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

learn more… | top users | synonyms (1)

2
votes
2answers
1k views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
708 views

Searching for a certain word and modifying them within Sublime Text 2 and Vim

I am trying learn the keybindings of vim one by one. I thing that I thought I should get good at early is to find a string of text and replace them with something else. I had successfully done this ...
2
votes
4answers
113 views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
236 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

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? ...
3
votes
1answer
411 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
58 views

Mac text editor that can colour chunks of code?

I'm an avid Textmate user and for the job I'm working on could really do with highlighting large chunks of code. It's a proper soup at the moment and it would be great if I could highlight a chunk and ...
1
vote
1answer
72 views

What are the various ways to manage TextMate bundles?

I find the capabilities and diversity of TextMate bundles to be pretty good, but even in 2011 there doesn't seem to be a great way to sanely manage TextMate bundles, keep things updated, and add and ...
3
votes
1answer
837 views

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.
0
votes
1answer
354 views

Different Font styles in Editplus

I would like to have keywords to be appear Bold and variable names,Comments and Strings should be in normal style. is that possible
1
vote
1answer
341 views

Is there anything like “Run” in Sublime Text 2?

Is there a way to launch a page in browsers from Sublime Text 2 ? Like Run in Notepad++?
9
votes
4answers
3k views

Lightweight text-editor with two code panels

I'm looking for a lightweight freeware text-editor for linux (Ubuntu) with two (or more) code panels, so I can compare pieces of code side-by-side. For Windows Notepad++ has two panels, and I can ...
0
votes
2answers
3k views

Edit-text-files-over-SSH using a local text editor

I am working in various Linux and UNIX environments. I'd like to elegantly solve the problem of editing remote configuration files over SSH. Instead of using terminal editors (nano), I'd like to open ...
10
votes
3answers
820 views

Edit one file in two different buffers in emacs

I would like to open the file foo.bar twice (or more) in emacs, so I can edit two different parts of it simultaneously. Is it possible? Probably the better question is, how to do it? Is there a way to ...
1
vote
0answers
115 views

EditPad Pro saves Python files as Batch file output ()

I am using EditPad Pro and my file type is set to Python. EditPad is great and I like it but recently I was trying to update Google App Engine and I got an error during installation saying that my ...
0
votes
2answers
119 views

better way then using vim :r! command line to put text out of the command line history like a directory path into the a file

Is there a better way to do this in vim I like the command line completion that lets me quickly get a full path out. So I use the :!ls and tab to quickly get the path I am looking for. :!ls ...
1
vote
3answers
104 views

Software for exporting resume in different formats

I always find myself with the problem of having to translate my resume to different formats for applying for different jobs. Some people want it in a Word document, RTF, PDF (which is nicer since I ...
1
vote
3answers
150 views

Edit a very large textfile [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a text editor for very big files? I've a 3 gigabytes big log file and I have to edit just a few rows. With Notepad++, I can't edit the file at all. Does ...
4
votes
2answers
233 views

Are there any light weight text editors (like Notepad) but with alternate background color?

I'm searching for my programming tool, i.e. a text editor. I like Notepad very much but I want a text editor with alternate background color for each line. Just like the background of the picture ...
3
votes
1answer
2k views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
119 views

Text editor with numbered bookmark support?

I would like to know what text editor has the posibility to set numbered bookmarks per file. I manage to configure Eclipse and Visual Studio to have this functionallity using external plugins and i ...
1
vote
1answer
40 views

From the middle of a large MS Word 2007 doc, I would like to select text to top of doc

I want to delete about 100 pages from a MS Word document. From the middle, I would like to select text from there all the way to the top of the document, so I can delete half the document without ...
1
vote
5answers
4k views

What is a good alternative to Coda? [closed]

At university I used Coda, which was installed on their Macs. Now that I'm at home, I don't have Coda on my Mac and don't want to pirate it because it's harsh on indie developers. What good ...
4
votes
2answers
115 views

Getting vi/vim syntax highlighting used by certain user

At work most web-development we do, is done in vi/vim, on a debian-server. Sometimes we have to alter some files as root, and the syntax-highlighting-model of that user (root) is absolutely awesome. ...
3
votes
2answers
67 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
434 views

Vim user considering Sublime [closed]

I've been using vim mostly happily for a few years now. I'm a pretty advanced user, to the point of creating my own addons. I recently heard about the sublime text editor. What features of sublime ...
2
votes
1answer
228 views

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?
0
votes
4answers
168 views

I'm looking for a text-manipulation app for Mac [closed]

I'm wondering if anyone knows of an app that would allow me to auto-sequence massive lists and the like. I'm finding it hard to explain! Basically I would like to do stuff like: <p ...
2
votes
1answer
545 views

How to show CR in Geany

Can Geany be switched into a mode where it displays CR characters (but not LF characters)? Can Geany be forced to only wrap a line on LF but not on CR? Generally speaking: Geany wraps a line on all ...
3
votes
2answers
487 views

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 ...
16
votes
5answers
3k views

How can I use custom colours in the Microsoft VBA editor?

I'm working on a few projects for work using Excel and VBA, so I have no choice but to use the Microsoft Visual Basic editor. I normally wouldn't mind, but I can't figure out how to set a custom ...
1
vote
2answers
382 views

Sublime Text 2 'text bubbling'?

In vim and Notepad++ I have an awesome feature either mapped or built in that I've seen called text bubbling. I know about the Sublime documentation for mapping my own, but wanted to make sure I ...
2
votes
2answers
41 views

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 ] ?
4
votes
2answers
360 views

Open unknown filetypes in text editor?

Is there a way to open files with unknown extensions, or no extension, in a text editor by default? I'm mostly interested in doing this on Windows 7, but it would be nice to know how in Mac/Linux ...
0
votes
0answers
84 views

Text editors with instant replay

Are there any desktop text editors out there that will let you play back the composition of a document, a la Ietherpad? Ietherpad is an online text editor that stores every keystroke instantly and ...
1
vote
1answer
70 views

Text Editor to select based lines inbetween user defined characters

I have a text file with over 184 thousand lines. This is the output from a particular application and is basically the dump of the database in JSON format. I need to select the lines which are between ...
0
votes
1answer
123 views

MC on Ubuntu: Save cursor in editor when leaving it

I am using midnight commander (mc) on ubuntu and have figured out that after editing or viewing a file and leaving it the cursor position is not saved after opening it once again. Does anybody know ...
1
vote
2answers
92 views

How can I use the vim editor to format the text like this?

I have a data.txt file, the data format is something like this: a|Êó• a|Êõ∞ a|Ôõ∏ a|Ôùã aa|Êòå aa|Êòç aaa|Êô∂ aamh|Êöò all I would like to do is convert the following text into this result: 'a' ...
1
vote
2answers
209 views

How to open file to edit tw.pol in Ubuntu?

How to open to in unknown encoding to edit (tw.pol) in Ubuntu?
2
votes
2answers
739 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
59 views

Editor that supports renaming tabs for untitled docs?

I sometimes need to copy/paste text into two windows and compare the contents for a quick hack, ie. without having to save both documents to disk, and display the two docs side-by-side vertically so I ...
1
vote
1answer
283 views

gedit snippets are not activated?

I want to use facility of gedit to insert snippets. The documentation suggests (doc): Using snippets Install the plugin. Menu: Tools -> Manage Snippets. A dialog will appear and you can start add ...
2
votes
6answers
3k views

How to make the Eclipse text editor background transparent?

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
88 views

Which Text Editor supports multiple monitors? [closed]

I am using HIPPO Edit and Notepad++ as my text editors. Both of these doesn't provide support for multiple monitors. Is there any text editors which support Multiple monitors?
2
votes
1answer
707 views

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.
2
votes
1answer
191 views

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 ...
5
votes
10answers
4k views

Can somebody recommend a program to compare differences in two text files and report the differences? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: File Compare Recommendation I have two config text files which are almost identical that I'd like to be able to easily identify the differences in. Can somebody please ...
1
vote
3answers
929 views

Are there any Mac text editors with a built-in terminal?

I was wondering if there exists a plain text editor that has one built-in terminal. I think Coda does it, but too much for what I'm looking for.
1
vote
1answer
297 views

Can you enable Adobe Dreamweaver CS5 to handle and edit extensionless files?

For example: gemfile, config, and all other file names with no extensions.
0
votes
1answer
103 views

Determine which text editor was used

When I obtain a text file from a source will it be possible to determine which editor was used to create it assuming that the creator has not removed that kind of metadata from the file. If yes how ...