A text editor is a program that allows for editing of plain text files.

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Copy and paste text in midnight commander (MC) via putty in Linux

I use Midnight Commander (MC) editor over putty to edit files I want to know how to copy text from one file, close it then open another file and paste it? If it is not possible with Midnight ...
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How to change paragraph direction in windows 7 wordpad for right to left languages?

In Microsoft windows 7 default Wordpad there is no button to switch directions between ltr/rtl paragraphs for right to left languages such as Persian and Arabic. How should I change direction when I ...
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A Notepad++ file templates just like pyscripter

In PyScripter when we create a new file templates and use it (Tools > Options > File templates); i can easily give short hand tags like $[ActiveDoc-Name] for automatically update the name of ...
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How to change fonts in Kod?

I started using this new text editor called Kod (runs on Mac OS 10.6): http://kodapp.com/ It's very very fast, I'm a poor programmer and I don't have money to pay for TextMate, this might be the ...
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Set default editor for crontab -e invoked with sudo

I'm using Bash on Debian Squeeze. I just read this topic: change default text editor for crontab to vim I have exported both variables VISUAL and EDITOR to vim for normal user and for root. And this ...
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Multi-editing and column-mode are buggy in Notepad++?

It will probably be better if I tell you how to see for yourself what I mean rather than try describe it verbally. Take an example like this: this is an example line bluh this is a different example ...
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Notepad++: centralize the screen at the text cursor?

Is there a shortcut to recentralize my vision to the line I am working on with Notepad++, just like emacs' C-l, or something equivalent?
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To compile Pandoc Table in Editor by selection

Pandoc table in Tex document based on this discussion --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ...
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In Notepad++, how do I split long lines in several rows?

I usually use Notepad++ for programming, but recently I started doing some writing in it as well. Writing usually involves long paragraphs with no line breaks, and currently those are displayed in ...
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Convert text file to ASCII, not ANSI in Sublime Text

We have a project where we need to convert weird characters generated from all kinds of file formats into ASCII due to compatibility issues. Is it possible in Sublime Text 2 to convert the encoding ...
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How to columnize text with tabs (in vim or on the shell)

I have a frequent need to manually manipulate tab-delimited text for data entry and other purposes. When I do this, it helps if the text is aligned properly into columns. For example (assuming 4-space ...
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how to get column markers with free text editors

Can someone please provide some tips on getting column markers to show (vertical lines) when viewing text files with fixed width column based data. (not csv). Notepad++, wordpad any freebie will do. ...
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Unicode text lost when saved as ANSI

When I saved a text file using a notepad with ANSI, I lost all of the information since it became all question marks. Is there a way to convert it back to Unicode to retrieve the text?
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Toggle Syntax highlighting in Notepad++

I am running into speed-issues for big files, whose extension is recognized by Notepad++ which will be syntax-highlighted. Is there a Shortcut or option to assign keys to toggle Syntax-Highlighting in ...
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What is Sublime Text 2’s equivalent to vim’s Ctrl+P?

Sublime Text is great, but Ctrl+P (and Ctrl+N) in vim (inserting a word with same starting characters in insert mode) is such an essential feature that I just cannot live without it. Is this ...
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Text Editor that hilights all instances of selection for Mac

On Windows, I use Notepad++ which has the great feature of when I select a word, all instances of that word are also highlighted in the same document. I have found it very helpful for finding ...
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How to access history of all Emacs commands?

I see that there is a way to access the history of the minibuffer. I was curious if there is a way to see a history of every action in Emacs, besides just the complex ones. My purpose is to save these ...
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How can I change the name of adjacent specifiers all together by changing only one line in VS2013? [migrated]

I want to change, for example, all four (not all occurrences, only these four) Vector3 specifiers into Vector2 only by editing one line (bottom line in this case)?. Is there a way to do this in ...
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Removing Tabs When Exporting Excel to Text [closed]

When I save an Excel file as a text file every cell has a tab after it. How do I remove all of these tabs? I'm looking for a way to do this with a basic text editor, like Notepad, because I need ...
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Copy Aptana-projects and connections from one computer to another

Is there a way to copy all the projects, connections and settings of Aptana Studio3 on one computer to another one running the exact same version of Aptana Studio3. The projects actually only exists ...
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Plaintext Syntax Highlighting and/or Custom Highlighting Syntax

How can you add custom syntax highlighting for a plaintext file? (for any filetype, not just txt) I leave this question open to any editor for those who know - I'm not picky. If you want me to be ...
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How do I start writing a high performance html editor with a non default UI on Windows that I can later port to Linux and Mac? [closed]

I want to know the best way to get a window to display non default UI elements while ultimately being multiplatform. I am trying to create an HTML editor which is more reactive but also featuring a ...
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Use GitHub's Atom Text Editor as Default Text Editor in Windows

I think the title says it all. I downloaded Atom, which comes over as a zip file containing an executable, etc. When I right-click on a text file, source code file, etc, in Windows Explorer and select ...
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Change default text editor to Sublime Text in Linux Mint

I've installed Sublime Text 3 from the .deb found here: http://www.sublimetext.com/3 Now, how to set it as the default text editor in place of gedit in Mint 16?
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Why do text editors think this file is UTF-8?

I have two text files, which I'm giving download links to rather than a pastebin to preserve their contents precisely: field1.txt field2.txt Both of these text files consist only of spaces, ...
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Add select next match in Notepad++ (like Ctrl + D in Sublime Text)

I am searching for a way to use the following functionality in the open source Notepad++. In SublimeText if you press Ctrl + D (mac: cmd + D I think) this happens: If there is no selection then the ...
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How to know cursor position index in an editor

I'm working with an HTML file, and I need to know my cursor position index in the overall file. In Visual Studio, I can see the line number and column number in status bar. In Notepad++ too, in the ...
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How to correctly copy and paste programming code from PDF to editors?

I'm reading a pdf book that contains programming code, when I copy the code and past it in, say visual studio, the doulbe quotation marks changes from this(") to this (”) which leads to syntax errors. ...
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Edit-text-files-over-SSH using a local text editor

I am working in various Linux and UNIX environments. I'd like to elegantly solve the problem of editing remote configuration files over SSH. Instead of using terminal editors (nano), I'd like to open ...
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It's All Text for Chrome?

I'm a big fan of It's All Text for Firefox, as it's really helpful to be able to quickly open up gvim and write out code, wiki markup, etc in a powerful editor rather than trying to do edits in a ...
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How to embed Vim commands in text files to run when the file is open? [duplicate]

I remember that there is a way to run vim commands when a certain file (not type) opens and done through putting some vim stuff in the file but I cant remember what it was. I am not talking about ...
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Simple tree notepad like editor [closed]

I am looking for very simple notepad that would allow "hierarchical" files editing. Something like TreePad but with much less bloat, more polish and possibly open sourced.
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Sublime Text 3: How to enable autocomplete with Tab and Enter / Return

When I first select a choice with the Tab key from the list of choices, the autocomplete choice is not committed, when I come back and try again, it works. Why does it work the second time and fail ...
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Most universal method of storing raw text? [closed]

What’s the most universal method of storing raw text? What I mean is, if I have some text, lets say “ABC,” and I stick that text into Microsoft Notepad it will encode the text using ANSI by default. ...
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What is the system tray program that takes the current text and edits it in a specific text editor? [closed]

On a regular basis, I want to take text from one place (in this case MS Power Query), edit it in a different text editor and then copy it back. At some point I ran across a program that lived in ...
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file changes — notification and diff

I'm looking for a way to be notified if a text file changes (Windows 7), and be offered a file diff upon such a change. For example, the text editor Notepad++ does part of this, notifying me of an ...
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How do I change the global font-size in Coda 2?

I've been looking for ages to find out how to set a global font-size in Coda 2. If I set the font-size to 30px in one document, as soon as I switch it goes back to the default font size. So basically ...
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Chrome Dev Editor: How to change the default tab size to 4 spaces?

I'm using Google's Chrome Dev Editor - developer preview. It is a Chrome extension available in the Chrome store. When I use the tab key on my keyboard, 2 spaces are indented. My aim is to change this ...
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Key combination to increase text selection to the opposite side

Consider I have the following text: Among other things I like programming quite a lot I then select "like" with a mouse: Among other things I [like] programming quite a lot" ...and then I ...
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View document position window on right side in Atom editor like Sublime Text?

The title pretty much covers it. In Atom can you display the position where you are in the current document like you can in Sublime Text? An example of what I'm talking about can be seen on Sublime's ...
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A Windows texteditor which supports transparent editing of gpg encrypted data [closed]

Since I discovered gnupg.vim I've really started using gpg encryption on daily bases. This addon takes care of decryption when you open the file (asking for your keys pass phrase) and re-encrypts with ...
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TextWrangler: indent comments at same level as code

In TextWrangler, when I comment a line of code using ⌘+/ it add the comment symbol at column 0. Uncommented: print("test") Commented: # print("test") Is it possible to instead configure ...
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How can I insert a line break over 100 times for a given text string?

I got this very, very, very long text string that consists only of e-mail addresses. It's so long that it goes off my screen several pages to the right. It makes it impossible to read. It looks ...
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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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Sublime Text 2 Keeps Growing due to Backup folder

My Sublime Text 2 Installation folder keeps growing as the backup folder getting bigger. I think it is due to package control plugin. Every time, it updates, it creates dated folder in Backup. Is ...
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Thunderbird: show current column while composing a message

How do people configure Thunderbird or Icedove to show the current column number in the statusbar when writing draft e-mails? I can not see this option in the 'Preferences -> Composition' Menu. ...
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Sublime Text Show Filanames when using Ctrl+Tab to Browse Opened files

Is there a way to show the list of files when I browse the open files using ctrl+tab keyboard shortcuts. It can be useful in selecting an appropriate file easily and visually. Not a deal-breaker but ...
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Mac OS X Text Editor with column tabs [closed]

When I used a windows machine, I always used a text editor called PSPad. I like to store information and notes for myself in the the form of text files, since they're lightweight and readable on any ...
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Can vim/gvim show “self” when editing a Ruby file?

When editing Ruby files in gvim, I'd like to be able to see which Ruby context the cursor is in. For example, if I have a file with several nested modules and classes, I want to be able to see what ...
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Sublime Text 3 Keeps Trying “Caching Information” in the status bar

I have a sublime text 3. and It keeps me showing "Caching Information" in the status bar, for the line I am editing. It seems it is trying to do something and have not been able to finish. Anybody has ...