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

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How does font figure out different starting and ending “quotation mark”?

I don't know very much about how fonts "work", but I know in some fonts the beginning double quotation marks differ from the ending ones. How does that work? What exactly is different in those ...
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Auto Highlight Selected word Feature in textpad

I am looking for a feature in Textpad, which will highlight all the occurrences of selected word. This is really an interesting feature in most of the cases. I am unable to found this in textpad. But ...
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How can indent/dedent in vim without losing selection?

It is really annoying, especially when I need to indent more than one level.
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Any way to do sublime like fuzzy search in geany?

I really love geany, since it has more robust syntax highlighting lexer than sublime text, but I really miss the feature in sublime to fuzzy-search for file names, by starting the "Goto anything" ...
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Open and scroll through 42 GB text file in Mac OS X

I am running Mac OS X 10.8.4 (Mountain Lion) and I am trying to open and scroll through a 42 GB .XML file. I plan on using an XML parser to parse through it and delete parts, but first I need to know ...
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How do I remove empty lines in Notepad++ after pasting in data from Excel?

I want to clean up some data I copied from an Excel spreadsheet and wash off any formatting using Notepad++. I want to take advantage of line numbering of Notepad++ to count the number of lines I ...
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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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How to edit a remote file with implicit su-ing to another user on remote host

I want to edit files on Unix/Linux servers from my PC (running Linux and/or Windows). However due to security, I cannot log into the remote server as the file owner, but as my named user, then sudo su ...
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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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Open a file from a URL in OS X

Many applications (Eclipse, TextMate, ...) use OS X's integrated Open File… dialog where you have to browse and select the file and then click Open. I have many directories with many files. So opening ...
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Is it possible to have IDE-like snippet that can be used anywhere?

For example, in visual studio, I can type "propfull", tab and it will autoexpand to this template private $type$ $field$; public $type$ $property$ { get { return $field$;} set { $field$ = ...
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Google pinyin to write proper pinyin and not chinese characters

I can use Google pinyin in a text editor with CTRL - SPACE then type the pinyin with no accents. I can choose in a list among several chinese characters the one that corresponds to what I wish to ...
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Use Visual Studio 2012 as Text Editor

Is there any way of opening an in memory window within visual studio? I'l like to use it like a text editor ( to modify XML data ), formatting, intellisense etc but I don't want to use File > New ... ...
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How to get block comments in user defined language to work properly in notepad++?

I am building a definition for a propriatery language that uses c style comment blocks. I have set the following: Comment open: /* Comment close: */ Treat keywords as symbols (in Comment Block ...
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vi/vim alternative to sublimetext's “Expand selection to scope”

Sublime text has a cool feature called "Expand selection to scope" SHIFT+CMD+SPACE which selects the everything within the scope. It select everything in scope, works perfectly ( ) or [ ] or { } ...
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Propagate file change to text editor

I'm pretty good at programming (made a few apps and done a few internships), but really don't have much experience dealing with the nit & gritty workings of text editors/file systems. Here's some ...
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Text Editor Software that support Unicode RegEx [closed]

Is there any Windows text editor software that support Unicode Properties, Scripts and Blocks feature of RegExp (You can type in it: آرد and search for \p{Arabic} to see if a software support that). ...
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File increasing in size after deleting content

I recently cleaned up some .PHP files of mine with alot of code in them, there was alot of stuff that was not needed so I deleted those lines, in one case it was around 200 lines of code. The strange ...
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How to dumb-down python auto-indentation in sublime text 3

I am using Sublime Text 3, and the auto-indent is a problem for me. Basically, all I want is auto-indent to the same indent level as the previous line, similar to gedit's dumb but predictable ...
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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 to easily invert Upper/Lower case in common text editors?

Are there any "common" text editors or word processors (Notepad, Wordpad, Word etc.) which allow you to invert the case of a string of text easily? I've always thought there should be a shortcut so ...
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Looking for markdown text editor with drag/drop image insert (auto-upload)?

I use Notational Velocity for keeping notes. I love the speed and simplicity but I'd like to make adding images easier and less relient on a local file system. I've tried to use Evernote but it's just ...
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Can someone suggest a text editor for Mac where I can work on a project across a remote server and group the files I am working on into folders?

I like to develop web apps with CakePHP. I connect to the server using Fetch, and to work on my website I go to my files on Fetch and click edit with>Text Wrangler. Then I am able to easily edit my ...
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Editor of txt files for Windows with syntax highlight and foldable/collapsible sections for Markdown [closed]

I asked the same for Notepad++, but in fact I don't mind changing of software. I am interested in managing txt files that contain Markdown. I would like to find an editor of txt files for Windows ...
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Is it possible to get a Table of contents in Notepad++?

Is it possible to get a Table of contents in Notepad++ or if not, is there any text editor that is fast and can provide table of content feature. I am trying to avoid Windows Word which is way too ...
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Win7 regedit falsely reports successful merge

I'm trying to hijack notepad with the hack described at http://www.flos-freeware.ch/doc/notepad2-Replacement.html. I created a registry file to do this, but it won't work. The confusing thing is ...
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tool to share text file and notify collaborators of file changes?

I would like a tool that will allow me to share a text file with a colleague, and if the file changes, will email them with a list of any additions or deletions. I believe Dropbox can notify you ...
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Opening 1GB+ XML file for editing [duplicate]

Running Windows 7 64-Bit w/6GB RAM. Attempting to open a 1GB XML file in an attempt to repair an Excel Spreadsheet. I have tried other tools but all caused memory errors. I even tried sed (Windows ...
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Editing CSV files in Ubuntu

What is a good way to edit CSV files in Ubuntu? The files look something like this: This,is,data,with,a,header 2,2,3,4,, 1,,3,,6,6 ,5,3,5,5,6 1,2,,,, 1,2,3,4,8,6 1,,9,,5,9 -1,,3,4,5,6 1,2,0,4,5,6 ...
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How to version control for a solo author creating non-programming documents?

I'm a writer, not a programmer. I'm just now for the first time learning about version control and how it works, and I am wondering how version control could streamline my workflow. For years, I've ...
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directory tree in Code Runner for Mac

I'm using the CodeRunner app for Mac. On the left hand side, there is a directory of my computer's file system. All of my coding projects are in /Users/ME/Sites, but the directory in CodeRunner shows ...
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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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Clear the kill ring in emacs

How does one clear the kill ring in emacs? I use browse-kill-ring.el but the buffer it provides is read-only.
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Text editor for BIG files? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a text editor for very big files? I have text file (XML) of 40G. How to open it with text editor to see cursor and it's relative position to the beginning of ...
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Making Google Chrome open Source Code in External Editor

How do I configure Google Chrome to open source files (.c or cpp) in an external editor either using EDITOR variable or emacsclient rather viewing them by itself.
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How do I open a checked out file in a Perforce depot with an external editor on Mac OS X Mountain Lion?

I'm using p4v on OS X 10.8. Before I upgraded to Mountain Lion, I could double click a checked out file in a changelist under the "Pending" tab and the file would open in the external editor specified ...
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Strange permission changes when saving file on a Samba partition from a Windows editor

I'm trying to figure out why a specific behavior is exibited when perms change on a file being saved from a Windows editor on a SAMBA-mounted Unix partition. Situation: We have a file on Unix, with ...
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windows text editor that allows csv/tsv data column sorting

I thought I remember reading that there is a text editor that exists for windows that allows the sorting of data, treating the csv/tsv similar to how it is treating when one sorts in excel. Any ...
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Vim: edit multiple lines

I was looking for a way to edit multiple line simultaneously. I found that Ctrl-V + selecting the lines + I should be the solution. The problem is that, for me, after pressing I (in fact Shift-i) I'm ...
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Is there a .NET based programmer's text editor?

I'm looking for a text editor that is powerful and extensible like emacs, but which uses .NET for the scripting language. emacs is an astonishing and amazing thing, but I use .NET all day and so I'd ...
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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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Replacing Italic with markdown formatting or em tags

I have content in google docs that is being converted to HTML. The main trick is that there are a number of italic sections which I would like to add <em> tags or markdown asterisks. I tried ...
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what is the main difference between a file with .db extension and a file with .txt extension while I save both of them from a text editor?

What is the difference between a file with .db extension and a normal file with .txt extension , leaving the fact that a .db extension is for a database file and .txt makes a normal text file. I open ...
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gVim crashing while opening 8GB text file

I have an 8GB text file which contains output from a structural analysis program. The output is in the form of lines corresponding to time steps - with each line representing state of a system at a ...
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Installing sublime text plugins all at once

Is there a way to install all the sublime text 2 plugins that you would like to install all at once. In Notepad++, there is a plugin manager which lets you install all the plugins you want to install ...
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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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How to switch between two Vim windows (two separate instances) on separate monitors

Whats the keyboard shortcut to switch between running instances of Vim?
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Regex find-replace big file [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a text editor for very big files? I need to find a text editor that can replace a regex in a 250MB file without crashing. I tried: EditPadPro NotePad++ Is ...
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Looking for Linux text editor

I'm looking for VIM replacement. My key points are: Extensible in sane language (such as Python, Ruby, or even Lua, after vimscript everything will do). Also GUI part should be extensible too, so no ...
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Text Editor that can link images via drag-n-drop

I'm looking for a text editor where you can drag-n-drop images into your document, and the images are then linked from their original location. With "linked", I mean that they are displayed inside the ...