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

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Application to open / edit a very large CSV file (500 MB, 4 million records)? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Text Editor for very big file - Windows What editor/viewer to use to inspect large text based files? I have a CSV file which has about 4 million rows and is about 500 ...
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How to rollback the edit version in VIM?

I realized I had deleted something for mistake when I typed :wq,then how can I rollback to the pre-version?Thank you!
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CKEditor configuration, prefer img tag atrributes over inline style

Looking for a way to disable a feature in CKEditor that messes with attributes height and width on my and converts them into inline styles. The version of CKEditor is 3.2 and I have access to config ...
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Preserving CDATA Editing Xml File using Microsoft Word 2003

I have an xml file that I need to edit using Microsoft Word 2003. Everything works fine but the CDATA section is lost and is converted to normal html. For example: <Description> <![CDATA[ ...
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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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Text files on linux have “<97>” characters

When viewing a particular text file in vim or less on Linux or OS X, all the en dashes show up as highlighted "<97>" characters. What control-sequence do I need to type in order to substitute the ...
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Visual Studio 2010: Is it possible to force editor to use ANSI rather than UTF-8?

I am having issues with some files in automated processes, specifically with batch files and sql files. Visual Studio seems to create these as UTF-8 rather than ansi and adds some kind of special ...
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Eclipse Line Selection

In Eclipse I used to be able to select a line by clicking the line number. I don't know exactly when it stopped working. Is this controlled by a Preference?
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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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How do I delete the next line in vim?

In emacs, whenever I want to delete a few lines of text, I just use C-k until all the text is gone. However, in vim it seems a bit more complex. I know I can do d$ to delete until the end of the ...
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Windows Text Editor With SCP Support and No Install

Is there a programmer's text editor (line numbers, syntax highlighting) for Windows 7 that offers Edit in Place via SCP A non-administrator instalation/runs without instalation Free is nice, ...
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Dreamweaver Delete Space to Word, Not Word

There's a built in DW keyboard shortcut (Ctrl + Del) that deletes up to AND INCLUDING the first word to the right. I used to use the ColdFusion Studio app for coding and it would just remove the space ...
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Automatic text replacement in Ubuntu

So, I'm looking for a software native to gnome that provides automatic text replacement. Something similar to autohotkey would be great, though I really don't care about all that extra autohotkey ...
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Converting CSV to fixed-width in Notepad++?

Is there a way in Notepad++ to convert a comma-separated file to fixed width columns? This feature exists in UltraEdit and explained in Working with CSV files, but I am happy with my Notepad++, and I ...
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Emacs check syntax of file before saving

How I can prevent Emacs from saving my buffer when it contains syntax errors ? It would by especially useful for editing source code. I'm writing some source code into the buffer, hit C-x C-s and ...
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Split a large text file

I have a large text file grouped with separate headers that I need to split into separate files. For instance the file has headers like this: --Heading 1-- some text text --Heading 2-- more text ...
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Where did the text of my .html file go in TextEdit on Mac OS X?

I recently created a .html file in TextEdit on my Mac (Mac OS X 10.5.8). I then opened that .html file in my browser and it showed the page I created just fine. I closed the .html file and TextEdit ...
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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 perform search and replace in lots of files with Emacs at once?

I'm looking for a solution to how to perform a search and replace in all files in a directory using Emacs.
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Why does the margin on a numbered list over 99 become large (2007 Word)?

Have a numbered list in 2007 Word. Everything was fine until item 100. At 100 and on, the margin between the number and the text is very large. How do I make it normal? Thanks! i.e.- 98. ...
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How do I convert a plaintext file to OpenOffice document, so that tabs become indents?

How do I convert (or paste) a plaintext file to OpenOffice document, so that tabs become indents? Currently, dynamically wrapped long lines which start with a tab are only indented (by that tab) ...
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Text / log editor with auto-refresh support

I'm looking for a text editor / log manager of some kind that will automatically refresh a file's contents when it changes. I have a single target log file (e.g. current.log) that is overwritten ...
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Write a bashscript to double every newline character in a text file?

I need a bash script that will take a file and add a second \n character for every \n character already in the file: that is: abcd\nbcda becomes abcd\n\nbcda how do I start. OR, should I ...
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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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How to split large file on Windows?

Is there a tool to split large text file (9Gb) into smaller files so that I can open it and look through? Anything usable from command line that comes with Windows (XP)? Or what's the best way to ...
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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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What is the name of the Mac OS X text editor that uses a green and yellow lotus flower icon?

I'm pretty sure there's a Mac text editor out there that uses a green and yellow lotus flower as it's icon but I cannot seem to remember the name. Can anyone help me out?
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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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Importing textfile with leading 0's to excel

Have a number of text files which have numbers next to names, tab delimited: 000454 Name1 005005 Name2 000643 Name3 4043 Name4 33643 Name5 I ...
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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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Do more recent versions of scite crash less often?

Scite is not a bad editor, but the version I have (1.72) crashes on largish ruby files (there's one file that's 65KB it consistently barfs on). Are newer versions any better?
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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 write multi lines in one Excel cell?

I want to write multi-lines in one MS Excel cell. But whenever I press the Enter key, the cell editing ends and the cursor moves to next cell. How can I avoid this?
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Convert unix line endings to windows

I recently moved back to Windows from Linux. I have some files with CRLFs, some with LFs and some that are mixed. Is there a utility that will help me find all my Unix-touched files and convert them ...
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How to select only bold text

How can you select all of the bold text in a document? I would like to just extract bold text from numerous documents. Is there a script that could be run?
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Command-A doesn't select text in several Mac OS X text edit fields

I'm trying to make my Mac follow behavior I know it must have done in the past where, when one presses ⌘ + A, it will select all the text. The problem has started recently and I think it might be ...
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Is there a VI equivalent I can use on Windows XP and later?

I get frustrated using Notepad on my Windows XP machine when I want to do more complicated text manipulation. Having used VI on various versions of UNIX I'd like to get something with its power on my ...
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Free program to scan a directory of text files and replace certain strings

I need a free program that can scan all .xml files in a directory and replace a certain string occurrence.
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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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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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Replace \r\n with newline in Notepad++

How do I replace the string "\r\n" with the same characters? Example: Hello World.\r\nHello World. replaced with: Hello World. Hello World.
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Is there a tool for automatically checking English grammar?

I need to run through a document and check that it contains proper English grammar. My toolset for spell-checking for words include ispell and OpenOffice, but they seem only to do spell-checking. ...
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Where's my Open-With gVim context menu option in Windows 7?

I have gVim installed. Under Vista and XP, this offered me an addition to either the object context menu of "Edit with gVim", or an addtion to the "Open With" context menu of "gVim". This would let ...
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Delete blank lines from a text file

I am trying to delete all the blank lines in a text file. Is there a quick way to do this? What I have line one line two What I want line one line two I am using Notepad++, so a solution using ...
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How do I convert a column of text to upper case in Excel 2007 without creating a new column?

I know that you can use formulas and convert the data that way, but how can I convert to Upper (or Lower or proper) in place? Is there an easy way built into excel to instruct a non-superuser with?
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Ctrl+Backspace inserts a small box instead of erasing

When I press Ctrl+Backspace, sometimes a small square is inserted, instead of the entire word being erased. If I copy and paste the character here, I get this: ``. But it doesn’t look quite like that ...
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Ubuntu vi Acting Strange

I just installed Ubuntu Server 8 and found vi to be acting strangely (compared to vi on Fedora, CentOS and OSX). When I use the 'a' command to enter text, pressing the arrow keys results in "C", "D", ...
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Show/Hide function folding margin on Notepad++

Is it possible to get rid of the function folding margin on Notepad++? It seems like the sort of thing that should be in the prefs but I'm not seeing it anywhere.
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Parsing text files

I encountered a situation tonight where I wanted to parse a text file. I had a very, very long word list that contained English words delimited by lines. I wanted to get rid of every word (or line) ...
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Looking for a windows-based WebDAV enabled editor (for code) [closed]

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 ...