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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Extracting quotations from a movie / tv transcript in Notepad++

I have a transcript of a 3 hour documentary that is filled with quotes I'd like to share. The transcript is huge so going through it manually would take forever. So basically, I just want to remove ...
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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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The ed text editor and line feed

With ed can I add line feeds (\n)? I've tried: s/word/word\n/ But it it just gave me a plain "n" after word. With double backslash appeared "\n". With sed this works as expected, but with ed not. ...
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Disable type hints in Docblockr blocks

Is there a chance to disable autocompletion after @ sign where in Docblockr blocks ? I am currently playing with Symfony 2 and I use annotations so when I write @ORM\ it gets converted to one of the ...
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What are fast ways to switch between text styles (font, size, etc) in Microsoft Word or other word processing software?

Many times I need to switch back and forth between 2-3 different styles when writing a document. I dislike needing to manually click to change the style in the user interface and would like to use a ...
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How can I generate a large amount of standarized strings in a .txt file?

I'm in need of some large amount of strings generated in a .txt file. The format is number1:number2, number1 goes from 1030 up to 1130, number2 goes from 0 up to 15. Example: ...
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What's Sublime Text 2's equiverlant 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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VIM replacement? [closed]

What I do: PHP (Laravel 4, Yii, Drupal 7, bare) C/++ (GTK+, Qt 4/5) Ruby (+Rails) Perl (rarely, but still) Python2/3 (sometimes + Django) JavaScript (Node.JS, jQuery, Angular.JS) HTML CSS (+SASS, ...
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Simplest way to get XML node count

I have some XML files for which I want to get the count of nodes. However, I don't want to go and start coding. I have checked some XML tools like Notepadd++ XML Plugin, Cygwin xmllint, XML Notepad ...
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Using vim for creating fixed width text?

I've got text in the form xxxx yyyyy xx yyyy xxxxxxxx yyyyy x y I'd like the second set in each line to begin at the same point ie xxxx yyyyy xx yyyy xxxxxxxx yyyyy x y I ...
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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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vim inside tmux: throws “E388” with <C-Left> in insert mode [duplicate]

I've read that in insert mode in vim, one can use <C-Left> and <C-Right> to move by words. This works for me, but only as far as I don't run vim inside tmux terminal splitter. When inside ...
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How do I work on a wiki draft with local save?

Editing a wiki article is usually done online but if I'd like to restart a browser then the draft is lost. How do I work on the draft with a local copy and ability to preview if I don't use web ...
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Are there any lite text editors in console mode on Windows? [closed]

I know a few: Renowned text editor: MS-DOS Editor Vim/Vi But, MS-DOS Editor is a 16-bit software which cannot be run in Win7 (64-bit), and Vim/Vi is not lite. Are there any lite text editors in ...
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Sublime Text 3: Move caret up/down between displayed lines

With soft-wrapping enabled, 1 text line could occupy multiple displayed lines -- depending on how wide the window is. By default Up/Down arrows move carets between actual lines. I was wondering ...
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How to make Sublime Text highlight “$this->” for PHP?

How do I make Sublime Text highlight $this-> for PHP files?
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TextMate-like bundle editor for Sublime Editor

I know that Sublime Text has packages and also a package manager you can use to install additional bundles. For example, I installed the Go bundle but I'd like to extend it by adding some custom ...
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How can I hide plaintext passwords while editing a plaintext config file?

There are config files like wpa_supplicant.conf that can contain plaintext passwords. Sometimes I want to edit such files on my laptop while sitting in a public place, so it would be bad to show my ...
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Spaces in the beginning of lines in Notepad++

Is there any reason, why Notepad++ treats spaces as an average characters and thus pushes it to a new line, instead of "hiding" them at the end of line (when line-breaking mode is of course turned ...
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Flipping Parentheses

I have some text with flipped parentheses. For example, instead of (text-in-parentheses) I have )text-in-parentheses( Is there an easy way to flip all of the parentheses in the text? If so, how? ...
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Remove duplicate lines from a very large text-file [duplicate]

I have a very large text-file (> 50 GB), but most lines are duplicate, so I want to remove them. Is there any way to remove duplicates lines from a file, and handle files > 2GB? Because every method I ...
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Code Editor with Double Click Selection [closed]

Are there any free text editors that highlight text based on evaluation order tokenization order? The target language currently are C, Javascript, and HTML. But a questioned generalized to other ...
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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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Tabs Within a VIM Split

I am writing a few different js files in my new favorite text editor, VIM. Coming from ST2, I miss the feature of having splits with tabs. I.e: A split contains a collection of files which can be ...
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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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How to make FileZilla open all the required files with one click

Is there any way of configuring FileZilla so that I can open all the files on a server that I use to edit with just one click. For example if the files are like this: /home/abc/def/one.txt ...
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How do I get Google Drive to open text files with arbitrary extensions as text files?

I have text files on Google Drive that do not end with the .txt suffix (such as: .r, .bas, .awk...). I want to view them using the Drive Notepad app, but it does not recognize the files as text. Is ...
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Deleting a file by overwriting its contents, e.g. using a text editor, in Windows? How secure is it?

I know there are a number of secure deletion programs for windows. But If someone wanted to do a simple deletion of a private document, could they do so by opening it up in Notepad/Wordpad, erasing ...
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Rich editor faster than Microsoft Word?

With Microsoft Word, I regularly wait 2 full seconds () to go from the Table of contents to the document paragraph. The software feels slow in general. I prefer Notepad++, but it doesn't do automatic ...
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Text editor that saves difference in revisions only, not complete historical copies

I use a text editor for my long to do list, and wish to keep record of what items get removed off it. However, don't want to have multiple copies of the 1/4Mb file existing on storage media. Is there ...
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Komodo Edit: file save command disabled

In Komodo Edit, save button seems to always remain disabled after I make changes to any file. What could be the cause? How do I make the option enabled and save a file? The file is local, not ...
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Text Editor on Egghead.io videos

Does anybody know what text editor is being used in the egghead.io videos. I was just hoping for the windows version which is used in the first atleast 2 videos. Saying the mac one would be a bonus, ...
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Text editor that shows preview window of CSS classes, ID's and elements [closed]

I use a combination of Notepad++, Sublime and also Dreamweaver. I still use DW because of its really handy CSS Styles window, and for me its the quickest way of navigating through large CSS files. ...
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Word 2010 how to make absolutely no space between lines? (example pictures included)

I cannot find any answers on google on how to do this. I want literally no space between lines. But to Microsoft Word 2010, no space means this: But I want literally no space. Like this: I think ...
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Toggle Syntaxhighlighting in Notepad++

I am running into speed-issues for big files, whose extension is recognized by Notepad++ and syntax-highlighted. Is there a Shortcut or option to assign keys to toggle Syntax-Highlighting in ...
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Emacs: displaying list of subroutines/functions/classes in a source file

I have been using a little-known editor called "FTE" (or eFTE) for years; it has a nice utility that can display the list of the subroutines/functions/classes (or any such thing--depending on what ...
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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 ...