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

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Determine if a Document is open in an Editor

Is there an approved way for to query whether a document is open an editor in Linux? For example, if a document is being edited we may want to warn that a document is open and should be saved before ...
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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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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 insert a real tab with Vim SuperTab plugin if completion fails

I really like vim SuperTab plugin. But there is a little problem I have. When there is no keyword to complete the plugin doesn't insert a real tab but instead it tries to complete the word with CTRL+...
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vim in Console2 on Windows doesn't colour code?

I'm using Console2 on Windows with Cygwin. Using Windows vim (on my PATH), the colour coding doesn't seem to display in Console2? Using vim from cmd does colour code.
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Vim project plugin \R not refreshing new directories created

I'm using the vim project plugin to manage a project, and whenever a new file goes in I need to use \R to refresh the project tree. This is fine, but I recently created a new directory in the tree, ...
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How to make sublime text editor highlight left bar area on active code block

Sometimes I feal lost while coding on sublime text editor as it doesn't highlight the left bar as others ides/text editors do what I am talking about is the light violet color on line numbers as in ...
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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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Autosaving on emacs or xemacs files (preferably on loss of focus)

Ideally I want to replicate with emacs functionality from TextMate, whereby on loss of focus i.e. I click away from the buffer, my file saves. If this isn't possible, I want to customize emacs so ...
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Is there a way to do rich text formatting with regexes?

I'm trying to edit a large public domain text for publication. One of the things I have to do is make each paragraph's heading bold. Since the heading always begins with an open-paren and ends with a ...
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How to get a list of recent files -view for Caret?

I would like to get TextMate's feature to Caret that you press CMD-Shift-T and you get a list of recent files in your directory where you can easily open files there. Caret is so advanced so I think ...
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How to replace text within two words on TextWrangler?

I have a large XML file with hundreds of thousands of lines, and I need to replace data between two words (tags, in reality). Ex.: <foo>Sample Text</foo> Where I need to replace "...
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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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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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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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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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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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Text editor with exclusive mode

Is there text editor that can open file in exclusive mode? Its a standard way how to restrict access to file to one process / user in operating system Windows. I need this because of editing file ...
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Notepad autosave that doesn't switch tabs / notepad++ equivalent

I like notepad++ because it's nice and minimal, but it bothers me that Notepad++ has no autosave. I looked into plugins and found this one: http://sourceforge.net/projects/notepad-plus/forums/forum/...
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Editor that supports renaming tabs for untitled docs?

I sometimes need to copy/paste text into two windows and compare the contents for a quick hack, ie. without having to save both documents to disk, and display the two docs side-by-side vertically so I ...
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Apply dictionarry to text file

I have dictionary that contains of approx. 100 lines word_1 transalted_word_1 ... word_n transalted_word_n I need to translate several txt files (actually these files are XML) in most automated way....
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How to stop Light Table stripping spaces at the end of a line?

I'm using Light Table to write a README.md file. I need to add two spaces to the end of a line of text but when I save the document, Light Table seems to remove those two spaces. How can I stop Light ...
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Duplicate backup file is getting created in linux

I created a file called file2.txt in Linux, opened it in text editor and saved it. When I closed the text editor I see two files file2.txt and file2.txt~ I guess file2.txt~ is temporary file created ...
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Wrap lines in vim's scratch buffer but not elsewhere

I have set nowrap in my vim config file but there's one place where I need line wrapping: the scratch buffer (because the text that shows up there usually doesn't stick to 80 columns). Is there a ...
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PDF: is it possible to batch replace text-boxes content?

Ok, let me explain the situation: I have huge pdfs (100 pages with lots of text) that need to be translated. The pdf has the text in textboxes and these textboxes are scattered everywhere. The ideal ...
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editing after searching in vim

if I search from command mode by typing /something I am shown that word in my open buffer, but then I can't delete chars by hitting d or replace with r, these just add more letters to the search term ...
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Find and Replace, replace one pattern with another

I am working Sql Sever Management studio. In my query window, I want to replace a pattern as follows:- Find:- ''myText'' Replace With:- 'myText' The gist is that myText can be any ...
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Textpad 7 - how to turn off tabbed document interface?

I have been using TextPad for 10 years, various versions, and I've always had it configured so the document windows are movable within the frame. If I opened up 10 files at a time, their windows would ...
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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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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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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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opening Sublime Text (or other text editor) from command line as root on Mac OS

I've modified my /var/root/.profile using nano (this is the only editor which works with root for some reason(. Ridiculous, I know))): export EDITOR="subl -w" alias subl='/Applications/Sublime\ Text....
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Changing Default Text Editor in Linux Mint 17 to Sublime Text 2

I'm having trouble using the terminal to change my text editor to Sublime Text 2. I followed the instructions in this thread to no avail :/ Any assistance would be extremely appreciated
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Code-folding in Notepad++ with two-word keywords?

Notepad++ supports user-defined languages for syntax-highlighting and code-folding (v.2.1.0.12). However, my language has two-word keywords like "begin function" and "end function". Using quotation ...
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Viewing Only One Folder At A Time In Code Editor

I use FL Studio for music production, and one of the best features that it has is the ability to "View Only One Folder Content At A Time", such that if I expand a folder in the integrated file browser,...
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Editing files locally with Vagrant

Is it possible to edit files using non command-line editors, such as Notepad++, with Vagrant?  If so, how would it be done?
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CTRL+V does not work in Firefox

Ctrl+v is not working in FireFox 29. I have included clipboard settings in about:config, but it still is not working. Ctrl+c and Ctrl+x are both working. How can I solve this issue?
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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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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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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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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 . ((indent-...
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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 it'...
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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: 1030:0,1030:1,1030:2,.....
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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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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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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 do I separate words in notepad++, Excel or similar?

Here is the data what I have got. Abdul Rashid a025684t@usa.nit 245 ST.CLOUD VILLAGi CT. # 101 MILPTTAS CA 73634 9600280136 and the output should be like Abdul Rashid a025684t@usa....
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Edit and rearrange a file via command line, imported from Excel 2003

I have a text file imported from Excel 2003 in the following basic format. 43038 12500 s.ramesh labour 43038 13000 m.ramesh doctor I have to arrange this file in such a format ...
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Type macro's name in text editor to run it, Is such a thing even possible?

Atm, I'm notepad++ user working mostly on Javascript. And I have a lot of commands that I want to bind to macros. Remember all hotkeys is hard and unpleasant thing. So I wonder is it's possible to let ...
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MC on Ubuntu: Save cursor in editor when leaving it

I am using midnight commander (mc) on ubuntu and have figured out that after editing or viewing a file and leaving it the cursor position is not saved after opening it once again. Does anybody know ...