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Converting the encoding of a text file (Mac OS X) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I convert multiple files to UTF-8 encoding using *nix command line tools? Okay, now that I can detect the encoding, I know that my encoding is using ...
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Tell Thunderbird not to truncate or wrap lines when sending email

When I compose and send an email (I always write plain-text emails) in Thunderbird, it always truncates my sentences and adds line breaks in the middle of my sentences. How do I turn this feature ...
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Convert CRLF's to line feeds on Linux

What's the best way to convert CRLF's to line feeds in files on Linux? I've seen sed commands, but is there anything simpler?
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How to turn off Emacs's auto line wrapping for the current session?

How to turn off Emacs's auto line wrapping for the current session? I normally need the automatic wrapping, but when editing a email draft, i don't need that. is there a way to turn it off for a ...
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How to replace multiple spaces by one tab

I've some text files which contain some colums seperated by a various number of spaces, but instead I need one single tab as a seperator. Is it possible to do in Bash?
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How can a paragraph be reformatted in Notepad++?

How can I reformat a paragraph in Notepad++? In UltraEdit I can select one or more long lines and reformat the paragraph to the set right margin (e.g. 60 or 80) by menu command Format/Reformat ...
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Increase space between text lines in Photoshop

How do I increase the spacing between two lines (or leading) in a paragraph in Photoshop?
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Do text files store their encoding method for later decoding?

I was wondering if some text files store their encoding method along their text content for later decoding? Or is it the text viewer's job to guess the encoding method for a given text file, and the ...
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how to make bash not to wrap output?

Whenever some command generates long lines as output ( for example, when ls -l a folder which contains files with long names ), the long lines are wrapped to next line, thus messing up the column ...
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Line-length-tolerant XML diff

I've looked at the answers to this question, and unfortunately none of them has helped me so far. Not to beat about the bush, the second edition of C# in Depth is now in copy edit. I want to be able ...
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How to disable line wrap in TextEdit

I can not find a settings in TextEdit to disable line wrap. I have found only wrap to page/window.
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Text formatter tools

I make notes in textual format, for example ## TODO list 1. do this 2. do that ## SOMETHING ### ANYTHING 1. do this 2. do that Are there tools to change this text into HTML or LaTeX format? I ...
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A site for pimp my Notepad [closed]

Is there any site which have premade words and stuff for Notepad like: ______ ___ ___ /\ _ \ /\_ \ /\_ \ \ \ \L\ \\//\ \ \//\ \ __ __ _ __ ___ \ \ __ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ /'__`\ ...
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How to extract text from pdf in script on Linux?

On Linux - How to extract text from a .pdf in which text really is text, not a scanned image? I want something I can use on the command line / in a script, not interactively. (I don't want to convert ...
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Deleting entire lines in a text file based on a partial string match with Windows PowerShell

So I have several large text files I need to sort through, and remove all occurrences of lines which contain a given keyword. So basically, if I have these lines: This is not a test This is a ...
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Add padding to bordered paragraph

How can I add cell padding (term related to HTML) to a paragraph in Word 2008 (for Mac). Here is a screenshot of how my paragraph looks: How can I add space between the border and the characters?
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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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How to make Thunderbird compose mail with “Paragraph” as default?

I'm trying to do the exact opposite of How To Make Thunderbird Compose Mail With "Body Text" As Default?. So my current default setting for composition is "Body Text", but I want it to be ...
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Is there a software that performs a textual analysis on blogs?

My company is looking to create a PivotViewer visualization of a client's Wordpress 2 blog posts for the last 11 years. To do so, however, we need to edit the somewhat haphazard, incomplete, and ...
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Hidden characters inserted after pipe (|) followed by a space

Very often, on my Mac, when I use the pipe (|) character followed by a space character, an invincible character will be inserted in between. This is especially annoying when using the terminal, as it ...
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Vimium-like navigation in Windows and all other applications

I used Vimium recently and was fascinated about its 'link hunt mode' feature. I wonder if there exists any tool like it in Windows such that pressing F would auto-assign a key combination for all UI ...
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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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Force view text file instead of download in Firefox?

Often times I'll click on a random link to a .sh or .py or .cpp or ... file in Firefox, and all I want is to view the code. I don't have a Firefox handler set up for every text file extension under ...
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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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Silly full text search? [closed]

I'm looking for a simple windows tool that is able to go over all the files in a tree of directories and perform a full text search on all the files. I simply don't trust the Vista search because it ...
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Text Terminal Hardware (for Linux)

Is there any way to obtain a hardware text terminal (preferably small in size) with a screen and a keypad to connect to a Linux machine (preferably via usb)? I'd like to be able to log into a command ...
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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.?
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how to turn off line wrap in gedit?

I've been using kwrite for a long time and love the way I can turn on/off line wrapping easily. Now I'm running Ubuntu with gnome, trying to avoid any KDE at all on this particular machine. Gedit ...
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Sublime Text 2 - insert breaks to match current wrapping?

Is there an automated way to insert line breaks at every point where the text is currently wrapping? After this operation, no lines should be wrapped, but it should look visually identical.
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Does any Linux X terminal update line-wrapping on resize? [closed]

The Mac OSX Terminal will re-wrap lines when the window is resized. Is this functionality available in any terminal emulator for Linux? I'd prefer to do this with terminals like gnome-terminal that ...
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Is it possible to get the text of a document being shown by the Flash Player?

I was searching for something, and found a document on a website. It is showing it using the Flash Player. When I wanted to save a copy by clicking "Download this document", it says needs to ...
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Importing first line of TXT files to a spreadsheet

I have 2000 txt files that I need to read the first line of (it should contain a person's name). Ideally I would have a spreadsheet/csv with FILENAME, FIRST LINE OF FILE
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Can I do a “one-time” file content search in Windows Server 2008 without adding the folder to the index?

Can I search for files which contain a specific string in a folder if that folder is not in the search index? So, lets say folder 'textFiles' is not in the index. I navigate to this folder in Windows ...
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Where do I configure the default text selection behavior in Windows?

(eg. mouse click selects entire word vs. mouse click inserts an active cursor) I find the mouse click behavior of Windows XP and Windows 7 annoying and intrusive. I don't remember Windows NT being ...
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Want to wrap to 80 characters in Outlook, just like Gmail does to emails sent as Plain Text

I want to wrap to 80 characters in Outlook, just like Gmail does to emails sent as Plain Text. Apart from Gmail, this feature also works in Evolution email client in Ubuntu OS and Apple Mail in Mac ...
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Control autoshape corner rounding for rounded rectangle in word 2007

I have some textboxes in word (some containing text, others dropped on to text with complex formatting) I have set the autoshape to 'rounded rectangle' The problem I have is that on the larger ...
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Open source command line tools for indexing a large number of text files

I'm looking for any open source command line tool or tools which will allow me to index and search a large number of plain text files. Approximate search would be a plus. The tool only needs to print ...
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Efficient way to index text files

I have a series of text files I'm downloading from a Yahoo Group and I'd like to tag them and index them. What program will help me do this?
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How to create a default association for files with no extension [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to set the default program for opening files without an extension in Windows? I am using http://www.pnotepad.org/ (i wouldnt mind switching to something else if it ...
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Notepad++: How to wrap selected text in brackets, parenthesis, quotes?

I'm used to textmate and I'm looking for an editor on Windows that supports this. Notepad++ seems cool, but I when I have some text selected and type an opening bracket it replaces the text with the ...
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Why is text blurred when I rotate the screen?

I have a rotatable display which I tip up so that I can fit more code on the screen. However any text on the screen looks just the slightest bit less sharp on the rotated display. Can anyone tell me ...
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wrapping long bash commands in script files

How do you wrap a long command to the next line within a bash script file? As a simple example, I want to run the command "pushd . && cd /foo/bar && ls && popd" From the ...
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How to create a multi-line node in Freemind?

How can I create a multi-line node in Freemind? I don't need any formatting, just wrapped text.
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Indenting paragraphs in Microsoft Word

I would like to format a Microsoft Word document such that the first line of every paragraph is indented, with the exception of the first paragraph in a section which would not be indented. How can I ...
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Why is web text distorted?

On various websites text is distorted, this is happening in both Chrome and IE, but only to certain parts of text - the same page can show both normal and distorted text. See the two screen grabs ...
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Is there a freeware program for editing the text stream of PDFs?

PDFs are a great archive format for scanned images, but Acrobat does not allow you to edit the text layer of the document (the part that can copy and paste from) leaving you with just the raw OCR. Are ...
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How to grep a section of a file in bash shell

How can I "grep" the lines between an occurrence of some string1 and the (Nth) occurrence of some string2. e.g. if the file has line: A B C D E F G B C E Q I want to get the lines in bold (those ...
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Should all plain text files have some sort of suffix (e.g. *.txt, *.conf)

I create many notes in plain text files, but after a while the .txt suffix I put at the end of them seems to be unnecessary typing and visual noise. Is appending .txt to plain text files a strongly ...
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replace nth occurence of string in each line of a text file

I have large text files with space delimited strings (2-5). The strings can contain "'" or "-". I'd like to replace say the second space with a pipe. What's the best way to go? Using sed I was ...
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Word 2010 - Shading paragraph background

I have created a new Word 2010 document and am wanting to set the background shading of a paragraph to a given colour (using the blue circled button). My issue is that when I have done so, the areas ...