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

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How can I edit a file if there is no vi, vim, joe, etc?

Is there a way to edit a file if there are no vi, vim, joe, mcedit? In another words is there a way to edit a file using just the shell commands?
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file changes — notification and diff

I'm looking for a way to be notified if a text file changes (Windows 7), and be offered a file diff upon such a change. For example, the text editor Notepad++ does part of this, notifying me of an ...
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How to work with multiple files in the Nice Editor text editor

When using the Nice Editor, how do you open multiple files, and then switch between them?
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What are usages of overwrite mode in text editors?

So I overwrote my previously typed text accidentally for the thousandth time in my life probably, because I accidentally pressed Insert before that. Which made me think what are usages of this ...
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Set sciTE as default crontab editor

I am trying to set sciTE as my default text editor, but when I run the commands below it errors. Is it possible to use sciTE as default editor in Ubuntu Mate? And how would I achieve such? test@...
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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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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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display a newline after each null in a text editor

I have a filename listing, separated by nulls. I want to inspect (modify) this listing. I guess it would be good for the eyes, if every entry in this listing goes by its own line. If I introduce line ...
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Why are Windows editors prefixing text files with three bytes? [duplicate]

I discovered that a text file created with Notepad++ or Notepad prefixes the actual text with three bytes: They are not visible in either of these editors but the hexdump above reveals them, they ...
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How reverse selected lines order in vim?

For example, if I have four lines as follows: the first line the second line the third line the fourth line I want to reverse them to the fourth line the third line the second ...
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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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Notepad++ Find and Replace Expert Suggestion

I need help with Find and Replace in Notepad++. Example: $250 'Hello 1' Take '____' $500 'Hello 2' Take '____' $1000 'Hello 3' Take '____' Imagine there are thousands of these entries going up to ...
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Notepad++ split line after given number of characters

Is there a way in notepad++, to split one line text, to text with given maximum number of characters in one line? I found only undefined line split in lines operations.
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Sublime Text 3 - Terminal/Browser view

I've been searching for a plugin for Sublime that would allow me to access a terminal or browser preview in a second column (accessable via alt+Shift+2), similar to the c9.io interface (reference)
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Apply dictionarry to text file

I have dictionary that contains of approx. 100 lines word_1 transalted_word_1 ... word_n transalted_word_n I need to translate several txt files (actually these files are XML) in most automated way....
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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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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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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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KWrite syntax-highlights plaintext file on save

I'm using KWrite in Windows. I open a .txt file in KWrite, and there's no syntax highlighting. Good, that's what I expect. But when I save the file (Ctrl+S) it suddenly becomes syntax-highlighed. ...
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How do I remove unwanted text in footer?

How could I remove (setup) text which is moving below the line of footer? I set up text field as "align above and below" (screen 2) and it doesn't work :(
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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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textwidth=0 and wrapwidth=0 in .vimrc.local not being respected

I have the following lines at the bottom of my .vimrc.local: set textwidth=0 set wrapmargin=0 However, whenever I open a new file, both these values are set to their defaults (72 and 2, ...
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How to know cursor position index in an editor

I'm working with an HTML file, and I need to know my cursor position index in the overall file. In Visual Studio, I can see the line number and column number in status bar. In Notepad++ too, in the ...
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How to number subsections in Pages on Mac

I'm having an issue with Pages. I'm writing a document with several subsections. The problem is that when I'm using the style (ex: Subsection 2, Subsection 3...), I can't find how to add an index to ...
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Changing the font size is automatically reverted in Visual Studio 2015

Symptom: Open Tools | Options window. Select Environment | Fonts and Colors section. Change the font size for Text Editor from 10 to any other size (eg. 11) Click OK button. After a couple of ...
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Show columns from a tab delimited text file in notepad++ [duplicate]

there is an Question of how to select a tab delimited column in Notepad++, but I would like to see the columns, i.e. ajust the tab width so that White space is introduced in order to prevent text/...
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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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How do I read a text file's hidden characters?

I've created a text file from an application that I developed. When I send the text file to a SYSTEM validation, they (third-party system) say that the file is invalid and that the file contains ...
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How do I do multi-line editing in Atom editor?

I've been reading all over and I can't find anything on how to do this in Atom on Windows? And by multi-line editing, I mean being able to expand your cursor across multiple-lines, and being able to ...
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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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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 ...