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gedit + sshfs won't save (vi saves fine!)

I mounted a remote directory using sshfs and I can't save files using gedit, while saving same file using vi works. Changin permission to o-r (640) allows gedit to save files OK. Is there a way to ...
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How to stop Gedit, Gvim, Vim, Nano from adding End-of-File newline char?

Sometimes I want the last line of a text file to be a simple string of text with no newline character appended: ...eg. to concatenate another file to it. Several editors automatically modify my ...
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When creating a new text file, should I add a .txt extension to its name?

When I create a new document aimed at containing only plain text, I am not obliged by Ubuntu to add a .txt extension to its name. It works indeed very well: gedit opens it without problem, ...
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Synaptic remove “gedit” wants to remove “ubuntu-desktop”. How can I reinstall “gedit”?

I want to make a clean start with gedit; ie. remove all customization. Synaptic Package Manager, indicated that ubuntu-desktop would also be removed! Well, that sounded to be a bit on the ...
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Is there a gedit plugin that adds search features?

I'm hoping to add search and replace within selection and search within files. Having a search option in the context menu would also be handy.
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gedit can't recognize character encoding, but gvim can

I have a lot of plain text files which come from a Windows environment. Many of them use a whacky default Windows code-page, which is neither ASCII (7 bits) nor UTF-8. gvim has no problem opening ...
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gedit plugin development in C

I'm Interesting to write gedit-plugins in C I've checked that http://live.gnome.org/Gedit/NewMDIPluginHowTo but i find it not good to start How can I get another informations about writing gedit ...
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Automatically indenting text that wraps to the next line in Gedit

I have a problem where text that wraps around to the next line is not indented so that it is aligned with the start of the upper line, and I end up with paragraphs of text identical to ...
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Is there a way to launch gedit in fullscreen mode?

Is there a command I can run to launch gedit in fullscreen mode?
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Is there code folding for gedit?

Does anyone know about a way to get code folding in gedit, I've found this plugin in google code, but looks like dead and doesn't work with the latest gedit. Any idea is wellcome
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Changing the colour of 'string' in Gedit when typing C++

I'm using Gedit to write C++ code, and have applied my custom syntax colour scheme which works (and looks) great with the exception of the string type, which, for both my custom style and the various ...
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True column-mode (block-selection and editing) text editor solution?

In windows, I used to use a text editor called crimson editor which featured the best column-mode editing support I have yet to use. When enabled via a simple Alt-C shortcut, selections could be made ...
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Support for various features in gedit

I'm trying to use gedit as my main editor, and am looking for help with some tricky features. For each of the following, can people help me out with how to install and configure the feature? code ...
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Is there Split Pane support in Gedit?

I know some other text editors like Notepad++ enable split pane to edit to files side by side. Is there any way I can add this functionality to Gedit?