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

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i need to copy text between word 1 and word 2 from multiple files and paste in to one

im trying to copy/edit 6265 html files at ounce to just get descriptions of items i am putting on a website i have permission from the wholesaler to copy there data but i don't want to spent 5 day ...
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WIN7 CMD how to create command to open text files in selected editor

Is there a way to create a command in Windows 7 command line to open some text file in selected text editor? E.g. pspad "text file location" that will open text file in PSPad.
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Software for viewing and analyze big xml files

I'm working with a quite a big XML file (~20-40 MB) and I'm using Notepad++. Is there any better application to view and analyze such a big XML files?
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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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Highlight all occurrences of a word in Github's Atom text editor

In Sublime Text, if you double-click a word in file, all occurrences of that word are highlighted on the page, giving at-a-glance orientation of how a variable or other text is used in the file. Is ...
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Need help to replace one tag with another

Anyone can help me on EmEditor Macro? id="131" restype="x-p" phase-name="pretrans"><source>Good morning</source><seg-source><mrk mtype="seg" ...
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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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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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Select text with CTRL+SHIFT+M plus one or more line of code in Sublime Text

This is the sample code: Class foo { function one() { // lines of code } function two() { // lines of code } } I know that hitting CTRL+SHIFT+M inside the curly braces of ...
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Linux Text editors able to work with very, very long lines & fixed length records [closed]

I've got a fairly simple problem here: I have a piece of text which is one giant big line (~150,000 characters). No line breaks, and it's a fixed-length flat file (i.e. it was produced by a COBOL ...
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What editor/viewer to use to inspect large text based files? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Text Editor for very big file - Windows Are there any text editors/viewers (preferably on windows but other platforms are also ok) that can handle files of 500 MB or ...
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What is the easiest way to get a yyyy-mm-dd hh:mm:ss timestamp hotkey on the Mac?

On Windows I use the PSPad editor which has a nice ALT-D timestamp which you can edit the format of, e.g. yyyy-mm-dd hh:mm:ss. When working outside an editor, e.g. Google Docs, I have Autohotkey ...
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How to number subsections in Pages on Mac

I'm having an issue with Pages. I'm writing a document with several subsections. The problem is that when I'm using the style (ex: Subsection 2, Subsection 3...), I can't find how to add an index to ...
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Invisible text editor… any ideas?

OK, you might think I'm crazy, but look: I like watching movies (on my computer) (and TV series). I also have some low importance stuff I have to write up sometimes. We all know that sometimes movies ...
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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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Vim delete motions include under the cursor

If you delete backwards in vim, it doesn't delete the character under the cursor. What do you need to do to have it delete, say, back to the last space?
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Can you enable Adobe Dreamweaver CS5 to handle and edit extensionless files?

For example: gemfile, config, and all other file names with no extensions.
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How to add a prefix to every row of a particular column in a csv file via command line on linux

So basically i am trying to achieve the following.    File before editing.  column-1,   column-2,  column-3,  column-4,  column-5 Row-1-c1, ...
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How can I select text in a straight vertical column, as opposed to horizontal?

I'm trying to diff two text file logs and I'd like to remove the date/time from both files. This always appears in the same place on the left hand side of each line, as below: I was wondering is ...
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What is the edit command for 64-bit Windows 7?

I am using Windows 7 64-bit. I could not find a command that enables me to write a text file in the command prompt. Is there a command for this on Windows 7 x64? I tried edit but it is not supported ...
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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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Vim Colorscheme

What do I change in vimrc to make the while and if/else/elseif in this screenshot a different color? EDIT----------------------- This is a custom colorscheme and I am wondering what I change in ...
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Vim command mode percent expansion

My typical day-to-day workflow in Vim involves having two vertical panes; production code on the left, and the tests on the right. I frequently switch languages (and test frameworks), so I like to ...
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How to columnate 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, and when i do this it helps if the text is aligned properly into columns. For example (assuming ...
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scrolling search results to center of screen in Microsoft Word

Typically in Microsoft Word if a search result is off the page, the document window will move down to display the result, already selected - but only just barely showing it. Is there a way to make the ...
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EditPlus doesn't have find-file-by-name functionality?

A friend of mine has used EditPlus for over 5 years and says he never finds file by a name. Is there no such functionality in that editor? (I find this hard to believe!)
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How do I record and run multiple find/replace with Sublime Text 2?

How do I record and run multiple find/replace with Sublime Text 2? I tried recording a macro but, as it seems, Sublime won't record find/replace, only text input etc.
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vim editor full screen in putty

I am using putty to connect to my linux server and if I open any files with vim or vi editor the editor margins are getting limited, whereas the same full screen is coming if I open in XTERM. My ...
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How do I select columns in tab separated text?

I have a list of items in a text file separated by 1 (one) tab character like this: item one[tab]item two Each item doesn't have the same length in characters. So a traditional column selection ...
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Vim: How to append even lines to odd lines

I have the following lines. 1 4 2 10 3 20 4 35 5 56 ... ...(many more lines after this) And I want to change to the following in Vim. 1 4 2 10 3 20 4 35 5 56 ... ... How can I achieve this?
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Append text into a file while opened in an editor

Here is the scenario: A user creates a new file X.php let's say using nano. The user writes some content, saves the file (Stage S1) but does not exit the nano. He again make some changes and then exit ...
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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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Komodo Edit auto complete

I am just starting to use Komodo Edit. I have linked to a few CSS files but when I am editing an HTML file and then add a class to an element I would like the editor to guess what I am typing by ...
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Change default text editor for crontab to vim

I'm using ubuntu 9.10 and the default text editor is nano, which i hate. (doesn't everyone?) Normally it's not a problem as i just vi or gedit everything but crontab -e is opening with nano. I ...
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Multiple files opened as a single tab?

I'm trying to have a single tab open with more than one file, such that when I run bulk replaces, searches, or other macros, and such that when I want to browse through my application, I won't have ...
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Checkpoint code in text editor (like a micro version control)

When I'm editing code, I want to periodically checkpoint my code (ranging from every 10-20 minutes to a few hours). Consider it as a micro version control at local level & something that I discard ...
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Slickedit: How can I set the language of the currently open file if it has no extension?

I'm working on a file without an extension in Slickedit (over Linux). Because it has no extension, Slickedit doesn't identify what language the file is written in. Is there a way to manually define ...
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method to subtract text strings common in two files?

I have two text files, one with 100,000 strings and the other with 1,000 strings, which are already present in the larger file. I'd like to subtract those 1,000 strings, so that the larger file will ...
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Sublime Text 2 'text bubbling'?

In vim and Notepad++ I have an awesome feature either mapped or built in that I've seen called text bubbling. I know about the Sublime documentation for mapping my own, but wanted to make sure I ...
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Text editors with encryption plugins?

I am looking for a text editor which supports openssl encryption as a plugin. So, instead of manually: decrypt a file in shell edit it in the text editor encrypt the file in shell Hopefully, the ...
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Nano World Wrap Without Hard Breaks

How would I use the nano edtior to show the wrapping of the text, but without having the text broken by end of line characters? If I turn wrap off I'm only able to view one line of text, but if I have ...
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Reload minor mode in .dir-locals.el

In .dir-locals.el, I can only set variables to values, I can't call functions. However, after the following code is executed, I need to disable and then re-enable whitespace-mode: ((nil . ...
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WinMerge won't compare two files around 74 thousand lines

I was able to paste the first text file on the left panel, with 74013 lines. At the right side panel, there is no context menu with Paste option. Is there a way to compare those files in WinMerge? ...
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Don't show tabs in Emacs whitespace mode

Normally, I use spaces for indentation, but for a specific project I'm working on the convention is tabs for indentation. So I've made a .dir-locals.el file that looks like this: ((nil . ...
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How to read a 51gb log file?

Well, it seems something went horrible wrong and now I do have a log file with a size larger than 51gb. Are there any (linux) tools that can read/open files of that size? I want to read the log file. ...
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Turn on/off HTML markup while coding?

A frequent problem I'm having when editing web pages is that HTML jargon can get in the way, when I need to focus on just the content for making corrections. Once markup is added to a piece of text, ...
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Win7 Built-in Text Editor with File Change Notify

Is there any built-in software that will allow me to view a text file but will also notify me if the text file I am editing/viewing is changed by another process? There are third-party solutions for ...
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wrap for unspaced languages in emacs

Emacs has a nice wrapping mode called visual-line-mode that is pretty good at sensibly wrapping text. However, it depends almost completely on spaces, which causes the below failure in unspaced ...
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Better setting of EDITOR environment variable to use Sublime Text 2 as system editor?

I want to use Sublime Text 2 for editing Git commit messages. Right now I have the following in my bash rc file: export EDITOR="sublime -nw" This works well if Sublime is already running. But if ...
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“Document Text Embedding” feature for Unicode text editors

In Yudit text editor there is "Document Text Embedding" feature, which allows to change the default text embedding (left-to-right or right-to-left) for the entire document (and it is not saved on Save ...