TextWrangler is a text editor made by Bare Bones Software, intended as a free counterpart to BBEdit.

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How to buffer multiple open files with Textwrangler?

I know that Textwrangler can do this, but I messed up my preferences folder in OSX yosemite and had to reset some things. I have multiple files opened and viewable within the gutter of one window. I ...
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Prevent TextWrangler for changing search

Every time I switch from TextWrangler to my browser and then do a page search for something (e.g. command-F) whatever I search for in Chrome is automatically plunked into my search box when I switch ...
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TextWrangler: indent comments at same level as code

In TextWrangler, when I comment a line of code using ⌘+/ it add the comment symbol at column 0. Uncommented: print("test") Commented: # print("test") Is it possible to instead configure ...
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delete column in TextWrangler (too large data - Option key and drag is not an option)

I have a question regarding TextWrangler. I need to delete a column, but my data is so large that it is impossible to just hold down the Option key and then drag to make a rectangular selection (it ...
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Column selection in TextWrangler with keyboard only

I am aware that I can select a column (or block, or rectangle) of text in TextWrangler with Alt+mouse drag or Shift+Alt+ mouse click. Both of these actions require the use of mouse. I'd like to know ...
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How to view Unicode characters Paragraph Separator and Line Separator in Notepad++?

How can I see Unicode characters Paragraph Separator and Line Separator in Notepad++? If I select View - Show Symbol - Show All Characters, I still can't see these two characters. For example in ...
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Searching across multiple documents for common words

I have the lyrics to a song. (.txt) I also have lyrics to 50 other songs. I'm looking for a way to analyse/search those 50 song lyrics with the lyrics to the first song, and find which one of the ...
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How can I use a text editor other than Vim with Git?

I hate Vim, but it seems to be the only program that correctly saves the file and executes a rebase interactive. Is there any way to use a different editor. I'd prefer to use a GUI, like Text ...
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Understanding the scope and lifetime of environment variables in shell scripting

I'm pulling my hair out trying to understand shell scripting and passing environment variables, and what not. I'm trying to execute a PHP script from TextWrangler, that in it's turn opens a new PHP ...
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How can I use a different SSH port on TextWrangler?

I want to use a different port number for connecting to a remote server via SSH on TextWrangler on Mac OS X. How can I do that?
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Textwrangler - “Untitled text n” persistent increase?

This is mostly an aesthetic issue for me, it has little functional impact. Since the latest TextWrangler update (4.5.3), the new doc title's number seems to be incrementing persistently. Even after ...
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remove duplicate values in a text file

I have a tab delimnated text file showing a comparison. like this: A B C D A 1 2 3 4 B 2 1 4 3 C 3 4 1 2 D 4 3 2 1 But I need to work with the data ...
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Textwrangler follows current space on mac

My textwrangler will follow me wherever I am, whichever space I'm active in. Is there a way to turn this off?
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How do I specify that a tab be four space characters in Text Wrangler?

I tried to specify a tab to be four spaces in Text Wrangler by checking "Preferences" -> "Editor Defaults" -> "Auto-expand tabs." However, tabs still comprise of tab characters with each tab having ...
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TextWrangler show Folder path

I'm new into TextWrangler. I'd like to let view a sidebar like on the following picture. (Which shows the folder path with included documents) Without knowing the name of this item, I don't know how ...
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Opening a file from Terminal to a new window of TextWrangler

I'm able to open a file form Terminal with open -b com.barebones.textwrangler whicheverfile The problem is if any window of Textwrangler window is already is open, this file is open in that window. ...
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how to prevent TextWrangler to highlight syntax on .txt files?

TextWrangler highlights syntax on my .txt files, how can I disable this? It becomes really annoying when typing an apostrophe.
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How do I open files from the command line in Mac

I'm following a video tutorial where the author (who uses textmate) can open files by using "mate". for example mate .git/config will open this config file I'm using textwrangler however so I don't ...
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How to merge 2 columns to one in TextMate?

Anyone knows how would one merge such list as item 1 item 2 item 3 item 4 to item 1 item 2 item 3 item 4 in TextMate or TextWrangler?
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Open With TextWrangler for all files

How do I configure TextWrangler and Mac OS X, so that TextWrangler appears in "Open With…" submenu for all files, not just the text files (and other file types explicitly supported by TextWrangler)? ...
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How to get rid of right-click menu “new TextWrangler document with selection” on Mac

I installed TextWrangler. Then I did not want it anymore and moved the app to the Trash. But the right click menu remained. I cannot figure out how to remove it.
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How can I cut a line in TextWrangler?

Trying out TextWrangler since my TextMate trial is about to expire and I'm not sure it's worth the cash to keep using it. The main thing I'm missing is the ability to cut the entire line that the ...
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textwrangler: how can I run without opening files?

TextWrangler has always worked great, but now it's hanging everytime I open it. I suspect one of the files it's trying to open causes a problem. Is there a way to run it without opening any files?
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TextWrangler: hotkeys to move line up/down

In Eclipse you can press ALT-(arrows) to move a line up or down. Has anyone discovered these hotkey features in TextWrangler?
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How does one open multiple tabs in TextWrangler?

No, I'm not bluffing. I really can't figure this out. The setup: I went to File -> Open, and then selected a directory rather than a file. As expected, a directory tree opened on the left side of ...
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Splitting a large txt file every 100 lines and including the original header (on a Mac)

I am looking for a tool or script (Textwrangler or Terminal) that can split a larger text file every 100 lines counting from line 5 (the first 4 are header lines) and output individual .txt files ...
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TextWrangler macro for changing buffer?

I'm using TextWrangler as my main editor and am looking for a macro command that can change the buffer I'm working on. It's really annoying having to touch the mouse each time I need to change file.
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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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How to delete all lines which contain a word with TextWrangler?

I have a giant file with thousands of lines, I want to delete only the lines which have the word "Foo" in them. How would I go about doing this? I'm on a Mac, so I could use some command line ...
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In TextWrangler for Mac OS X, how to change the selected text to lowercase using a keyboard shortcut?

I know how to use the menu to change case, but I want it to be a keyboard shortcut. Other text editor have this feature but I would prefer to stick with TextWrangler. Does one already exist or is ...