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Need Software to compare two text files [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: File and directory comparison tool? Is there any software available on Ubuntu12.04 to compare two gedit text files for the differences between them. I have two CSS text ...
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Gedit drag and drop code

I am using Gedit(3.4.1) and use it to edit my website with it. and usually when i change/remove/edit my website, i have to change all of my html pages to make it look the same, layout wise and, right ...
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Cannot open Gedit display on Ubuntu Server 12.04

I just installed Ubuntu Server 12.04 32 bit. I need to perform the following command in a terminal window: sudo gedit /etc/samba/smb.conf First the gedit command did not work; therefore, I did: ...
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Running gedit in background

So I've got this working in a 10.04 ubuntu OS in bash where I can run: $ gedit app/file.rb bash opens that file with gedit but it is tied up. How can I make my earlier command equivalent to $ ...
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What package do I need to install to develop plugins for gedit?

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 with python 2.7.3 and PyGObject and I'd like to develop plugins for Gedit in python. I found a simple looking tutorial for this sort of thing here. According to the tutorial, I ...
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I have 2 different GEdits?

When I load GEdit, it is different from sudo GEdit. Normal GEdit gives me Gtk warnings in the console, and ithas a different look. When I install plugins on either version, it doesn't reflect on the ...
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gksudo 2 commands with one PW entry?

Before upgrading to 12.04 (from 10.04) I used this little launcher script: #!/bin/bash gksudo nautilus /var/www/DFDII & sleep 5; gksudo gedit /var/www/DFDII/iindex.php This script opened ...
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gedit “cannot open display” , on remote computer , using ssh - Ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I run a graphical application on a remote server when logged in through ssh? I am getting the following error message when using ssh to log into a remote ...
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How can I set xdotool and gedit to open a document and save it twice?

I need assistance in creating a script that does the following: Open Gedit Open a document with Gedit Save the document twice Close Gedit I was wondering how can I make it happen with Gedit and ...
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How To run Gedit and Subl commands in the background?

If I use Gedit or Subl (sublime text) commands in the terminal to open a file, I can't do anything else in the terminal until I close the text editor. How can I fix this?
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How do I edit the autosave interval of gedit?

Can you people tell me how to edit gedit, please? I want to change the autosave feature so that it saves every 1 second, I was able to investigate further that I needed gconf-editor so I installed it ...
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How do you use the Commander plugin in gedit?

This plugin is available from gedit-plugins package. Other than what its name and short description are, there are no other helpful info about the plugin usage. Does anyone know how to use this ...
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Increase or View all Stored History in Gedit

I would like to be able to see the last ~200 files opened in Gedit. I was able to increase the number it shows to 40 using this command: gconftool-2 --type int --set ...
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How do I run a graphical application on a remote server when logged in through ssh?

I am trying to run gedit from an SSH terminal on Windows, connected to an Amazon EC2 instance running Ubuntu 12.04 Server and I am getting this error: Cannot open display: How do I fix it?
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How to display Chinese character?

I have a csv file which contains English and Chinese words, in XP I could open it with Notepad++ and it displayed both without problem, but when I went to Ubuntu 12.04 using gedit, it showed Chinese ...
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Can Gedit also backup files like “Untitled Document 1”?

GEdit can make backups of files that have already been saved once. But can it make backups of files that I have just created, and not saved yet? Those files are typically shown as "Untitled Document ...
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Install Regex plugin for Gedit

I am using Ubuntu 12.04.I want to install Regex Search and Replace plugin for Gedit.So can some one please tell me where can I get it and install it.Any help and suggestions will be highly ...
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Why does sudo gedit NOT open files starting with Exclamation mark

When trying to open a file with sudo gedit /path/to/file with a file name starting with a ! in front eg !config.ini i can not open the file. However if i do sudo nautilus then open the file with gedit ...
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Prevent SyncTeX from opening new instance Evince?

I'm using the SyncTeX plugin in gedit and it seems that ctrl-clicking in gedit (forward-searching) opens up a new instance of Evince even if there was already an instance open. Is there a way to ...
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Why doesn't my gedit(ubuntu 12) have an edit button

Hello I'm pretty newbie with linux os, and I have decidet i want to word on gedit with some addons and etc for develop ruby on rails sites. the problem is my gedit has no edit button and i swere i ...
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Unable to run gedit as a different user

I login as user 'foo' and if I am able to run gedit and edit files in my Ubuntu 12.04 machine with a DISPLAY setting as :0 If I "su - bar" and then try to edit files, I get a no protocol specified ...
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“Unexpected error: Invalid byte sequence in conversion input” in gedit

I have a text file. I created the content of the text file by copying from some webpage into it. During the creation, I was completely under gedit. I then saved the file and exited gedit. But since ...
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Code folding plug-in for gedit 3.2.1?

I need the code folding property in gedit, and I found online a folding.gedit-plugin online, but it never works. My gedit is of version 3.2.1, and it is said that the plugin folding.gedit-plugin was ...
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Embedding a back and forward arrows, home button, and download manager in a quickly application

I have downloaded a set of icons to use for my web browser that I'm creating and would like to use. I know how to add the icons, but I only know the code for the refresh button. My question is what is ...
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cannot get the gedit autotab plugin to work

If you are trying to write python code inside of gedit, you probably want auto-tabbing. Meaning suppose you are writing a method, you type something like: def foo(): Then hit enter. The cursor goes ...
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Gedit Embedded Terminal Uses Incorrect Palette

I've followed the advice to turn off "use-theme-colors" and also set a custom background color in my embedded gedit terminal. But somehow, the palette setting is ignored and colors show as only black ...
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Gedit problem cpp file is not created

When i open terminal I type Mkdir name of folder Cd name of folder When I write gedit x.cpp the cpp file is not created and the file doesn't open to write the code Any ideas why this happens? I even ...
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Gedit embeded terminal showing both background and foreground in white color

I am using Ubuntu 12.04.I am using Gedit with one of the plugin called Embeded Terminal which is used to place the terminal attached at the bottom part of the Gedit.Now my problem is in that embeded ...
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Are there any Gedit plugins for Rails

I have watched some video tutorials for rails and spotted gedit as very good editor for ruby on rails development. I installed gmate and some plugins for programming (autocomplete and intelligent ...
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Finding the gedit plugin folder

I am a bit confused as to where I should put externally downloaded plugins. I have tried putting them in: /usr/share/gedit/plugins ~/. Local/gedit/plugins ~/. Gnome2/gedit/plugins ...
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Permission to change a text file

After having bought the latest Humble Bundle, I am finding Limbo not to perform greatly. The advice on the F&Q site is Q: Limbo does not perform as well as I hoped for A: In the ...
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Gedit clears contents of clipboard on exit - how to keep it?

Use case: I'm writing an email, and need a snippet from a text file. Open the file in Gedit (or Kate, for that matter) and copy the desired snippet. Close text editor, return to email. Paste snippet ...
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How do I install gedit without Zeitgeist?

I do not like this zeitgeist thingy. Because it is neither possible to (easily) configure it to shut up, nor is it possible to (easily) remove it without breaking other things. Unfortunately, the ...
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How can I install TextWrap plugin in Gedit?

I followed a guide to install Text Wrap in Gedit. Tried to get standard error feedback by starting from a terminal. But couldn't get it installed. Would there be a problem with 12.04 having gone ...
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How can I install gedit-latex-plugin without installing the rest of TeX?

After installing ubuntu 12.04 Gedit has gotten much better (faster), and I'm considering using it for LaTeX. I have installed TeXLive 2011 via their own installation script (Ubuntu repositories only ...
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gedit open everything in tabs [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to avoid opening duplicate files in new windows in gedit? How can i make gedit to open every file in tabs. i edit a lot of files(.html/.php/.sh/./.desktop etc... ...
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Gedit Shortcuts stopped working

Suddenly the Gedit shortcuts stopped working. For example, Ctrl+F, instead of finding a string makes the cursor to the next character. Ctrl+H now has the same functionality as backspace. I tried ...
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Gedit tries to open everything!

I am having a huge problem. Whenever i try to open a file gedit tries to open it. For example I download something with firefox, i click on the file to open it and gedit opens! Even in when I want to ...
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Gedit causes OS crash

I'm running 12.04 on a Dell desktop (that originally came with just 10.04 installed), and when I try to drag a Gedit tab from one window to another, the entire system freezes, solvable only with a ...
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`gedit` assertion failure `GTK_IS_TREE_SELECTION (selection)`

I am seeing assertion failures in gedit on a fairly fresh install of Precise. This does not happen on every invocation of gedit but only if I Edit > Preferences. The assertion failure happens ...
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How do you get permission to save rcS after setting UTC=no?

I am a first time user of Ubuntu. I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 dual boot with Windows. Ubuntu is screwing up the Windows clock. I looked this up and found the following lines to use: gedit ...
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Set gedit to format Java and C# code [closed]

I found this link http://live.gnome.org/Gedit/ExternalToolsPluginCommands#Source_Code_Automatic_Formatter where I was suppose to get a command for astyle to make gedit format Java or C# code. However, ...
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Gedit stating that its unable to retrieve file info even though it works

While this isn't causing any serious issues (that I've seen so far), it is aggravating me because its taking over the terminal window that I was working on with the warning: (gedit:3288): ...
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Terminal (plugin) does not work inside Gedit (Ubuntu 12.04) [closed]

After installing the gedit plugins and activating the Terminal plugin through the Preferences command, I noticed that entering commands inside the terminal is impossible! The terminal is inactive and ...
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Dash doesn't launch Gedit at the first try

I'm curious to find out what's going on here. Push the [windows] key --> Dash pops up. Type 'ge' --> 'Text editor' appears. [Enter] --> Nothing happens. With any other program, it launches the ...
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Text editor playing hide and seek

When ever I minimise or Alt+TAB from the text editor Gedit, it disappears from Unity and from alt tabbing. I can open a new instance of it from the menu, but all previous work is lost. How can I fix ...
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Executing “unicode” Python script from Gedit vs Terminal

As can be seen from screenshot, same script run from Terminal and Gedit behaves differently - in terminal script executes succesfully and in Gedit it raises error: But if I change python in Gedit ...
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Is my gedit-latex-plugin working properly?

I have installed gedit-latex-plugin(0.2 rc3) to be used with gedit(2.30.3) in ubuntu 10.04. If I use the command gedit file.tex& in terminal the file is opened and it seems everything works fine ...
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How do I encrypt/decrypt file within gedit?

In the previous version of Ubuntu (eg: maverick, natty), I used to do a: sudo apt-get install gedit-plugins seahorse to have the ability to encrypt/decrypt file within Gedit after enabling the ...
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Hide debug information when running apps from the command line [closed]

Most of the time running a gtk application from the command line it starts dumping debug information to the stdout even though I put them in background. Example: ~$ gedit test.html # and ctrl+z to ...