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

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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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Copy and paste text in midnight commander (MC) via putty in Linux

I use Midnight Commander (MC) editor over putty to edit files I want to know how to copy text from one file, close it then open another file and paste it? If it is not possible with Midnight ...
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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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What is this texteditor's counterpart in Windows?

I am learning CSS and want to know what the following texteditor is: Is there a counterpart for Windows? There seems to be a Sublime plugin, when you type: div.classname then perhaps press ...
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Determine if a Document is open in an Editor

Is there an approved way for to query whether a document is open an editor in Linux? For example, if a document is being edited we may want to warn that a document is open and should be saved before ...
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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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How to stop Light Table stripping spaces at the end of a line?

I'm using Light Table to write a README.md file. I need to add two spaces to the end of a line of text but when I save the document, Light Table seems to remove those two spaces. How can I stop Light ...
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How to remove rectangular box around text from subline text editor

I want to remove the shitty boxes around text show in: I can't remember which package I had installed for this. Can anybody tell me how ?
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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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Editing CSV files in Ubuntu

What is a good way to edit CSV files in Ubuntu? The files look something like this: This,is,data,with,a,header 2,2,3,4,, 1,,3,,6,6 ,5,3,5,5,6 1,2,,,, 1,2,3,4,8,6 1,,9,,5,9 -1,,3,4,5,6 1,2,0,4,5,6 ...
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Add new element to all items in json file

I have json array in a file: [ { "id": 2, "title": "Mr", "name": "Harry Robinson", "company": "ResearchBch", "email": "anything", "age": 38, ...
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Search all within opened tabs with Sublime Text 2

Having Sublime Text 2 Text Editor: Is it possible to search within all the tabs that are open? How?
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Finding spaces in Atom

When I copy/paste code that uses spaces, I want to replace spaces with tabs. However, Atom seems to treat tabs as spaces or vice-versa. Whenever I try to find spaces, all the tabs get selected. Even ...
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How to get vim to retain cursor position when opening a split

When I open a vertical split in vim, it takes my current line and bumps it to the top of the buffer (scrolling the entire file up). How do I get vim to retain its current position?
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Rich text editor for linux

I need a rich text editor for Linux for note-taking. I'm aware there is this question from 2009: What is the simplest RTF editor in linux? The top answer recommends Abiword. I tried Abiword, but I ...
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How do I change the global font-size in Coda 2?

I've been looking for ages to find out how to set a global font-size in Coda 2. If I set the font-size to 30px in one document, as soon as I switch it goes back to the default font size. So basically ...
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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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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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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.
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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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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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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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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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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 ...