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

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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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`less` starts `ed`

I can't make less use my favorite editor. To my horror, it starts ed which I've never used and really am not going to. > echo $EDITOR emacsclient > less somefile Pressing v starts ...
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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 [closed]

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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Text editor to find and replace in columns for multiple HTML files?

I have a server, and I need to change around 1200 HTML files. Is there an editor that will find and replace columns in multiple files? Currently, I am using Notepad++ for editing, but I'm struggling ...
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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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View Big5 File in Text Editor

I have a file encoded in Chinese Big5. Is there a text editor that I can use to view the file in Chinese? I'm on Windows. If I view the file in Notepad++ I see it decoded with my 8bit locale.
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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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Can I have sudoedit check `$EDITOR` like visudo does?

As far as I know, the major difference is that visudo has a simple parser for seeing if /etc/sudoers (and other sudoers files) is goodly; however, I also noticed that, when I set EDITOR=emacs, ...
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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 ...