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

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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) can I use my Mozilla dictionaries in my texteditor?

A large majority of the stuff I write is written online via Firefox or in emails via Thunderbird. I use the English and German spell-checking feature a lot and I find the spell-checking works to my ...
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Komodo Edit - How to disable the 'Linter' for a language?

I've been using Komodo Edit to work on a Django project. It works great except for one little annoyance: When I am editing Django template files, Komodo likes to put red squiggly lines underneath ...
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How to insert date/time stamp in PSPad?

Does anyone know if there is a hotkey in PSPad to insert a time stamp in this format: 2009-07-27 23:47:33
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Why do text editors think this file is UTF-8?

I have two text files, which I'm giving download links to rather than a pastebin to preserve their contents precisely: field1.txt field2.txt Both of these text files consist only of spaces, ...
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Add select next match in Notepad++ (like Ctrl + D in Sublime Text)

I am searching for a way to use the following functionality in the open source Notepad++. In SublimeText if you press Ctrl + D (mac: cmd + D I think) this happens: If there is no selection then the ...
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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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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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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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restarting shell process in buffer

In emacs, I often have multiple shell buffers open and use rename-buffer to keep track of them. Sometimes I inadvertently close the shell by hitting too many ^D's, or I'm on a system that ...
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Is there a way in Sublime Text to display find results in a panel at the bottom of the current window?

This is a highly useful feature in other editors eg. Eclipse and Notepad++ You get to see the list of find results printed as all the containing lines with their lines in the buffer, which gives you ...
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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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mcedit - select all text

How can I select all text in mcedit?
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visual scrollbar plugin eclipse

I'm looking for visual scroll bar for eclipse, something like RockScroll Does anyone knows one?
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How do I get Sublime Text 2 to properly color SQL even if its inside a php string?

I have the following code in a php page: <?php $query = " SELECT data FROM table WHERE param = 1 "; Since this sql is wrapped inside quotations in a php document, everything ...
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Are there no standard syntax highlighting in Notepad++?

Whatever language I select there are no syntax highlighting. Just the font color and background color are changing. In other editors there default syntax highlighting and they are pretty good. Update ...
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Can I make the Matlab text editor wrap text at a given column width without implementing wrap comments?

I have a text file with a long comment that would normally extend off-screen to the right. Is there a way to configure the Matlab Editor to wrap this text when it extends beyond the current window ...
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Need a simple APP or Software or Tool for auto typing

I'm looking for an application which can do something as follows - In a notepad or any editor, if I go on hitting any keystrokes, it shall go on typing only predefined text in an application. For ...
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Is there a way to show all settings in Sublime Text 2?

I'm trying out Sublime Text 2. I know that I can see the value of a particular setting by entering a console command like so: >>> view.settings().get("word_wrap") True But is there a way ...
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Transparent background in Eclipse?

Is there a way to make the background of Eclipse IDE text editor transparent? I would like to adjust the alpha transparency of the background, but have the text still be opaque. Perhaps there is a ...
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Tiling Window Manager, Terminal Multiplexer, Text Editor, How Do You Mange Windows? [closed]

I have seen people running a tiled window manager (like dwm, awesome, Xmonad) handling a tabbed terminal running a terminal multiplexer (like tmux, screen) running a text editor that supports split ...
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Software for viewing and analyze big xml files

I'm working with a quite a big XML file (~20-40 MB) and I'm using Notepad++. Is there any better application to view and analyze such a big XML files?
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WYSIWYG editor for structured text (suitable for SVN versioning)

I'm looking for an open source cross platform WYSIWYG editor that I can use to write documentation. I'm not looking for a web based solution - i.e. it should work without a web server, and I want ...
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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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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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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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text editor with visual history heatmap [closed]

This is more of a wish, but does anyone know of a text editor / editor plugin that visually shows you where you've been editing last? The problem I'm trying to solve is when coding in large projects, ...
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Text editor to find and replace in columns for multiple HTML files? [on hold]

I have a server, and I need to change around 1200 HTML files. Is there an editor that will find and replace columns in multiple files? Currently, I am using Notepad++ for editing, but I'm struggling ...
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Can I have sudoedit check `$EDITOR` like visudo does?

As far as I know, the major difference is that visudo has a simple parser for seeing if /etc/sudoers (and other sudoers files) is goodly; however, I also noticed that, when I set EDITOR=emacs, ...
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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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any emacs like tool while working via SSH

I use emacs for coding and other stuffs. I have now a website which I have to do so many file editing work on ssh connection. It was difficult for me to learn vi or nano. I like to know if any tools ...
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Programmer's text editor with vertical split view for Mac OS X

I have been using TextMate 'til now, but I am missing exactly one feature: vertical split view. I know that Coda supports it, but I am not a big fan of a huge IDE which changes my workflow too much – ...
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Unicode text lost when saved as ANSI

When I saved a text file using a notepad with ANSI, I lost all of the information since it became all question marks. Is there a way to convert it back to Unicode to retrieve the text?
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Linux Text editors able to work with very, very long lines & fixed length records [closed]

I've got a fairly simple problem here: I have a piece of text which is one giant big line (~150,000 characters). No line breaks, and it's a fixed-length flat file (i.e. it was produced by a COBOL ...
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How to extract regex matches from a file on windows

I use lot of regular expressions. I'm using EditPadpro for all my editing purposes. Most of the time I'll have to extract all the regex matches in the file to another file. Is there any software that ...
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How to store an XML document in Mac OS X?

Firstly, I opened TextEdit. Went to Format Menu & I set option -> Make Plain Text, I entered following Data, Which is to be required in my Application. <?xml version="1.0" ...
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Editor with muti-line search and replace

I am looking for text editor for Windows which is capable of performing search and replace operation of multi-line text block. It should be able to run this operation on a folder or currently opened ...
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How to replace one line to two lines or more on a text file using the “find and replace mode”?

Right now I'm developing a script with vbscript and I need to find one specific line(with a lot of occurrences) on a 5k lines source code and replace it to two new code lines(1 line to 2 lines ...
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Lightweight source code beautifier [closed]

I am looking for a lightweight PHP prettyprint (beautification) tool. In Netbeans, I can Right-click and select Format to format source code. Is there a text editor with the same capability?
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Unix text viewer that doesn't take away from the flow?

Sorry for the awkward phrasing of the title but I was wondering if there was a text viewer (like more or less) that takes you away from the command prompt when you're viewing a doc and then when you ...
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How to change the default highlight color of a property in the Aptana-pydev?

The default text highlighting and default font colors that came with Aptana (Eclipse) seems to be a little wacky, anyone have any idea how to fix this? This example isn't the only place where stuff ...
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How to collapse JavaScript function/comment blocks in VS2010/VS2008

I don't think it is possible right now in VS2010/VS2008 but I'm sure someone must have done or can come up with some workaround using the extensibility of VS2010/VS2008. Ability to collapse ...
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How to read a Text File Hidden Characters?

I've created a text file from an application that I developed. When I send the text file to a SYSTEM Validation, they (3rd Party System) say that the file is invalid and that the file contains 3 ...
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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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How to make text editors respect read-only file permissions as root?

I just discovered that nano, KWrite and Kate all silently overwrite read-only files when editing as root -- even if the file permissions are 400 (-r--------). It also doesn't matter if root is the ...
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What is a Windows text editor that will make it easy for me to have four text files open onscreen at once?

When brainstorming / planning I like to have four text files open onscreen at once: One for notes/stream of consciousness, one for action items to follow up on, one for a rough outline, etc.... What ...
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Sublime Text 2 'text bubbling'?

In vim and Notepad++ I have an awesome feature either mapped or built in that I've seen called text bubbling. I know about the Sublime documentation for mapping my own, but wanted to make sure I ...
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HTML editor as simple as TextEdit

I LOVE TextEdit. It works exactly as I want for creative writing. I normally save as RTF, but sometimes a simple well-formed HTML file could be useful – one with just text and h1's, h2's, etc. ...