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

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How to edit a really large file in Windows [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Text Editor for very big file - Windows NOt a programming question I know but related to a program I am writing, and probably a problem only likely to be encountered by ...
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Which are the non-x text editors in Powershell?

Are there some editors like emacs, vi/vim, specifically for power shell, if so which are the best? I will have to do some work on windows and I need some unix productivity - which means for me shell ...
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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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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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edit files in unix

I started to work in unix for couple of weeks ago and can very little about unix. Everytime I edit a file, a temp file~ appears in the filesystem. What does this mean? Can I just remove all these ...
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How to version control for a solo author creating non-programming documents?

I'm a writer, not a programmer. I'm just now for the first time learning about version control and how it works, and I am wondering how version control could streamline my workflow. For years, I've ...
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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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In TextWrangler for Mac OS X, how to change the selected text to lowercase using a keyboard shortcut?

I know how to use the menu to change case, but I want it to be a keyboard shortcut. Other text editor have this feature but I would prefer to stick with TextWrangler. Does one already exist or is ...
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How can I print source code on OS X with line numbers?

I'm looking through some of Wordpress' core code and would like to print it out to review. I'm looking for a tool that defaults to a monospace font can wrap long lines possibly print line numbers ...
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Can I chown /etc/hosts so my user owns it so I can edit it without sudo?

It's a bit inconvenient to have to sudo emacs /etc/hosts whenever I want to make a change to my hosts file, especially since I don't use a Terminal-based editor primarily. Could I change the ownership ...
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Are there any text editors that center text? [closed]

When I open up a OpenLibreOffice text, the text shows up more to the center of my screen in a nice page metaphor (with the margins showing up nice and well). A nice side effect of this is that my text ...
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How do I change or replace all instances of a character in a text file to a newline/line break/EOL in Notepad2 or Notepad++?

I tried Notepad2's 'Replace Text' function, but I don't know what to put in the 'Replace with' field. The OS I'm using is Windows 7.
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How do I use a graphical or text based EDITOR on linux based on logging in locally or remotely?

I can set my EDITOR variable in my .bashrc to e.g. gedit, which is a nice graphical editor on ubuntu. But when I log in over PuTTY that editor will fail. What is the best way to detect if I'm logged ...
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opening sql file hangs most of the editors but not notepad++

I sometimes need to modify url in big sql files. I usually open it up in some editor and do search and replace. On windows machine notepad++ works perfectly, it never hangs and feels snappy to show ...
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Sublime Text 2 doesn't render text properly if I start the application with my Acer display attached

I'm using a Macbook Air. If I start Sublime Text with no external displays and then attach the display everything looks fine. But, if I attach the display first and then start Sublime Text the text ...
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What is the shortcut key or menu option to evenly space out variable/array declarations in Notepad++?

I usually use Textmate, which can do this by pressing option+command+right-bracket and it evenly spaces out a selection of declared variables with values. Same goes for arrays as well, it will space ...
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Is there a way to combine multiple TextMate windows?

After files have already been opened in separate windows, is there a way to combine them in TextMate 1.5.9? Or, is there a way to get CyberDuck to open group files edited at the same time as TextMate ...
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mcedit - select all text

How can I select all text in mcedit?
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Firefox: viewing text files in external editor

I would like to make Firefox view text files not in its internal editor, but in the external editor (namely EmacsClient). Is it possible to change this default behavior of Firefox? EDIT: I beg your ...
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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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Notepad++ cut eveything before <a

My Search result has hundreds of textlines like Line 333: <li id="menu-item-690" class="menu-item menu-item-type-post_type menu-item-object-page menu-item-690"><a href="../Flatsome/...
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Is there a way to fix multi-line indenting in Sublime Text 3 so that it adds the indenting characters for the first line inside the selection?

When I select several lines in Sublime Text 3 and indent them as a block (using either Tab or Ctrl + ]), it adds the new whitespace characters at the beginning of the first line outside the selection ...
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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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Compile C/C++ on Chrome OS

with the release of the newest Chromebook and Chromebox (where the latter is an interesting choice for a family PC for people who don't need apps like photoshop etc.), I wanted to check out a dual-...
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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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How to create custom keyboard shortcuts in vim?

For example - when coding in Perl, I need to sometimes comment out a bunch of lines. What I do is something like :80,96 s/^\(.*\)$/#\1/ I want to create a custom shortcut for this so that I can do ...
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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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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 e....
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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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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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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? [closed]

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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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?