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

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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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Highlight all occurrences of a word in Github's Atom text editor

In Sublime Text, if you double-click a word in file, all occurrences of that word are highlighted on the page, giving at-a-glance orientation of how a variable or other text is used in the file. Is ...
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Reload minor mode in .dir-locals.el

In .dir-locals.el, I can only set variables to values, I can't call functions. However, after the following code is executed, I need to disable and then re-enable whitespace-mode: ((nil . ...
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WinMerge won't compare two files around 74 thousand lines

I was able to paste the first text file on the left panel, with 74013 lines. At the right side panel, there is no context menu with Paste option. Is there a way to compare those files in WinMerge? ...
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Don't show tabs in Emacs whitespace mode

Normally, I use spaces for indentation, but for a specific project I'm working on the convention is tabs for indentation. So I've made a .dir-locals.el file that looks like this: ((nil . ...
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How to read a 51gb log file?

Well, it seems something went horrible wrong and now I do have a log file with a size larger than 51gb. Are there any (linux) tools that can read/open files of that size? I want to read the log file. ...
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Multiple files opened as a single tab?

I'm trying to have a single tab open with more than one file, such that when I run bulk replaces, searches, or other macros, and such that when I want to browse through my application, I won't have ...
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Turn on/off HTML markup while coding?

A frequent problem I'm having when editing web pages is that HTML jargon can get in the way, when I need to focus on just the content for making corrections. Once markup is added to a piece of text, ...
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Win7 Built-in Text Editor with File Change Notify

Is there any built-in software that will allow me to view a text file but will also notify me if the text file I am editing/viewing is changed by another process? There are third-party solutions for ...
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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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Better setting of EDITOR environment variable to use Sublime Text 2 as system editor?

I want to use Sublime Text 2 for editing Git commit messages. Right now I have the following in my bash rc file: export EDITOR="sublime -nw" This works well if Sublime is already running. But if ...
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“Document Text Embedding” feature for Unicode text editors

In Yudit text editor there is "Document Text Embedding" feature, which allows to change the default text embedding (left-to-right or right-to-left) for the entire document (and it is not saved on Save ...
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Text Editor that hilights all instances of selection for Mac

On Windows, I use Notepad++ which has the great feature of when I select a word, all instances of that word are also highlighted in the same document. I have found it very helpful for finding ...
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EditPlus doesn't have find-file-by-name functionality?

A friend of mine use that editor and he used it for over 5 years and he says he never finds file by a name. There's no such functionality in that editor? ::::!
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Extracting quotations from a movie / tv transcript in Notepad++

I have a transcript of a 3 hour documentary that is filled with quotes I'd like to share. The transcript is huge so going through it manually would take forever. So basically, I just want to remove ...
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How do I record and run multiple find/replace with Sublime Text 2?

How do I record and run multiple find/replace with Sublime Text 2? I tried recording a macro but, as it seems, Sublime won't record find/replace, only text input etc.
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The ed text editor and line feed

With ed can I add line feeds (\n)? I've tried: s/word/word\n/ But it it just gave me a plain "n" after word. With double backslash appeared "\n". With sed this works as expected, but with ed not. ...
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It's All Text for Chrome?

I'm a big fan of It's All Text for Firefox, as it's really helpful to be able to quickly open up gvim and write out code, wiki markup, etc in a powerful editor rather than trying to do edits in a ...
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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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Strange permission changes when saving file on a Samba partition from a Windows editor

I'm trying to figure out why a specific behavior is exibited when perms change on a file being saved from a Windows editor on a SAMBA-mounted Unix partition. Situation: We have a file on Unix, with ...
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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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Disable type hints in Docblockr blocks

Is there a chance to disable autocompletion after @ sign where in Docblockr blocks ? I am currently playing with Symfony 2 and I use annotations so when I write @ORM\ it gets converted to one of the ...
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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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What are fast ways to switch between text styles (font, size, etc) in Microsoft Word or other word processing software?

Many times I need to switch back and forth between 2-3 different styles when writing a document. I dislike needing to manually click to change the style in the user interface and would like to use a ...
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How can I generate a large amount of standarized strings in a .txt file?

I'm in need of some large amount of strings generated in a .txt file. The format is number1:number2, number1 goes from 1030 up to 1130, number2 goes from 0 up to 15. Example: ...
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What's Sublime Text 2's equiverlant to vim's Ctrl-P?

Sublime Text is great but Ctrl-P (and Ctrl-N) in vim (inserting a word with same starting characters in insert mode) is such an essential feature that I just cannot live without it. Is this ...
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Sublime Text 3: Move caret up/down between displayed lines

With soft-wrapping enabled, 1 text line could occupy multiple displayed lines -- depending on how wide the window is. By default Up/Down arrows move carets between actual lines. I was wondering ...
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Looking for markdown text editor with drag/drop image insert (auto-upload)?

I use Notational Velocity for keeping notes. I love the speed and simplicity but I'd like to make adding images easier and less relient on a local file system. I've tried to use Evernote but it's just ...
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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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VIM replacement? [closed]

What I do: PHP (Laravel 4, Yii, Drupal 7, bare) C/++ (GTK+, Qt 4/5) Ruby (+Rails) Perl (rarely, but still) Python2/3 (sometimes + Django) JavaScript (Node.JS, jQuery, Angular.JS) HTML CSS (+SASS, ...
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Simplest way to get XML node count

I have some XML files for which I want to get the count of nodes. However, I don't want to go and start coding. I have checked some XML tools like Notepadd++ XML Plugin, Cygwin xmllint, XML Notepad ...
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Using vim for creating fixed width text?

I've got text in the form xxxx yyyyy xx yyyy xxxxxxxx yyyyy x y I'd like the second set in each line to begin at the same point ie xxxx yyyyy xx yyyy xxxxxxxx yyyyy x y I ...
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Change default text editor to Sublime Text in Linux Mint

I've installed Sublime Text 3 from the .deb found here: http://www.sublimetext.com/3 Now, how to set it as the default text editor in place of gedit in Mint 16?
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vim inside tmux: throws “E388” with <C-Left> in insert mode [duplicate]

I've read that in insert mode in vim, one can use <C-Left> and <C-Right> to move by words. This works for me, but only as far as I don't run vim inside tmux terminal splitter. When inside ...
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How do I work on a wiki draft with local save?

Editing a wiki article is usually done online but if I'd like to restart a browser then the draft is lost. How do I work on the draft with a local copy and ability to preview if I don't use web ...
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Are there any lite text editors in console mode on Windows? [closed]

I know a few: Renowned text editor: MS-DOS Editor Vim/Vi But, MS-DOS Editor is a 16-bit software which cannot be run in Win7 (64-bit), and Vim/Vi is not lite. Are there any lite text editors in ...
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Does SciTE have a setting similar to Vim's colorcolumn?

For those who don't know what colorcolumn in Vim is - it displays a vertical line after a custom amount of characters. Very useful to keep track of line lengths when writing code (so they don't get ...
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How can I perform free-form, canvas-like text editing?

My 5-1/2 y.o. son is starting to use a computer and one of the things he likes to do is to type stuff into an editor. He has used TuxPaint before and is familiar with the idea of a "canvas" for ...
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How Does One Remove Duplicate Text Lines From Files Larger Than 4GB?

I am looking for an open source (possibly 64 bit) windows text editor that will allow me to remove duplicate lines from an extremely large (4GB+) text file. What do you use to remove duplicate lines ...
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Change default text editor for crontab to vim

I'm using ubuntu 9.10 and the default text editor is nano, which i hate. (doesn't everyone?) Normally it's not a problem as i just vi or gedit everything but crontab -e is opening with nano. I ...
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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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TextMate-like bundle editor for Sublime Editor

I know that Sublime Text has packages and also a package manager you can use to install additional bundles. For example, I installed the Go bundle but I'd like to extend it by adding some custom ...
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Text editor on Windows for editing remote files

I've got a team of web programmers that need to edit HTML and CSS that is stored on a linux server. They're all using Windows on their desktops. Rather than either teaching them to use vi/vim in a ...
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All Settings lost on restart of Sublime Text 2

Some strange thing is happening from last two days with my SublimeText 2. On restarting of my computer the settings are lost. Below are my configuration details: SublimeText 2: Portable Version ...
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How can I hide plaintext passwords while editing a plaintext config file?

There are config files like wpa_supplicant.conf that can contain plaintext passwords. Sometimes I want to edit such files on my laptop while sitting in a public place, so it would be bad to show my ...
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Spaces in the beginning of lines in Notepad++

Is there any reason, why Notepad++ treats spaces as an average characters and thus pushes it to a new line, instead of "hiding" them at the end of line (when line-breaking mode is of course turned ...
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Remove duplicate lines from a very large text-file [duplicate]

I have a very large text-file (> 50 GB), but most lines are duplicate, so I want to remove them. Is there any way to remove duplicates lines from a file, and handle files > 2GB? Because every method I ...
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Flipping Parentheses

I have some text with flipped parentheses. For example, instead of (text-in-parentheses) I have )text-in-parentheses( Is there an easy way to flip all of the parentheses in the text? If so, how? ...
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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 ...