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Switching text editors to get better stuff

I am not sure I am entirely happy with leafpad as a text editor on my Lubuntu box. Question: Could I just purge leafpad from the system and install gedit instead? Seems to me that gedit won't have ...
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How to install Sublime Text 2.0.2 on Ubuntu 14.10 [duplicate]

I have the latest version of sublime text → Sublime Text 2.0.2 x64.tar How can I install it on ubuntu 14.10 ? Thank you.
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Getting “permission denied” when trying to edit a plugin for Gedit [duplicate]

I've tried everything that I know, which admittedly is not a lot. The problem is that I can't use the plug-ins in Gedit because the loader is set to "python 3". I read an answer where all one has to ...
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Vim - Add a character to X next lines

I would like to add a # to the beginning of the 15 next lines (to comment everything). I know how to do it for 1 line : i -> #. My second question would be the opposite, how to delete the first ...
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Text editor with tabs and syntax highlighting? Gedit alternative? [closed]

As the question states, gedit has a few annoying bugs (cursor disappears, etc). I just need tabs, syntax highlighting, and line numbers. I will use it mostly for programming. I am using Lubuntu. ...
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Is there a simple text editor (like gedit) with options to make text bold?

I want a simple text editor (much like WordPad) for creating task lists. The problem with gedit is that there are no plugins for formatting options. On the other hand, Bluefish and Sublime are much ...
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Can ghex show raw hex bytes on /dev/sdb?

I wanted to look into raw bytes in my /dev/sdb, so I called the ghex like this: sudo ghex /dev/sdb& and got an empty window plus errors in the command line window: (ghex:4871): Gtk-CRITICAL ...
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What text editor for Linux has the following features?

I have a text editor - Textpad - on a windows machine and it's a powerful text editor with very useful features, but it has no Linux port. I was just wondering if I could find an equivalent that I ...
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Minimal terminal editor alternative to vi and nano

What terminal/console mode alternatives to vi/vim and nano are available? I am looking for minimal, good looking and friendly text mode editor for complete newbies with PC. I remember I've seen ...
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Centre, left and right align text in GIMP

I am running Ubuntu 14.10, and GIMP 2.8. And I was wondering if there is any way of left aligning, right aligning, or centring text in GIMP? As this would be something very useful and is included in ...
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No editors installed to fix sources list

I 'm in Ubuntu 12.04 but I'm using it with crouton in a Chromebook, the terminal emulator it uses is UXTerm but it seems that it doesn't have any editor installed - gedit, nano and pico are all ...
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Slap Editor Installation problem, (sudo: npm: command not found) [duplicate]

I'm installing Slap Editor on Ubuntu 14.04 and when I type sudo npm install -g slap its giving me the error sudo: npm: command not found . the node version on my system is 0.10.33 and the npm version ...
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Name of applications in a text file [duplicate]

Is there a way to get the names of all the applications installed in my system to a .txt file, so that on re-installation of the system i will get reminded of the applications i need immediately?
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sudo geany throws fatal error [duplicate]

I really like the Geany text editor, and would like to use it instead of gedit for all text editing. However, every time I try to launch Geany from the terminal using sudo geany file.conf, I get this ...
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How to edit the interval of autosave feature on gedit?

Can anyone tell me how to change the autosave feature so that it saves in intervals of less than 1 minute?
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can't toggle frames in Emacs Full-screen framemove.el

I am using framemove.el and have the default setup. holding the meta key and pressing left or right arrow will switch from one frame to another. It works when the frames are not full screen, but when ...
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Should I use sublime text editor for Web Development in Ubuntu or is there some better editors? [closed]

I want to do some Web Development. I used to have sublime text editor in Windows. Now that i have switched to Ubuntu 14.04.01, I was wondering which is the best test editor to use for easily creating ...
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How can I make a script for opening a predefined set of .txt files on gedit at startup?

Unfortunately as of late a lot of gedit plugins have stopped working for me, including the session saver. I wanted to find an easy solution to this problem and then it came to me that I can just ...
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Gedit .LOG feature

In MS Notepad I can create a file like this: .LOG I updated function xyz(), line 32 today. save it, and when I open it: .LOG I updated function xyz(), line 32 today. 25-10-14 8:04:56 How can ...
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Text editor with multi-pattern search and replace at once?

I'm looking for a GUI text editor that is capable of doing a multiple-pattern search and replace all at once. If the source would be a text file, it can be done in command line mode with sed, but the ...
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A terminal based markdown editor that supports shortcuts

I am looking for a terminal based markdown editor which support shortcut keys like ctrl+b which will output **enter bold text here** or something like that to the markdown file. Same way for italics, ...
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How to install the Jason plugin for jEdit?

I am a newbie in Ubuntu (14.04) so I am very appreciative if you can guide me how to install Jason as a plugin of jEdit. Jason installation homepage. jEdit plugin installation instructions. The ...
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Why ubuntu has vi , emacs ,nano with os default?

I am new to ubuntu ..So basically an OS has an app for a purpose.. But ubuntu has three basic text-editors..like nano, vi, emacs ... So what is the reason for that? and what are the advantages and ...
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Haroopad - Selective Coulombs

Is it possible to set only some text to be displayed as a two coulombs in Haroopad? eg. pg 2-5 only in a 9 pg document.
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Comment text selection in Mousepad text editor?

Is there a keyboard shortcut, or a command, that I can use to comment a selection spanning multiple lines in Mousepad? This is language dependent, since comments in different programming languages ...
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Does vim/vi/nano/etc lock files from being written to?

Pretty much as the title suggests, my colleague asserts that using a text editor instead of a parser (such as less) locks the file and in the case of logfiles makes it such that the logfile cannot be ...
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Where is the Vimtutor located [duplicate]

Where is this text tutor? I keep finding references to it but only get an empty document when I run it.
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Gedit crashes due to highlight mode

I recently started to have a problem with gedit in Ubuntu. If I try to open a file where the metadata selects a highlight mode, it crashes. I can open files in plain text, but if I try to select a ...
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Switch text direction in GEdit

I want GEdit to show all paragraphs in right-to-left view. I know that it renders paragraphs starting with rtl characters correctly. But I need paragraphs starting with ltr characters also shown as ...
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Text editor that updates file without prompting

Is there any console- or window-based text editor that automatically reloads file changed on disk without prompting anything?
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Opening .int files in ubuntu

I recently moved to ubuntu 14.04.1 from windows 8.1. I am part of a translating crew, and ı translate a game now i have the files as .int at windows ı was using notepad++ in ubuntu ı tried some ...
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What editor provides highlighted and clickable hyperlinks? (similar to Notepad++)

I have about a 1000 links in my txt file and I don't want to copy paste them in my browser. So I am looking for a text editor that highlights URLs and makes them clickable.Please note that I am ...
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Sublime text 2 unity launcher opens sublime.desktop

I have looked on various places but cannot find any answer to my problem. Here it is : I installed Sublime text 2 following this tutorial : ...
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How to delete selected text in nano editor? [duplicate]

How do I delete selected text in the nano editor? I came across this issue while needing to delete the virtual host file and replace its content completely by other content. But the problem is that I ...
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How to transform Vim configuration into Emacs one?

I need to setup Emacs editor by preparing the ~/.emacs configuration file. I have been using Vim for years and now I want to switch to Emacs for various reasons that are out of scope of this post. To ...
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Add notes on Geany

I have a code to which I do not like to add my comments and notes. But I need the ability to add my notes on that. So is there any thing to do that on Geany or do you need any another editor to do ...
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go on the line where a variable define on any editor

Is there any add-on or ability on geany or any known linux editor for this purpose : when you click on one variable . The mouse coursor goes to when it initialize. My code is c language. what I am ...
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What are the differences between vim.basic and vim.tiny? [duplicate]

My favorite editor is Vim, so I decided to change the default editor of my ubuntu installation with the following command: sudo update-alternatives --config editor A prompt (with listed options) ...
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How to change font of code in PyCharm?

PyCharm Community Edition 3.1.3 on Ubuntu Gnome 14.04. Can't find where to change the font of code in PyCharm. File > Settings > Editor > Colors & Fonts > Font > Editor Font is ...
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Force mousepad to block terminal

I'm using mousepad as my default editor. However, recently mousepad does not block the terminal when it has been called up from there. How can I restore this behavior?
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Sublime Text interface looks blurred

Suddenly my Sublime Text editor started to looks blurred. The screenshot talks by itself. No other program fails like this, just Sublime Text. Someone recognizes this painful behavior?
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Using the Evolution with an external editor?

I seek for using LibreOffice Writer or a similar tool as a mail composer and reader in the Evolution. In Windows Outlook I have used Microsoft Word directly for writing mails. Evolution default ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 gedit error

When I use gedit from the command line in Ubuntu 14.04, after saving a file and exiting gedit I get this: (gedit:6048): Gtk-WARNING **: Calling Inhibit failed: ...
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Text editor for developers

What's the text editor that appears in the photo on the "Ubuntu for Developers" presentation on the Ubuntu website?
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More modern or more conventional version of Emacs

Is there a more modern or more conventional version of Emacs? I'm thinking something like Aquamacs from Mac OS X. I'd like the standard conventional keyboard shortcuts found in common programs to ...
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Gedit text editor is not opening properly in ubuntu 12.04

G edit text editor is not opening properly in Ubuntu 12.04. When i press Alt+tab it shows in the list but does not shows when i click it. It works fine for some time after that it doesn't work. I am ...
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Encoding problem with .bib-file in text-editor

I have create a .bib-file, using the default Ubuntu Text Editor. When I tried to open it some time later the characters are all messed up. In the topbar I get the following message: The file you ...
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assign geany or gedit highlight to text

Is there any way to assign geany highlight to text. For example when I pass a programming code to geany. Functions color is red. The thing which I am looking for is assingning these color to text. For ...
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how to start developing more cleaner editor's gui interface?

I'm using Ubuntu since one year and it got everything I need daily. I've written couple of applications like gps tracking and live video streaming in C++ with netbeans on Ubuntu. The only drawback ...
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Extracting Information from text file

I have a following scenario to do in a text file. I have a large text file which gets generated from my server and includes the following information. a)Lots of garbage data in ASCII with some ip ...