Does anyone have tips for using the linux text-editor joe? is it available on ssh?

I found a few great features in the joe text editor for the command window: You can: Keep the command help menu visible all the time. Split the current view into two panes (top, bottom) so that ...
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Split a string in ksh

I am looking for a quick/easy way to split a string in ksh. It has varied number delimiters (spaces) between each item. Example: value1 value2 value3 Any suggestions/advice?
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Is it possible to type a floating “c” letter?

I have a close friend that has a Scottish surname "McGregor". However the "c" in the name needs to be aligned to the top of the "M". I have searched through alt codes but cannot spot it anywhere. Does ...
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How can I use the vim editor to format the text like this?

I have a data.txt file, the data format is something like this: a|Êó• a|Êõ∞ a|Ôõ∏ a|Ôùã aa|Êòå aa|Êòç aaa|Êô∂ aamh|Êöò all I would like to do is convert the following text into this result: 'a' ...
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Software to store frequently used text in PC

I am a looking for a free software that can run on the task bar (near the system time) where I can store frequently used text like my full street address, paths of specific deep folders & files in ...
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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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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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Mac & Google Docs: How to Home?

I'm dying at Mac OSX 10.5.8 + Firefox finding how to go to the beginning of the line in Google Docs I was cursed with too little intelligence to use this glorified OS. Would any one please guide me ...
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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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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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Edit a very large textfile [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a text editor for very big files? I've a 3 gigabytes big log file and I have to edit just a few rows. With Notepad++, I can't edit the file at all. Does ...
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Changing text in current visual selection in Vim

I have some part of a line visually selected. I would like to remove all non-word characters in the selection and replace all whitespace characters with underscores. How would I go on about this?
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Wrapping word configuration in mac

When i am using TextWrangler and double-click a word "game" in a sentence like "game.score", the word game is selected, but the both words and dot "game.score" is selected instead in some other editor ...
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I Need to Degarble a Text File

Here's my dilemma: I'm NaNoWriMoing in a text file backed up with Dropbox, and so I was offline for about 5 hrs and working on my novel. Unfortunately, the computer overheated/ran out of ...
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Textmate rails bundle

Normally when working inside a Ruby on Rails view file, I can hit CTRL + SHIFT + . to get open/close tags for rails like so: <%= selection %> I'm not sure how, but yesterday this ...
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Vim: Bind <C-Enter>

Using vim for editing latex; how can I bind C-Enter? I tried the following, which does not work: imap <C-Enter> \\<CR> and imap <C-Return> \\<CR> However, something like: ...
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Is there a way to make Nano support auto-complete and auto-bracket closing?

Does anyone know if there's a way to make nano support auto-complete and auto-bracket closing?
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How to grep only selected words from a file?

I need to get a list of all the email addresses from a file. I was trying to use grep @ filename but that returns the entire line. Is there anyway I can get it to return only the email address ...
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In vim, is there a way to search for a word in a different window?

I'm working with a file where definitions, and references to those definitions are in different parts of the file. I'm looking at the file in a split window - one half looking at the definition, the ...
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How to make FileZilla save to SFTP server WITHOUT a propmt?

Every time I save a file from the server, it will pop up a "File has changed" prompt, and ask me if I want to upload to server. How can I stop it from asking me? Fugu would do it automatically, and it ...
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Looking for a windows-based WebDAV enabled editor (for code)

I'm looking for a good editor for windows with built-in WebDAV support. I'm aware of Netdrive, Webdrive and Windows' built-in WebDAV client, but these don't work as well, because they need to emulate ...
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Multi line find and replace

I recently moved about 30k images from Picasa to imgur . I need to replace all those links in my wordpress blog . I have exported all the posts to xml file ( it is 96mb) . I tried this powershell ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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Search & replace with wildcards and variable length strings in Notepad++

I am trying to edit a series of strings in Notepad++ using search & replace. What I'd like to do is to search for a particular piece of HTML code, then delete a portion of it. The challenging ...
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How can I avoid using the cursor keys in Notepad++?

I've started programming after an 8 year break. I'm using Notepad++ and I like it, but taking my hand away from the main keyboard to the cursor keys to get around the file is really slowing me down. ...
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Can you insert line breaks into a Rich Text Content Control

I have a rich text content control on a Word 2007 document which is auto-populated from a database query. The control just contains text but ideally I'd like to be able to insert a new line inside the ...
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How can I do a batch find replace?

I'm writing a piece of software which requires the creation of a number of nearly identical blocks of code that only vary in a few locations which need to be replaced by a unique value for each ...
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How can I send myself an email that becomes a text file on my hard drive (or on Dropbox)?

Evernote has a very helpful feature that lets me send an email to a special address and which makes that email into a new note. I'd like to duplicate that functionality, but without being locked into ...
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Using Firefox's 'View Source' with BBEdit results in a blank file

I use Firefox for browsing and BBEdit for text editing. I want the 'View Source' command in Firefox to display the source code in BBEdit rather than in Firefox's own window. I have adjusted the ...
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Editing docbook

I need to edit a docbook resource with a decent, cross platform WYSIWYG editor, being also able to include latex style formulas, images and svg plots. Then, I need to create pdf, html and import the ...
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How to copy text side by side in Npp or Sublime text?

I have to 2 text files . First is A B C D Second is 1 2 3 4 How do I copy both file contents side by side like this in Notepad++ or Sublime Text . If these both don't support this then please ...
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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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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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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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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 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 ...