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

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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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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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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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Plugin for Notepad++ 5.8.6 to list bookmarks of current file

Is there a plug-in for Notepad++ 5.8.6 (the last version before the huge ugly Find dialog!) to list all bookmarks set for current tab in a dockable window? The user should be able to jump to any ...
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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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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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Notepad with line numbers

I'm looking for a text editor with as few features as notepad, but with the addition of line numbers. Does anyone know of such an application. Edit I've used Notepad++ and Notepad2 in the past and ...
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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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Single exe text editor

I'm looking for a single exe text editor, similar to Notepad. I don't need any fancy features, as long as it's a single exe file that doesn't need to be installed and can run from the desktop or a ...
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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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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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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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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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Text editor that allows to edit text for multiple files at once

I have a couple of files that I need to update. I have to replace a token. Search and replace is not realy an option here. The easiest way would be if I had an editor that can open a couple of files. ...
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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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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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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. ...
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Text editors with encryption plugins?

I am looking for a text editor which supports openssl encryption as a plugin. So, instead of manually: decrypt a file in shell edit it in the text editor encrypt the file in shell Hopefully, the ...
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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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How to reverse the order of multiline text sections separated by blank newlines/line breaks?

How to reverse the order of multiline text sections separated by blank newlines/line breaks... ..., with a simple command or application, preferably without programming? I don't want a sort, but a ...
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Is there a way to do concatenated copying of text in os-x or linux?

Say you are copying snippets of a word document into textedit. It is a waste of time to go back and forth for each snippet when you can do it once using concatenation into a copy-queue. Is there a ...
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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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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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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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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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how to block select, move, copy, paste in vi?

I am trying to migrate from Notepad++ to vi. In N++, I constantly rely on block edit (or "column mode"), as it is a great increase in productivity: I can select a rectangular area of text by pressing ...
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Sublime Text 2 - Project TODO Plugin?

In editors like netbeans there is a window to view all comments that start with #TODO: Is there a plugin for Sublime Text to view all #TODO: comments throughout the whole project in a single window? ...
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Why do some text editors offer to end your file with a line break? Why is that important?

Why do some text editors such as BBEdit and Textmate offer to end your file with a newline (line break)? Why is that important? Are there any caveats to not ending a file with a line break?
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How to open a huge HTML file?

I have a report in an HTML file that is over 230 MB -- it's huge! I need to open it somehow; I tried Mac (Safari), Firefox (Win32 and Ubuntu), Windows Explorer (Windows XP), notepad2 (Windows XP), ...
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text editor that allows selection of text block, then adds a character at the front of line?

Hi is there a text editor out there that allows me to select a block of text and insert a character to all lines at where I want to? E.g. start of line, end of line, nth position
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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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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.