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

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Using Notepad++ to view text files that also contain lower ASCII control characters

When using Notepad++ to view text files that also contain some lower ASCII control characters (such as NUL, BEL, and ACK), it shows every lower ASCII character in brackets like this: [NUL][BEL][ACK] ...
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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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How to minimize a text editor and still be able to type

I want to make notes while watching a video in fullscreen , I don't want to split the screens. What I want is that I should be able to type in the contents of the text editior while still viewing the ...
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How do you reuse a visual mode selection?

Often when editing code, I'll select a block in visual mode and do a search and replace over the block. After I make the changes, however, it leaves visual mode. How do you do a new find and replace ...
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Convert text file to ASCII, not ANSI in Sublime Text

We have a project where we need to convert weird characters generated from all kinds of file formats into ASCII due to compatibility issues. Is it possible in Sublime Text 2 to convert the encoding ...
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Find and Replace Number Names with Digits

I have a long section of code that has number names, which I'd like to replace with just number symbols. What I have: PartOne PartTwo PartThree PartFour PartFive ... PartOneHundred What I want: ...
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Light text editor for CSV file? [closed]

Could anybody suggest a light (small, fast) text editor that can handle columnar view of csv files? save quote character to all fields, even if not 'necessary' OpenOffice Calc is bit big for my ...
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How can I make Sublime Text reload the file being edited?

How can I make Sublime Text (3) re-load the file currently being edited, to take into account changes having been made externally?
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How to allow fuzzy searching within an ignored folder, in Atom?

In my .gitignore file I have the bower_components folder in it. However I'm using my sass-smacss bower package to write my SASS (which compiles into an assets folder. At the moment I can't search to ...
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How to setup Atom to allow - as a click selection?

For example I have the variable or element my-app I want to be able to double click anywhere in that word to select it whole. At the moment if you click on the my, it will only select my, and same ...
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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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How do I remove empty lines in Notepad++ after pasting in data from Excel?

I want to clean up some data I copied from an Excel spreadsheet and wash off any formatting using Notepad++. I want to take advantage of line numbering of Notepad++ to count the number of lines I ...
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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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Duplicate backup file is getting created in linux

I created a file called file2.txt in Linux, opened it in text editor and saved it. When I closed the text editor I see two files file2.txt and file2.txt~ I guess file2.txt~ is temporary file created ...
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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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Opening a text file at a certain line (shortcut)

I would like to define a shortcut key which opens a particular text file at a particular line. My preferred editor is Notepad++, but suggestions involving other editors are welcome. How to open ...
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Wrap lines in vim's scratch buffer but not elsewhere

I have set nowrap in my vim config file but there's one place where I need line wrapping: the scratch buffer (because the text that shows up there usually doesn't stick to 80 columns). Is there a ...
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Notepad autosave that doesn't switch tabs / notepad++ equivalent

I like notepad++ because it's nice and minimal, but it bothers me that Notepad++ has no autosave. I looked into plugins and found this one: ...
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Notepad++ cut eveything before <a

My Search result has hundreds of textlines like Line 333: <li id="menu-item-690" class="menu-item menu-item-type-post_type menu-item-object-page menu-item-690"><a ...
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vim: how do I view my history of yanks and deletions?

:buffers displays a list of window buffers, but suppose I dd'd a few lines (this puts them in buffers 1-9) and yanked "[a-z]yy a few others. That's up to 35 buffers I couldn't possibly keep in my ...
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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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Is there a sublime plugin to highlight selected text with a given color? [closed]

I want to mark certain sections of a text file with different colors, and ideally have them persist between openings. Some sort of visual bookmarks. Is there a plugin that can do this?
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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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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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How can I insert a line break over 100 times for a given text string?

I got this very, very, very long text string that consists only of e-mail addresses. It's so long that it goes off my screen several pages to the right. It makes it impossible to read. It looks ...
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Search a text string and replace the whole line which contains it on a group of text files (Windows)

I'm looking for an automated solution than can search if a specified text string is on a line (may not be an exact match - just as long as the specified text string is contained in the line) on a ...
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Program to view and edit fixed width text files? [closed]

I'm looking for a program that can view and edit text files that contain data in a fixed width format. The files contain no carriage returns. I've tried viewing them in excel but the import process ...
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Open and scroll through 42 GB text file in Mac OS X

I am running Mac OS X 10.8.4 (Mountain Lion) and I am trying to open and scroll through a 42 GB .XML file. I plan on using an XML parser to parse through it and delete parts, but first I need to know ...
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Simple document highlighting in Vim

I am looking for a filetype= argument that will format or color document constructs such as lists, headers and sub headrs. Particularly I want the filetype plugin (or syntax plugin) to interpret ...
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Replace array of characters with another character in a text file?

Is there any tool to replace some characters with another one but at once , i mean for example i have text file like this : .>+&5+B0"0,9,04A?@"56/!3 Replace each of this character with ...
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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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Sublime text Find Replace any Character

Is there a way to find and replace using a special character that would allow any char to be in it's place? What I mean by this is say I have the following text: ...
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Sublime Text 3 doc encoded as cp1252 won't save as cp437

I have this vexing situation with a plain text document created in Sublime text 3 (OS X Mavericks 10.9.5) and saved in win1252 encoding. After I have pasted a selection from an OpenOffice Calc ...
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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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PDF: is it possible to batch replace text-boxes content?

Ok, let me explain the situation: I have huge pdfs (100 pages with lots of text) that need to be translated. The pdf has the text in textboxes and these textboxes are scattered everywhere. The ideal ...
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Is there a line editor for Windows (like Edlin, but better)

The first interactive computer I used (in 1972) was made by Prime. The only editor provided was a line editor, and despite the interface it was a powerful tool. You could do things like: t ...
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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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Installed Qt 5.3, Notepadqq still finding 5.2.1 instead?

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, 64-bit. I am trying to install Notepadqq, the port of Notepad++ from Windows to Linux. I know about Vim and Emacs but I am used to Notepad++ and I like it. I ...
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Use Sublime Text find to highlight a regex group in search pattern

Is there a way to make Sublime Text highlight (match) only part of a regex search pattern? For example, I want to exclusively highlight Text when searching for Some(Text).
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How do I make vim's autoindent not drop trailing spaces?

In some text editors (e.g. Kate, gedit), when auto indent is enabled, pressing return twice will leave a trailing whitespace (which I want): if (code) { .... ....| } While others cater to the ...
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Atom text Find and Replace + Multiple Selectors

(on mac) I know that you can find and replace text with cmd+f and that you can cmd+click to add multiple cursors. Is there a way to find a word or expression using Find and Replace, and then add a ...
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Use GitHub's Atom Text Editor as Default Text Editor in Windows

I think the title says it all. I downloaded Atom, which comes over as a zip file containing an executable, etc. When I right-click on a text file, source code file, etc, in Windows Explorer and select ...
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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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Opening a big file [duplicate]

I have a rather large log file on a Windows Server 2008 R2 computer. It's a couple of gigabytes in size, but Notepad, Wordpad, Notepad++, etc can't open it. Which program should I use to handle ...
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How to easily invert Upper/Lower case in common text editors?

Are there any "common" text editors or word processors (Notepad, Wordpad, Word etc.) which allow you to invert the case of a string of text easily? I've always thought there should be a shortcut so ...
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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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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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CudaText: After saving, undo is no longer available?

In CudaText it appears that there's a problem. If I: Make a change to my text Save the file And try to undo, then the change isn't undone. Is this a known problem? Any fixes?