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

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Why can Vim open large files faster than some other text editors?

When opening large log files (well, not that large, but 80mb is still a lot of text!), I've always used Vim since it loads them almost instantly. Other text editors like Notepad, Notepad++, etc will ...
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Rich text editor cross-platform

I'm about to write a thesis and I need to work on it on various devices: a MacBook Pro, a laptop with Windows 7 and an iPad. The problem is to find a way to keep in sync everything. I though of many ...
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Type macro's name in text editor to run it, Is such a thing even possible?

Atm, I'm notepad++ user working mostly on Javascript. And I have a lot of commands that I want to bind to macros. Remember all hotkeys is hard and unpleasant thing. So I wonder is it's possible to let ...
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Copy Aptana-projects and connections from one computer to another

Is there a way to copy all the projects, connections and settings of Aptana Studio3 on one computer to another one running the exact same version of Aptana Studio3. The projects actually only exists ...
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Get sublime text 2 (sublimecodeintel) to parse mason

So Sublime Text 2 seems to getting a lot of love lately. I am using the Sublime Code intel plugin, for auto completion. The problem is, it does not recognize .mi files as MASON files. I looked into ...
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Autosaving on emacs or xemacs files (preferably on loss of focus)

Ideally I want to replicate with emacs functionality from TextMate, whereby on loss of focus i.e. I click away from the buffer, my file saves. If this isn't possible, I want to customize emacs so ...
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What are other text editors using in place of Sublime's “go to anything” [closed]

Sublime's "go to anything" is a functionality that allows you to fastly go to any file or symbol inside a file by just typing a few keystrokes.
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Good documentation tool that is not Latex? [closed]

I am far from being a expert in Latex but I'm ok to document my projects with it. Though I would seldom find people in the corporate word eager to learn latex and going along with the documentation. ...
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Why Windows Server (2008 R2) opens text file slower than Windows Desktop (XP)

I'm running several virtual machines (VMware workstation) on my physical PC (which is a Windows 2008 R2, Core i5 650 and 8 GB DDR3 RAM dual channel): 2x Windows Server 2008 R2 and 1x Windows XP 1st ...
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System-wide auto-complete word list syncing/integration?

I've been thinking that convenient auto-completion is my must-have feature of the text editors and word processors that I use. I wonder if anyone knows of a program or library that implements a ...
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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 ...
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How do I modify a literate haskell script to contain unicode characters?

I would like to modify a .lhs file currently written in plain text. For example, -> would be replaced by → in the .lhs file. I am aware that for display purposes, many text editors can replace these ...
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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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looking for an alternative to refile in orgmode for emacs

In emacs/orgmode there is something called refile. you select text, hit refile and you get a list of your outline headlines, select one and your text goes there. Can I achieve something like this in ...
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TextMate - Recover unsaved files

I was stupid and didn't save 2 textmate documents I was working on. Then my computer froze and I had to restart it. Is there any way to get them back? Is there an autosave file somewhere?
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Transparent background in Notepad++?

Is there a way to make the background of Notepad++ text editor transparent like Eclipse? Perhaps, there is a plugin which does this job.
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Freeware text editor with column markers

I am looking for a freeware text editor that allows to set multiple column numbers (as opposed to a single end-of-the-line marker). Crimson Editor has such feature but the number of markers is ...
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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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editing PDFs (find and replace ' ')

What method/program could I use to perform a find and replace to turn ' ' into ' ' in a PDF file? I can use either linux or windows solution. EDIT: The addon for OpenOffice Draw to access ...
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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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visual scrollbar plugin eclipse

I'm looking for visual scroll bar for eclipse, something like RockScroll Does anyone knows one?
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unable to get macros in notepad++ newer version

I am using notepad++ 5.9x, And i currently installed notepad 6.0. But i am unable to see my customized settings in the newer version. (I have not uninstalled the previous version, I downloaded 7zip ...
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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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In Notepad++, how do I split long lines in several rows?

I usually use Notepad++ for programming, but recently I started doing some writing in it as well. Writing usually involves long paragraphs with no line breaks, and currently those are displayed in ...
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What is emacs? What makes it so popular? [closed]

What is EMACS ? I only know that it is some kind of text-editor, but what makes them it popular? How it different from the default text editor in windows which is notepad ? I read about it on ...
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Is there a way to do rich text formatting with regexes?

I'm trying to edit a large public domain text for publication. One of the things I have to do is make each paragraph's heading bold. Since the heading always begins with an open-paren and ends with a ...
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What program/text editor can i use [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Find and Replace using different keywords Im trying to find and replace some stuff, i need to find and replace using the following terms in one file: (actually i need ...
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Which editor can I use to create a nested hierarchy?

I'm using OpenOffice (don't have Microsoft Office). I'm designing an application and I want to create a hierarchy similar to what the image below shows. There can be several nested levels of ...
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Using MS Word as a code editor

As this is an editor question.. this has high risk of becoming a flame war. Please, if you're compelled say "real programmers use Vim" or Emacs or whatever, turn away now. 60% of the time I "write" ...
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`^M` in many lines in source code files. How can I remove them?

Someone recently sent me a couple of .cpp source code files. On opening the files with GNU Emacs or GVIM, I found them to have a weird character ^M near the ending of every line. Here is a ...
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Is there a way to start vim in read only mode

I use /bin/view as it is a safe way to view text files and not have accidental changes persist once I am finished. /bin/view seams to be lack features that normal vim has. Is there a way to start vim ...
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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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Toggle between column selection and regular selection in Sublime Text 2

In Textmate, I can make a regular multiline selection using the keyboard and switch to column selection mode by pressing the alt (⌥) key. I have not found a similar way of doing this in Sublime Text ...
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Sublime Text package similar to NppExec?

Anybody know of a package for Sublime Text 2 that will let me execute a shell command, save shell commands, run the currently-open file? I miss the utility of NppExec from Notepad++, in which I would ...
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Eclipse lost line numbers

My eclipse no longer shows line numbers, its configured to do and it did before (I believe it became like this after I moved its application folder, mac osx) The settings read that it's supposed ...
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how to do a vim search inverse search for all lines with out text

with grep I can do a grep -v "my search" to get all the lines with out "my search" with sed I can sed '/baz/!s/foo/bar/g' to find replace text on lines with out baz Is there a way to do the same ...
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How to fix vim textwidth during editing?

When editing files that I limit in my .vimrc to tw=80, when I come back to edit them later, the line-lengths end up all over the place. e.g. lets say for the sake of argument that this line hits 80 ...
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Windows Notepad and Notepad++ show newlines in same file differently

I created a Perl script which gets some data and inserts it line by line to a text file. When I open that file with Notepad++, it appears to have an empty line separation between each two lines of ...
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text editor with visual history heatmap

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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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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Compact CSS code in Espresso

I like my CSS code each class / id in one single line, I hate how Espresso automatically adds 2 new lines after each curly bracket { I open while writing CSS. IS it possible to turn this off? ...
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Modifiying a file in editor automatically

I'm trying to change a ppt to beamer. Here's the strategy I'm following: Copy all bullets from the ppt (open office) Paste it in an editor (gedit?) Hit save. (Here, it should call the sed script ...
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Opening a file from Terminal to a new window of TextWrangler

I'm able to open a file form Terminal with open -b com.barebones.textwrangler whicheverfile The problem is if any window of Textwrangler window is already is open, this file is open in that window. ...
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Opening a big file [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a text editor for very big files? I have a rather large log file on a Windows Server 2008 R2 computer. It's a couple gigabytes, but notepad, wordpad, ...
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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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Replacement for edit.exe in 64-bit Windows cmd/powershell [duplicate]

Is there a replacement for the in window editor of 16/32 bit versions of windows? Would be nice to have, though of course there are many workarounds to this problem.
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Where does ms-dos editor store settings?

Where does ms-dos editor (edit) store settings in win xp? Also, would these settings be easily transferrable to another OS, like win 7 or ms-dos? I think it's edit.ini.
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How do you use sftp with gedit on Ubuntu?

Do you need a plugin to edit sftp files on a remote server with gedit? Which one works best? What about (non-secure) ftp?
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Can I prevent textmate from auto adding semicolons after colons?

Is there a way to prevent textmate from auto-typing a ; after every : when editing CSS? I still want it to auto add closing brackets and curly braces. Just not semi-colons. I've seen the option in ...
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Free form selection in text editor

I regularly need to edit and transform lot of texts. So my dream is to select parts of text in other way (not only inline) This is a example: I would like to be able to select for example the red ...