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

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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 ...
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Best console based text editor not only for programmers [closed]

I need console based text editor for writing both source codes and human readable texts such as emails. I need it to be user friendly. It mean for me: You can use it the same way as the notepad or ...
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Windows Text Editor With Command Line?

Is there a multipurpose text editor for Windows that has an embedded command line? As an example of what I'm looking for, I've included a screenshot of KDE's Kate below.
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Prepend new vim buffer with 2 new lines

I am using vim from mutt to reply to my emails and in the .muttrc I have the follow specified: set editor= 'vim +1 -c "set textwidth=72" -c "set wrap" -c "set nocp" -c "set spell"' I want to be ...
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How to view enormous .txt files? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a text editor for very big files? I have some memory leak reports that are in the gigabyte order of size. Is there document viewer that can handle such files ...
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Which command line text editor has the closest keybindings to Notepadd++, Gedit, or Kate (or any modern CUA style editor)?

I'm looking for a text editor that has an amazing common user access (CUA) mode (or can be configured to have it) that resembles closely modern editors like Notepad++, Gedit, Kate, Sublime, etc. I've ...
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Scrutiny all visible or invisible characters of a text file

Is there any software that can be used to scrutinize all visible or invisible characters in a text file (characters like BOM, direction mark, line feed ...)? Showing the Unicode name of characters ...
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How to improve the hotkeys Ctrl+Left and Ctrl+Right?

I'm just wondering if anyone of you figured out a way to improve these bindings or use them together with other bindings to make go through lines of text faster/easier. namely the problem i'm facing ...
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What are some alternatives to word processing with Markdown?

I've used MS Word-style editors for a long time, but I never got used to how unintuitive and cumbersome they are. I'm not talking specifically about MS Word, but also other editors that seem to mimic ...
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Sublime Text 2 Build File - Backslashes

I am trying to setup a custom build in Sublime Text 2. I am having difficulty getting the backslashes in the UNC path path below. When I run this command I always end up with only one backslash ...
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vim: how do I view my history of yanks and deletions?

:buffers displays a list of window buffers, but suppose I dd'd a few lines (this puts them in buffers 1-9) and yanked "[a-z]yy a few others. That's up to 35 buffers I couldn't possibly keep in my ...
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Word adding newlines after replaced text?

For a video game, I'm making an ascii map of 1s and 0s which the program makes a 3D labyrinth out of. This is obviously not fun to edit (100x100). To make it easier, I tried setting up Word's ...
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Is thery any light weight text editor like notepad++ but with text colors [closed]

I use notepad ++ in windows 7 but i can't color the text. Is there any lightweight editor like notepadd++ where i can also color the text as well
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Creating (or discovering) a very simple multiple frame text organizing program

I would like to either program, or discover a program, which is of the following simple form: The user can produce, analogous to websites in html, X number of resizable frames. Each frame serves as ...
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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 ...
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MySQL File viewer/editor

I'm dealing with some very massive SQL files and I need to be able to go in and edit them. Are their any editors that work on Windows I can use? I need to be able to cut out what I don't need and ...
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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 ...
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Tool to find & replace text with break lines [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Editor with muti-line search and replace I'm editing multiple xml files in Eclipse, but it lack of possibility to find and replace text with break lines (ENTER-s). What ...
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How to set default editor for bash command line editing

I was learning bash command line shortcuts and such , when i came across the option to edit the command line in my editor.(Awesome!). $set -o vi $echo test1 test2 test3 test4 I gave an ESC and ...
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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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Vim style cursor movement for Notepad++

I was just wondering if there was a way to get "vim" style cursor movement (i.e. 'hkjl' movement). After spending much time with vim, I have gotten used to not having to lift my hands off the keyboard ...
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Open Multiple files at once with Textpad 6.0

I want to highlight multiple files to open in Textpad 6 and have tabs across the top for each file. I used to be able to do it but with new Textpad, I don't remember what I need to do. I went into ...
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Search all within opened tabs with Sublime Text 2

Having Sublime Text 2 Text Editor: Is it possible to search within all the tabs that are open? How?
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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: ...
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Is there some way Linux editors can tell the programming language without the file extension?

I am editing some scripts on Linux without the languages file extensions, and it seems that the editors, namely vi, nano and gedit are not applying syntax highlighting because the filenames don't use ...
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Inputting SMP unicode characters

I'm looking for a way to actually use Plane 1 - Supplementary Multilingual Plane - characters (i.e. U+10000 to U+1FFFD) without having to manually encode the bytes with a hex editor. Is there an ...
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How can I sort a document according to a substring in each line on Win7?

How can I sort a text according to hashtag on Windows-7? I have a long text (.txt format) which looks something like this: Blah blah #Test 123123 #Really Blah bluh #Really klfdmngl #Test I would ...
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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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What software allows editing text with furigana professionally?

I'm studying Japanese and need to write a lot of text with furigana. I've been using Word so far but my main concern is that entering furigana is not only quite clumsy (no hotkey) but what's more ...
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How can I switch vim mode quickly?

This question is not the same as In vim, how can I quickly switch between tabs?, but what I want is a bit similar to it, since we are all trying to find shortcuts when editing with vim:) Now I am in ...
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Is there software which will display a HTML page alongside an editor?

I remember seeing somewhere an ad for software that would have 2 panes, one of which would display the html that was in the other pane. However, I cannot find such a software now. does anybody know of ...
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Does SciTE have a setting similar to Vim's colorcolumn?

For those who don't know what colorcolumn in Vim is - it displays a vertical line after a custom amount of characters. Very useful to keep track of line lengths when writing code (so they don't get ...
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Terminal command 'edit' unknown (OSX 10.8.1) : -bash: edit: command not found

When I want to edit a file from within a terminal window, the edit command is not recognised. I want it to open my editor (sublime text editor 2) and took the following steps: Created a symbolic link ...
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How can I edit a file if there is no vi, vim, joe, etc?

Is there a way to edit a file if there are no vi, vim, joe, mcedit? In another words is there a way to edit a file using just the shell commands?
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Mass text manipulation?

I have a text file of a couple of hundred thousand words. E.g.: word1 word2 etc I want to know what program I can use to easily: Add "FRONT" to the front of the text, and Add "BACK" to the end of ...
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How can I install Sublime Text on QNX?

How can I install Sublime Text 2 on a Linux distribution I am using called QNX?