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

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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.
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Need GUI alternative to nano via ssh to edit css and php web files

In my job I am forced to using nano via ssh to edit css and php web files but I would rather use a modern GUI editor with code hints, color coding and easy cut and paste. I am really a designer but ...
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Nano World Wrap Without Hard Breaks

How would I use the nano edtior to show the wrapping of the text, but without having the text broken by end of line characters? If I turn wrap off I'm only able to view one line of text, but if I have ...
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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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The good and the bad: Coda or Espresso?

For my semi-professional web development studio, I'd like to use a more dedicated piece of software in stead of plain text editors. Both Coda as Espresso seem interesting, but I can't seem to choose ...
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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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A good log file analyzer for windows [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Log viewer on Windows Is there a text-editor for windows that can open for me first n lines of a large file? It would be nice if it could also open a set of lines from ...
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Is there such thing as a “.tiff editor?” [closed]

What I'm looking for it something that automatically translates the hex in tiff files into the corresponding categories and values that are found in a tiff file, and hopefully be able to add/remove ...
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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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Set default editor for crontab -e invoked with sudo

I'm using Bash on Debian Squeeze. I just read this topic: change default text editor for crontab to vim I have exported both variables VISUAL and EDITOR to vim for normal user and for root. And this ...
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Prepend new vim buffer with 2 new lines

I am using vim from mutt to reply to my emails and in the .muttrc I have the follow specified: set editor= 'vim +1 -c "set textwidth=72" -c "set wrap" -c "set nocp" -c "set spell"' I want to be ...
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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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How to set default editor for bash command line editing

I was learning bash command line shortcuts and such , when i came across the option to edit the command line in my editor.(Awesome!). $set -o vi $echo test1 test2 test3 test4 I gave an ESC and ...
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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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Text editor that supports breaking lines in opposite direction?

I need to modify code so that the comment at the end of a line is moved to the beginning of the (new) line above. Are there editors that support this (I'm using NotePad++) an what would this be ...
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Software to insert note in all files for GNU

I've developed a software and want to submit it in GNU. But for that i need to insert GNU notice in all the files. Is there any free software to do this job [inserting a common note to all file ] ?
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distraction free word processors which can work on a secondary screen [closed]

I'm a bit of a fan of distraction free word processors - currently i prefer q10, but there's a small issue for me - I tend to use a two screen setup for serious writing, either cause i have ...
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how does one create an XLIFF file

I see lots of info and tutes on how to use some XLIFF translators, and how to create .po files, but how do I create an XLIFF file? It seems XLIFF editors allow you to open and translate an XLIFF ...
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Is there any simple text file format that supports versioning?

I'm looking for something that has the following features: Single file that has all versioning information stored in it (I believe Microsoft Word has a feature similar to this). I only need it for ...
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Is there a semantic (WYSIWYM) text editor application for Linux?

Is there a native Linux application that facilitates/enforces semantically marked-up text in a common format (HTML, Markdown, etc.) with instant feedback of how it looks with "pretty" formatting? I'm ...
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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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How to automatically upload changed files over FTP

I have an IDE PyCharm for editing a Django application I am working on now. It has no FTP access and I work with a local copy of my application. Then I have to upload changed files to my production ...
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Something remapped <C-w> in Vim, how do I reclaim it?

I've been adding a lot of things to my Vim configuration, and apparently one of the plugins I've installed is reclaiming . Whenever I use that key combination, it shows this error: "E784: Cannot close ...
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Good (modern) Windows text editor for editing e-mail?

Is there a good (modern) all-round Windows (plain) text editor apt for editing e-mail? It doesn’t necessarily have to be free, but should more or less out of the box (or via readily available plugin) ...
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Chrome Dev Editor: How to change the default tab size to 4 spaces?

I'm using Google's Chrome Dev Editor - developer preview. It is a Chrome extension available in the Chrome store. When I use the tab key on my keyboard, 2 spaces are indented. My aim is to change this ...
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How do I delete all lines but the last one using unix ed editor from a bash script

I have the following bash file called "file" (the real one does something useful): ed db/seeds.rb <<EOF 1,$-1d a 123 456 . w q EOF When I run "bash file" it doesn't delete any lines. If I use ...
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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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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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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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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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What is a good word processor that supports markdown? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are there any text editors which are Markdown aware and provide spell checking features? I love markdown and hate, hate, hate MS Word. For me, markdown it is a perfect ...
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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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Can I use @import to import Kod's default style sheet into my own?

I understand that Kod is being actively developed and is prone to drastic changes in any area. I would like to modify some small things (like font face and size or certain colors) while still being ...
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Text editor on Windows to delete large block of copyright text in multiple source files?

Optional Background Information: [ The author of a Java open source project I am using has changed the copyright notice in every file in the project. As a result, I can no longer diff between the ...
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Alternative to WinMerge in windows [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: What is a good text comparison tool for Windows? What program to use to compare big files under Windows? Anyone know any good ones? I'm looking for a particuar one, ...
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Unicode paragraph end/line break breaking space / non breaking space aware text editor

I want one of those to write my blog articles with. I'm tired of manually converting breaks from rough notes to either paragraphs or line breaks for release as HTML, and tired of converting spaces to ...
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Clip for Timestamp (Panic Coda for OS X)?

How can I insert a timestamp using clips in Coda for OSX? This is the "snippet" in Textmate $`date '+%Y-%m-%d %H:%M'`
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How do I change the global font-size in Coda 2?

I've been looking for ages to find out how to set a global font-size in Coda 2. If I set the font-size to 30px in one document, as soon as I switch it goes back to the default font size. So basically ...
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Text editor that splits *same* file and displays it on three panels on a wide screen display [closed]

I know Vim splits the window and then you can view two different files at the same time. You could even split the window and have it view the same file, but then the two windows aren't connected. When ...
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How to make sublime text editor highlight left bar area on active code block

Sometimes I feal lost while coding on sublime text editor as it doesn't highlight the left bar as others ides/text editors do what I am talking about is the light violet color on line numbers as in ...
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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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wrap for unspaced languages in emacs

Emacs has a nice wrapping mode called visual-line-mode that is pretty good at sensibly wrapping text. However, it depends almost completely on spaces, which causes the below failure in unspaced ...
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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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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 ...