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

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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 ...
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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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How to substitute multiple lines between delimiters

Given the text example: .... text ,.. {{{python string1 = 'abcde' string2 = '12345' print(string1[[1:3]]) print(string2[[:-1]]) }}} .... text ,.. The [[ and ]] also appear outside of {{{ too. ...
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looking for an alternative to refile in orgmode for emacs

In emacs/orgmode there is something called refile. you select text, hit refile and you get a list of your outline headlines, select one and your text goes there. Can I achieve something like this in ...
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Transpose emacs rectangles

Suppose I have this text: RUN_ RUN_ RUN_ RUN_ RUN_ and want this one: RUN_A RUN_B RUN_C RUN_D RUN_E I would like to be able to write ABCDE and somehow `transpose' it and kill-yank it as a ...
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Substitution in text file **without** regular expressions

I need to substitute some text inside a text file with a replacement. Usually I would do something like sed -i 's/text/replacement/g' path/to/the/file The problem is that both text and replacement ...
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Delete until character is found

In my text editor, I would like to define a keyboard shortcut (say, CTRL-D) with "delete until character is found" functionality. For example, if the cursor is placed before the "H" of this text: ...
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Selecting range of lines in Notepad ++

How do I select specific range of lines in Notepad++ quickly? I have a text file that has over 1M of lines and I need to delete some fragments from it, but selecting lines manually just takes too much ...
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Find and Replace using different keywords

Example. I want to find and replace using: Test1 Test2 Test3 Of course I have to input and click it 3 times in order for me to find and replace using those terms. How do I do it in one shot? Does ...
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Which editor can I use to create a nested hierarchy?

I'm using OpenOffice (don't have Microsoft Office). I'm designing an application and I want to create a hierarchy similar to what the image below shows. There can be several nested levels of ...
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“Drag” selected text using the keyboard?

If I select some text in a text input field/area/window, I can drag that text to another position somewhere within the text area using the mouse. Is it possible to do this dragging using the keyboard? ...
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Emacs c-mode can't recognize utf-8?

I need to read one C++ head file which has some Chinese and was encoded using utf-8. Emacs should recognize this encoding, but it turns out: Then, I changed it to text-mode, it works: I also ...
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Turn Off Parenthesis Matching in Sublime Text 2

I have questions about turn off parenthesis matching. Does anyone know how to turn off parenthesis matching? example: When I type a (, it will automatically add ), becomes (). It's pretty nice for ...
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trimming an XML file the dumb way

(see solution below) I have XML files which I parse with a Python script (I did not write it but it does the job perfectly). The problem is that the XML file is large (~ 1GB) and the parsing take ...
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Toggle between column selection and regular selection in Sublime Text 2

In Textmate, I can make a regular multiline selection using the keyboard and switch to column selection mode by pressing the alt (⌥) key. I have not found a similar way of doing this in Sublime Text ...
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Batch transpose a comma separated file

I'd like to reorder a file with a batch from this schema: Default Web Site;anonymousAuthentication Default Web Site;windowsAuthentication Daisy;anonymousAuthentication Daisy;windowsAuthentication ...
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Process plain text data

I've this plain text file that I need to be automatically examined and results written in another plain text file. Note that I'll use plain text and CSV interchangeably, since CSVs are plain text ...
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Change data from columns to nested list

I need to move data from this format: node 1 node 12 node 121 node 1 node 12 node 122 node 1 node 13 To this one: node 1 node 12 node 121 node 122 node 13 Is there an ...
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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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Is there way to add Language shortcuts in Mac OS X?

On iOS, I could add a language short cut easily in settings. Like gd stands for "have a good day". Is there a way of doing that on a Mac? I don't know if this is even possible since OS X doesn't ...
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Swapping two values without using an intermediate one

In a given text file, generally speaking, if I want to swap two things, say the word apple with the word orange, and both exist in the document, then I first have to change one of them to something ...
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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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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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Is there a difference between the tab symbols when using “Show White Space and TAB”?

I have a tab-delimited file that I have opened in Notepad++, was having trouble parsing it, so turned on View->Show Symbol->Show White Space and TAB. I noticed that there were two different types of ...
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Different Font styles in Editplus

I would like to have keywords to be appear Bold and variable names,Comments and Strings should be in normal style. is that possible
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Unicode problems in Mini Lyrics

Shri guru granth sahib ji is epic granth for sikhs. I am working on the project for creating karaoke of guru granth sahib. I am using Mini Lyrics for this for synchronizing speech to text. But this ...
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Edit one file in two different buffers in emacs

I would like to open the file foo.bar twice (or more) in emacs, so I can edit two different parts of it simultaneously. Is it possible? Probably the better question is, how to do it? Is there a way to ...
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Efficiently stripe incoming one-word lines onto columns?

Consider a stream of one-word lines such as the stdout of $ echo foo bar baz quux xyxxy thud | tr ' ' '\n' foo bar baz quux xyxxy thud I say "one-word" to indicate there is no whitespace other than ...
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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 someone ...
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How to do a search-and-replace in Opera for textarea context?

How do I do a search-and-replace in Opera for a textarea's context? I have a web page with html form and I need to input and edit large text in this form. Easy example: Stay on this page, scroll ...
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Getting vi/vim syntax highlighting used by certain user

At work most web-development we do, is done in vi/vim, on a debian-server. Sometimes we have to alter some files as root, and the syntax-highlighting-model of that user (root) is absolutely awesome. ...
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What's is the easiest way to append ';' to the end of lines which contain the char ':'?

I have a text file, whose content is like: body font-size: 12px color: blue td font-size: 14px ... I want to append ; to the lines which contain :, so the content will be: body ...
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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 do I insert line breaks into a text file - not programming, not fixed width - via find & replace

This is a different from someone else's similarly-titled question. Neither Excel nor OpenOffice allow users to specify line delimiters, so I'm trying to replace semi-colons with line breaks. How do I ...
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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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Combine two files column-wise in Ubuntu?

I have two files: one is like preface Introduction chapter 1 the other is like 1 2 3 I was wondering how to column-wise combine the two files into one: preface 1 Introduction 2 chapter 1 3 ...
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What is the ^I character and how do I find it with sed?

I usually import data from csv files to MySQL, but my data provider leaves NULL entries as "", so I need to replace "" with "\N". This is easy enough with a script like for csvfile in *.csv do ...
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Can't edit Microsoft Word template

I am trying to change an existing Microsoft Word template. It's the 28 line legal pleading template found here: http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/templates/pleading-form-with-28-lines-TC006087001....
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Match and delete in Notepad++

I have the following text in Notepad++. 192.168.0.1 37 ms N/A 192.168.0.2 Dead N/S 192.168.0.3 ...
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Is there a fast way to change multiple links in a HTML file?

I have a HTML file containing the code for an image map with over 200 links, like this: <area shape="RECT" coords="410, 7, 438, 35" href="/ItemDetails.jsp?item=os_landranger_1"/> The problem ...
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Is it possible to change the default text cursor orientation from vertical to horizontal?

In almost any application or Windows component, the text cursor usually appears as a vertical black line -- in Notepad, browser address bar, the Run window. Is there a setting I can tweak in the ...
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How to do Linux-like file modifications on Windows command line?

I need to do some more or less easy replacements in certain files on Windows machines. This is part of an automated software build process, so to be able to reproduce it on all build mashines I ...
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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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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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Free tool for graphical representations of XML files [closed]

I need a tool which displays an XML file in a nice way. With "nice way" I mean a way on which I can fold and unfold all the nodes. Is there any free tool that runs on Windows Vista that does this ...
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editing software for redundancy checking

I'm looking for an editing program that can check for redundancies (sentences, paragraphs, sections) within a document and between 2 documents. Does this exist? Any advice appreciated.
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How to reverse the order of multiline text sections separated by blank newlines/line breaks?

How to reverse the order of multiline text sections separated by blank newlines/line breaks... ..., with a simple command or application, preferably without programming? I don't want a sort, but a ...