Pertains to the processing, import or export of plain characters (either ASCII or Unicode) from any language in written form

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Is there software that displays text on top of windows?

Is there software or a script which lets me display text on a Windows 7 screen all the time, always on top of other windows?
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grep for “term” and exclude “another term”

I am trying to build a grep search that searches for a term but exludes lines which have a second term. I wanted to use multiple -e "pattern" options but that has not worked. Here is an example of a ...
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Vim ! before execute silent '!mkdir' what is it for?

Make new folder from Vim command line in Windows gVim In this with the mkdir command a '!' is added in front of the command. What does the '!' actually do?
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Are there any tools for doing a text search within binary data?

This question is somewhat related to this so post: Searching text in binary data I am not looking for a programming solution that involves having to make a program to this. I was wondering if there ...
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How to add text over GIF animation?

I have a gif animation and I want to add a caption over it. How can I do that ?
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Count deviations in two ranges of cells

Here's what I'm trying to do: Correct answers: A C A B D B ... Student: Answers: Score: -------- -------- ------ Charlie A. A D A B D C ... 4/6 George ...
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why does an Excel column formatted as number lose its leading zero when the column is formatted as text?

I have to export a spreadsheet to CSV. One of the columns is a zipcode with east coast zipcodes that have a leading zero. When I reformat that column as Text hoping to preserve the leading zero on ...
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How to paste Excel data as fixed-width text?

If I copy data in Excel and paste it in a text file, I get tabs between cells. That's not good, I want spaces - and I want the columns to be aligned. How can I achieve this without a lot of effort ...
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How to link a page using live-template and text-data

I'm totally new in the field of confluence and i have a problem i obviously can not solve on my own. Building up my wiki i created a live-template so i can make sure every page has got the same ...
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Name a abbreviated letter to a word

I wanted to name the the letters like PT or PIT as Pressure Transmitter or anything with P will be named as pressure and anything ending in T as transmitter. I want a cell funtion that can name all ...
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Automatic replacement of expressions

Maybe this can be achieved through (extended) regular expressions, but I really don't know if or how. There seems to be a way to access "things that are found" by using $1, $2, … but I have no idea ...
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Regex find-replace big file [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a text editor for very big files? I need to find a text editor that can replace a regex in a 250MB file without crashing. I tried: EditPadPro NotePad++ Is ...
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Regular Expression to replace part of URL in XML file

I need a regular expression in Notepad++ to search/replace a string. My document (xml) has serveral thousand lines that look similar to this: <Url ...
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Sort each standalone line alphabetically

I want to sort some items in alphabetic order, but in a very specifc way. I have, for example, the following list, each item separated by comma: monkeys, big dogs, cats pineapple, banana, orange ...
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Ms Excel 2010 Importing Data in One ROW and getting sum particular CELL

I am importing data by using .txt file to MS Excel and whole data is imported in ONE ROW. I want to get SUM of those values which corresponds to a particular Month. For Example :- Name Month Total ...
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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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Ubuntu 12.04 - Terminal - Huge/Large text on each command line [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to change my terminal window prompt text? I have been using "Ubuntu 12.04" for few days now (no previous Linux experiences at all) and I have noticed that ...
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Read a Section of Lines from a File in Linux

I'm trying to export lines 100 to 1,000,100 from a file with 62 million lines. So far I've found this command: head -1100000 input > output But head does not take an offset option. Thoughts?
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What tools exist for generating “ASCII Tables”, if any? [closed]

Consider a block like the following: +-----------------------------------+--------------------------+ | In Baseline | Not in Baseline | ...
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I need to shorten text search

I was wondering if it is possible to search for part of a text string. For example if the following is in cell A9: [Agent Name & ID: Ted Simpson - 1008] I am looking for a way to shorten it to ...
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Substitute large numbers of files according to style guide

I'd like to do a wholesale reformatting of our tests, and I'm cleaning up some inconsistent capitalization. I'm thinking of using awk to do this, since sed falls a little short, and since I need ...
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How can I sort a document according to a substring in each line on Win7?

How can I sort a text according to hashtag on Windows-7? I have a long text (.txt format) which looks something like this: Blah blah #Test 123123 #Really Blah bluh #Really klfdmngl #Test I would ...
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How can i remove <eof> characters in a text document [closed]

I am getting a error "Unexpected token "< eof >" "--- when I am running a query against a java based xquery library So I would like to remove the < eof> characters-- how do I remove those? I am ...
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Find largest value of integer in repeating string

I have a script log file that looks a bit like this: 2012-9-16 Did something Did 345 things Script time: 244 seconds 2012-9-17 Did yet something Did another thing 23 times Script time: 352 seconds ...
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How to overlay text on Adobe Acrobat pdf file?

I have an Adobe Acrobat PDF file on Macintosh OS X Lion that I need to overlay some plain text on top of at a particular position relative to the original PDF. Previously I have created a Microsoft ...
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Copy colorful terminal (emulator) text output and paste as HTML?

I want to write notes (in HTML format) when learning linux. When I need to note colorful terminal text output, I want the color of terminal text can be remained in my notes, eg: Note 1: Test The ...
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Live Linux Distro for text only mode

I'm looking for a linux distro where I can boot into it via USB, run a script on startup and shutdown. I need bare minimum, but I also need network drivers. Also need to save files across reboots. ...
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Create a hyperlink from URL and title in Excel

I'm trying to construct a hyperlink from a URL and a name in different cells. a1 = http://www.example.com/ b1 = example c1 = <a href="http://www.example.com/">example</a> What I want ...
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How to prevent Firefox from opening up too many tabs

I wanted to view .cpp source code in FireFox so I selected FireFox as the application to open it with and checked "always do this" but when I clicked the link new tabs kept opening up and wouldn't ...
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Why does winXP need to turn on the hard drive to copy text to clipboard?

I was typing some text in notepad on my Eee PC with Windows XP on it, and at some point HDD stopped (it usually stops when there is no disk activity for some time). When I needed to ctrl-x a few ...
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Restoring window text size to default in Windows 7 x64

On Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1, I changed the text size to 150% (Control Panel -> Display). This worked fine; all text was scaled up correctly. However, when I tried to change it back to default ...
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Windows - Combine multiple text files into a single text file [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Any command-line or batch cmd to concatenate multiple files? I have over a thousand text files which I would like to combine into a single text file, is there any way to ...
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Text folding in OpenOffice Writer

I'd like to be able to fold sections of a document in OpenOffice Writer. Is it possible to expand or collapse sections of a document in OpenOffice Writer (or any other word processor?) Many source ...
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How to create a text file from column and FTP that text file to server

I don't know much about VB and need to do the following tasks. My question in short is "How to create a text file from a excel sheet column and FTP that text file to a server?" Situation: I have ...
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Desktop text that's always on top and loaded from file pereodically

I want to have custom text printed on my screen always on top. I tried rainmeter software and i could not find option to load text from file on my system or in any other way. What i want to have is ...
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Inputting formatted IRC text in Pidgin

What plugin or software is available to use Pidgin's native text formatting system to allow IRC messages to be sent with formatted text?             
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Fixing Corrupted Text

I Have text which looks like this: supposed to undergo yearly cardiac exam in order to stay on transplant list. But, there are > patients who are missing important cardiac information. It is yo ...
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Replace Array Of Characters With Another Character With In 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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API/Tool for mining unstructured text? [closed]

I wish to create a concepts map from unstructured text. For example Desired input: find "/" -name "*.txt" Desired output: concepts-graph.dot In other words, I want to mine my text files and create ...
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Need an excel macro to produce a formatted text file

I am just learning how to make macros and I found a macro that nearly does what I need it to do, which is output a text file from Excel. What I need it to do is output this in a .mhd format, which I ...
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Using Windows Batch Files to Filter a TEXT File & Create 2 files: Non-Alphanumeric & Alphanumeric

Windows batch files to execute this task: I would like to read a text file in which the variables are in quotes and are on seperate lines. If the variable is Alphanumeric, then it goes in the ...
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What tool can I use for scripted text manipulation?

Use case: I often have to deal with bad input data from my managers - malformed XML, CSV or other text files. I have to maually edit them into a usable format, which I normally do using a combination ...
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How can I batch rename all files in a folder to '.txt'?

Can I change all files in my folder (extensions like .log01012010, .log02012010) to .txt? So I can search through all the files with the built-in Windows 7 file searcher?
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create multiple files from single text file based on headings

I have what I think is a really simple problem to solve (preferably with OS X / *nix terminal tools rather than windows command line). I have a manuscript formatted in markdown with # (H1) denoting ...
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Less not scrolling immediately on long lines (xterm-256color vs vt100)

When I press 'j' in a text file with long lines, it won't proceed to the next line until I've pressed j 'n' times. So if I have a file: a b c d e (long line that displays as 5 lines on screen) ...
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How to calculate a column of sums or test inequalities?

Given 34-2 34-5 34-3 I'm looking to obtain 34-2=28 34-5=29 34-3=31 Or, this would also be helpful: given: 34-2=5 34-5<=34 34-3=31 I'm looking to obtain ! 34-2=5 34-5<=34 ...
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Append line length at end of each line

Given input: tree branch the desired output is tree 4 branch 6 What is a *nix available command that does this?
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Substitution in text file **without** regular expressions

I need to substitute some text inside a text file with a replacement. Usually I would do something like sed -i 's/text/replacement/g' path/to/the/file The problem is that both text and replacement ...
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Strike-through text: Microsoft Lync

Somehow I hit a magic key combination in Microsoft Lync that is sending strike-through text. When I look at the "A" icon (text properties), I don't see an option for strike-through. How can I ...
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Is there any way to keep text passed to head, tail, less, etc. to be colored?

Is there any way to keep colorization of text passed through pipe | to head, tail, less, etc.?