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

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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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I'm using Bash in “vi mode”. What's the hotkey sequence to edit the current command line using an external editor?

In Bash's "Emacs mode" (set -o emacs), I can edit the current command line in my favorite external $EDITOR. All I have to do is press Ctrl+X then Ctrl+E. But, because I have switched to Bash's "vi ...
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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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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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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 is Sublime Text 2’s equivalent 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]

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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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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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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 columnize 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. When I do this, it helps if the text is aligned properly into columns. For example (assuming 4-space ...
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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 Syntax highlighting in Notepad++

I am running into speed-issues for big files, whose extension is recognized by Notepad++ which will be 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 ...
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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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Text file editor with built in file browser? [closed]

Does anyone know of a simple text file editor where I could set a folder that contains my text files that I use to keep notes of things and it will display them in a pane on the side and allow me to ...
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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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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 ...