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sftp bookmarks - programs to open remote sftp files

I'm using Ubuntu 15.10 64 bit. In Nautilus there are some sftp bookmarks to connecting to a remote server. My editor installed are Gedit, Leafpad and LibreOffice. The problem is that to open a simple ...
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Would it be possible to save gedit backup files in a “specific” Folder?

Based on this Question I would like to know if it would be possible (and if so how) to save these auto-saved backup files into a specific or different folder. As I'm using git as a revision control ...
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Deactivate anti-aliasing only in Gedit

With unity-tweak-tool I've turned off anti-aliasing so that "bitmap" fonts in Gedit look nice. But then the whole desktop will look awful. My current solution is to simply set a bitmap font as ...
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recently-used.xbel is empty and entries are never added

I'm on a fairly new install of 15.10 and I noticed in gedit that I have no list of recently opened files. "~/.local/share/recently-used.xbel" is there and writable but the contents are the following: ...
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Can't change gedit preferences and terminal preferences don't save

I'm new to Ubuntu and Linux in general. I've just started using it for one of my college courses and instead of having all of us install Linux on our machines they had us install a virtual machine ...
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How do I copy web clipping as Markdown?

I copy a HTML text, for instance, the first paragraph excepting from Wikipedia: Dominating set. and then paste it to gedit. The expected results are: In [graph ...
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How to debug c programs by gedit?

Is it possible to debug our programs written in c by gedit text editor ? If not, how can i do it ?
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How to activate the RabbitVCS plugin for GEdit?

I have installed RabbitVCS and its various extension on system with Ubuntu 14.04: $ dpkg -l | grep rabbitvcs ii nemo-rabbitvcs 2.8.0-1~webupd8~trusty ...
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Gtk-WARNING from gedit

Is my gedit or ubuntu installation to blame for these warnings? If so, what is the repair procedure? gedit:14294): Gtk-WARNING **: GtkScrolledWindow 0x13c2880 is mapped but visible child ...
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Plugins not showing up at after placing files in gedit directory

I'm trying to add a plug-in on gedit to help me develop to html. I downloaded this one and followed the instructions for installing. After placed the files at /usr/share/gedit/plugins I noticed that ...
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GLib-GIO-ERROR: org.gnome.gedit.plugins.time

Upon starting gedit on my Ubuntu-14.04, I see the following error: (gedit:3173): GLib-GIO-ERROR **: Settings schema 'org.gnome.gedit.plugins.time' is not installed I tried the answer of Gedit ...
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How to undo changes in .profile?

I changed my ~/.profile and now I can't login. I'm new to Linux and I was trying to add adb/fastboot (android development tools) to my PATH by editing PATH in .profile. I had done a different method ...
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Gedit showing preferences option in edit menu only when I open gedit using sudo gedit

Gedit preferences option is not displayed when I open a text file by double-clicking. However, when I open gedit by using sudo gedit command from terminal, preferences option will be displayed. But, ...
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sudo gedit /etc/etter.conf shows empty file

when I open (etter.conf) to make some changes using the command : sudo gedit /etc/etter.con I got an empty file
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Is it possible to run GUI programs without a desktop installed?

I'm using crouton which enables me to run 14.04 on my Chromebook. I opted to not install a desktop to save disk space so used the cli-extra target when installing: sudo sh ~/Downloads/crouton -r ...
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Critical failure on a clean 14.04.3 while using `gedit`

On a clean installation of 14.04.3 plus more than 300MB of updates to 2016 January 2 is the following file: brian@dell:~/Documents$ ls -lat SystemRestorationNotes.txt -rw-rw-r-- 1 brian brian ...
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incorrect ownership problem [closed]

I used sudo gedit before I learned that I am supposed to use gksudo gedit. The side effect of this error is that some files change ownership. There seem to be 3 candidates in this screenshot that may ...
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Open a file with gedit over ssh

I am trying to display a file with gedit, from my home, when connected to ssh in a machine of my uni. However, something is wrong with permissions. gsamaras@gsamaras:~$ ssh -X user@machine.gr ...
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What's a text editor for Linux that can compile and run without the use of Terminal? [duplicate]

I'm looking for a text editor that can compile and run .java files directly, without having to use javac filename.java and java filename. Something similar would be Textpad for Windows, which uses ...
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Gedit shows warning messages after launching [duplicate]

I keep getting this a long list of warning messages after launching gedit through the terminal. Example: When I type gedit in the terminal, the output is similar to this: (gedit:8369): ...
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gedit `Comment Code` plugin installed but not working

I seem to have no trouble installing gedit plugins, and in general gedit seems to be working OK. It also seems like the plugins got installed (at least to some degree) because the Comment code and ...
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How to open the same file twice in gedit?

On Windows most document editing applications have a Window/New window menu item to get more views on the same document. Is it possible to do the same, somehow in gedit? It seems gedit is trying as ...
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Piping Terminal command to Gedit for further editing [duplicate]

I have a complex command in my terminal window which I would like to edit further e. g. echo "This is a complex command I want to edit in an editor" How can I pipe this line of code - not the ...
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My text is being automatically highlighted

Wherever I am typing on Gedit, my text is being automatically highlighted. For example when I type in anything the previous word is highlighted. Is there a way to change this? At line 22 it just ...
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Wordpress installation hiccup

I am an Ubuntu newbie attempting a wordpress install for a school project, and all was going well until I tried to use gedit to change the wp-config-sample.php My issue is when I navigate in ...
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how to make gedit an ide?

I just wanna do all my coding stuff at one place. so I am interested to make my gedit a universal IDE. It should support at least C, C++, Java, Python, JavaScript and Markup Language. Thanks
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How to select text from random position to the first or last character in gedit?

Assuming that this feature is implemented in such an advanced text editor like gedit I want to jump from a line x with 0 < x < [# lines] and a column position y with 0 <= y <= [length of ...
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I can not do that because org->gnome->gedit does not exist in dconfChange the background color of the embedded terminal in gedit [duplicate]

The embedded terminal in gedit has a white background and I would like to change it to black as it is in the teminal. I have tried this suggestion but, the gedit key org->gnome->gedit does not exist ...
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gedit: Mark region by searching

How can I mark a region in gedit by searching? Example: |abc abc abc abc abc ffffff abc abc The cursor is at the beginning (| char). I want to mark the area from the current cursor position until ...
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Unable to change pallette settings in dconf gedit terminal

I followed the thread to fix the gedit white terminal issue. How to change Gedit embeded terminal plugin colors? I'm stuck because I cannot change or delete the pallette setting in dconf. This is ...
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Gedit show text from terminal output colored

I run a script in terminal and the output printed in the terminal I also save in a text file. How can I display that text in Gedit colored similar to what I can see in the terminal? I thought there ...
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Editor to open binary files?

I have a binary file called qkey - when I try to open it with gedit, I get an error telling me that the file is in an unknown format. Is this due to possible encryption? (it is a game stats file ...
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Copy string to clipboard and display into output window simultaeneously

I am working in Ubuntu 14.04 and using Gedit. Now I have below code(running from "External Tools" menu in Gedit) to get Gedit currently opened document's path to clipboard. echo -n ...
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Can't display images on localhost

I installed Apache2, MySQL, and PHP on Ubuntu. After creating my test.php file I can't see the pictures on this file. Also, I can't save files or images directly in the /var/www/html folder. I have ...
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Nautilus - When I select to open with gEdit, settings aren't saved

A few days ago I decided to activate the option to run scripts in Nautilus by double clicking on it. But I also edit some a lot so whenever I want to edit them, I have to right click them, hover my ...
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How To Create And Customize Shortcut Keys In Gedit 3.10.4

Is there a way to customize shortcut keys in Gedit 3.10.4. I know there is a ~/.config/gedit/accels but modifying it does not seem to work.
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gedit - cannot open display

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and for installing Hadoop I created hadoop user as hduser. When I try to open ~/.bashrc using gedit am getting an error as follows, hduser@arul-java ~ $ gedit ~/.bashrc ...
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How to make gedit status bar show replace results count for longer time?

After you search and replace text in gedit, the count of replaced items is displayed at the bottom of the gedit window, in the status bar: Found and replaced X occurrences This information is ...
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How to install the latest version of gedit?

I want to report a bug report for gedit. Before reporting I want to install the latest version. I downloaded the source and configure fails like this: No package 'libxml-2.0' found Requested ...
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Gedit: Search next match … usability

Searching the next match with gedit makes me crazy. I press Ctrl+F The search input box opens I enter foo There is a match for foo. Nice Up to now everything is sane I want to search the next match ...
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Open html file with gedit from Unity Dash (Files lens)

I search a html file wit super-f. The file was found and Ubuntu displays these choices: open folder open file email file The above items where translated from german back to english. If I chosse ...
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Gedit plugins not working after upgrading from version 12.04 to 14.04

Some Gedit plugins (for example codecomment) are not working after upgrading from version 12.04 to 14.04. When I go in Preferences->Plugins and check the box of one of those plugins, I get a message ...
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gedit flashes on ubuntu

I am having a problem every time I try to open gedit. The txt file opens and starts to flash. I cannot control it and I cannot see the content of the txt document. The only way out is to press Alt + ...
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When I open gedit from terminal, I am unable to use terminal for anything else until I close gedit. Why? [duplicate]

I am VERY new to the world of Linux. I'm running Ubuntu 15.04 on a Lenovo laptop. My terminal emulator is Gnome Terminal. I know a few things. Let's say I type cd ...
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gedit: search and replace with regular expressions

I want to replace this with gedit: 1299465 | 2003415 | 2015-09-06 05:35:34.59662+02 1299449 | 2009400 | 2015-09-06 05:35:32.301683+02 1299450 | 2008465 | 2015-09-06 05:35:32.451393+02 1299457 ...
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Why is my shell script not executing? [closed]

I executed it in terminal using: sh script.sh And I get this error: sh: 0 can't open script.sh
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Not able to type an letters in Gedit

I am not able to type letters into Gedit, this is what I get when I try:
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Spikes in CPU usage while using Gedit in Lubuntu from ibus-daemon and ibus-x11

I am running Lubuntu 14.04 all up to date and I have started noticing every now and then my CPU is spiking I managed to catch it in a top as shown below: top - 18:12:17 up 3:40, 5 users, load ...
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How to enter a tab charater in gedit if replacement with spaces is set up?

Some programs require tab characters to work, e.g. make requires tabs in Makefiles. If gedit is configured to replace tabs with spaces, it's painful to change the settings every time or copy a ...
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Why does gedit require restart to change color scheme to a custom xml?

I created a custom color theme by copying, renaming, and editing cobalt.xml in /usr/share/gtksourceview-3.0/styles. When I tried to add this theme via Edit > Preferences, Fonts & Colors tab, ...