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

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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 on)?...
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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 /home/abc/...
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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 read-...
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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. I'...
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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 have....
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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 ...
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vi/vim alternative to sublimetext's “Expand selection to scope”

Sublime text has a cool feature called "Expand selection to scope" SHIFT+CMD+SPACE which selects the everything within the scope. It select everything in scope, works perfectly ( ) or [ ] or { } ...
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Change default text encoding in EditPad

How can I set UTF-8 as default characters encoding for new files in EditPad?
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Propagate file change to text editor

I'm pretty good at programming (made a few apps and done a few internships), but really don't have much experience dealing with the nit & gritty workings of text editors/file systems. Here's some ...
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File increasing in size after deleting content

I recently cleaned up some .PHP files of mine with alot of code in them, there was alot of stuff that was not needed so I deleted those lines, in one case it was around 200 lines of code. The strange ...
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How to dumb-down python auto-indentation in sublime text 3

I am using Sublime Text 3, and the auto-indent is a problem for me. Basically, all I want is auto-indent to the same indent level as the previous line, similar to gedit's dumb but predictable ...
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How can I insert a line break over 100 times for a given text string?

I got this very, very, very long text string that consists only of e-mail addresses. It's so long that it goes off my screen several pages to the right. It makes it impossible to read. It looks ...
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How to easily invert Upper/Lower case in common text editors?

Are there any "common" text editors or word processors (Notepad, Wordpad, Word etc.) which allow you to invert the case of a string of text easily? I've always thought there should be a shortcut so ...
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Can someone suggest a text editor for Mac where I can work on a project across a remote server and group the files I am working on into folders?

I like to develop web apps with CakePHP. I connect to the server using Fetch, and to work on my website I go to my files on Fetch and click edit with>Text Wrangler. Then I am able to easily edit my ...
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Editor of txt files for Windows with syntax highlight and foldable/collapsible sections for Markdown [closed]

I asked the same for Notepad++, but in fact I don't mind changing of software. I am interested in managing txt files that contain Markdown. I would like to find an editor of txt files for Windows ...
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Is it possible to get a Table of contents in Notepad++?

Is it possible to get a Table of contents in Notepad++ or if not, is there any text editor that is fast and can provide table of content feature. I am trying to avoid Windows Word which is way too ...
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Win7 regedit falsely reports successful merge

I'm trying to hijack notepad with the hack described at http://www.flos-freeware.ch/doc/notepad2-Replacement.html. I created a registry file to do this, but it won't work. The confusing thing is ...
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tool to share text file and notify collaborators of file changes?

I would like a tool that will allow me to share a text file with a colleague, and if the file changes, will email them with a list of any additions or deletions. I believe Dropbox can notify you (...
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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 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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directory tree in Code Runner for Mac

I'm using the CodeRunner app for Mac. On the left hand side, there is a directory of my computer's file system. All of my coding projects are in /Users/ME/Sites, but the directory in CodeRunner shows ...
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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 ...