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

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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 ...
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How can I config sublime text excute javascript with Mozilla Rhino

I want to excute javascript file without a browser. I found Mozila Rhino, but I wonder that how can I config sublime text or another text editor run my .js file directly (i.e without run command ...
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Text viewer/editor to show text in columns to maximise visible content on a single screen?

Hopefully this image illustrates what I'm after to help view a long log file: . Preferably a text editor, but any suggestions welcome.
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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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Looking for a text editor with navigation/categorization

I've been looking for a text editor that automatically (or at least makes it easy to-) make some sort of navigation. Adobe Reader has this functionality with its bookmark system: Right now, though, ...
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Can I chown /etc/hosts so my user owns it so I can edit it without sudo?

It's a bit inconvenient to have to sudo emacs /etc/hosts whenever I want to make a change to my hosts file, especially since I don't use a Terminal-based editor primarily. Could I change the ownership ...
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How to move text cursor to previous position after pressing “Home” key, etc.?

If I'm typing something (this question for example), and I press Home, and the blinking line, letting me know where I'm typing, goes to the front of the line. To go back to the end, I can just press ...
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JVM based text editor? [closed]

Are there any JVM based editors out there that have: Good text-editing capabilities: keyboard shortcuts, commands etc (like VIM or MACS) Good plugin system using jvm based languages (so that one can ...
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Customize text editor and terminal to use non-monospaced fonts without the horrible results?

I want to experiment with all fonts, including those that aren't mono-spaced. I understand the reason for using monospaced fonts, but frankly they don't seem legitimate to me. For instance, one ...
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Windows, selective text search and replace within files? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Editor with muti-line search and replace I'm looking for (ideally free) software, which will perform selective search and replace on multiple text files. So I want to ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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
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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++?
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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' ...