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How do I run R programs from Sublime text 2 in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS?

I have R programming environment in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. I also have Sublime Text 2 and I want to run R programs in it. I don't have any IDE like RStudio and even I dont want to use them as I am just a ...
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How do I edit the binary or hexadecimal data of a file in Ubuntu?

Disclaimer: This is not the same as What are some good GUI binary viewers/editors?. How do I edit the binary data of a file in a gedit like editor? Eg: 00001010101010010101 And how do I edit the ...
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Unity 3D will not open MonoDevelop

I installed Unity3d on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. It works, and I want to get started. So I make a C# script, and when I try to open it nothing happens. No error message, no anything. I just double click it or ...
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This font could not be displayed - (gedit)

i'm having problem with my text editor (gedit) on ubuntu 16.04. How to fix it? thanks.
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How to edit my /etc/sysctl.conf file? [duplicate]

In one of the labs for learning Linux system administrator I have to do : Now change the value by modifying /etc/sysctl.conf and force the system to activate this setting file without a reboot. ...
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sublime text 3 menu not showing

I have recently installed Ubuntu 16.04 and yesterday I've installed Sublime-text-3 text editor. But the main problem is Menu is not showing unless its opened in root mode,i.e sudo /opt/sublime_text/...
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Tool bar missing for text editor missing after installing 16.04

Tool bar, (title bar, menu bar) missing for text editor after installing 16.04. I found and entered this information: dconf reset -f /org/compiz/ setsid unity but I have to enter the information ...
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WARNING:root:could not open file '/etc/apt/sources.list.d/select-editr.list' on Ubuntu 16.04

The first time I ran sudo apt edit-sources it prompted me to choose an editor, I pressed Ctrl+c and tried to rerun. Now whenever I run a command that doesn't exist I get this error message: ~ $ a ...
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Gedit does not save preferences (Ubuntu 16.04)

I'm trying to use gedit to learn Python, but whenever I save a document, when I reopen it my preferences (i.e Tab width and Display line numbers) are not saved. I would also like to change the default ...
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Observing strange behavior for heavier text editor programs

I installed Atom, LightTable and Sublime because they're my favorite text editors. But all three of them are acting very strangely. First of all they're very slow , lagging when the window is moved ...
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Best Lite Text Editor for Linux [closed]

Recommend me good text editor for Linux like notepad++ in Windows. I want lite and fast .txt editor. I use notepad++ via wine but I prefer to use native Linux application.
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text processor texmacs for ubuntu 16 [duplicate]

I used to work with gnu texmacs in Ubuntu 12.04 It is an easy scientific text processor with a possibility to get a .tex text It does not appear in the list accessible through synaptic Do anyone ...
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16.04- new document (txt) created from right click menu doesn't show extension

After upgrading to Ubuntu 16.04, the new text files created from right-click menu (both desktop and Files) doesn't show it's extension (*.txt). How to rectify this? In the above image, the first ...
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Font size in XFTE (text editor)

I have to increase my XFTE text editor font size in my ubuntu 12.04 is it possible?
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Write edited contents of file to stdout

I need a visual text editor that can be used as follows - the example will not work but illustrates the point. gpg2 -d x.gpg | gedit -w - | gpg2 -e -o x.gpg This command will allow me to decrypt a ...
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transparent plain text writing program [duplicate]

Is there any way to make the text and the Gedit window transparent, in order to can see the window behind it? If the text is not possible to be transparent, maybe at least the rest of Gedit window? Is ...
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“git config --list” command not showing complete list, is the configuration incomplete?

I have installed git with command: sudo apt-get install git I even set the username and email in git config using this: $ git config --global user.name "John Doe" $ git config --global user.email ...
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gedit - wrap text with character boxes

I use gedit for pure text writing (I mean not coding). To highlight chapters in the text I wrap with "+" boxes likes: +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Title goes here +++++++++++++++++++++++++...
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Editing files on server through SSH

I'm working on a web application and all of it's files are on a linux server, which I am accessing through SSH. Is there a way to edit these files in a text editor other than vim or nano through SSH, ...
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Default [GUI] Text editor in Ubuntu, without touching defaults.list or setting default program for each individual file extension

While the question of how one can change the default text editor is one that got asked at least a couple of times around here, I am looking for an answer that respects the following restrictions: ...
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How to fix JavaScript with Brackets

I'm new to Ubuntu and I have this problem when I start an HTML file and then want to add a JavaScript script to it, Brackets shows errors even when everything is correct. If I get the code and just ...
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How to install the latest stable version of 'Mars Eclipse' on machine running on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS?

I'm a PHP developer and I'm using SublimeText editor for PHP coding on my machine that runs on Ubuntu Linux 12.04 LTS(64-bit) operating system. I don't have installed any software related to Java(...
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Text editor that has special characters

I am looking for a text editor for any type of ubuntu, that has a wide variety of symbols or special characters that I can use in the text editor. Thanks.
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Atom text editor; Shortcuts for moving to bottom of file, moving to end of line

How do I move to the bottom of a file, top of a file, end of a line and beginning of a line in the Atom text editor (atom.io)? I can not find any shortcuts for that text editor. Only shortcuts for ...
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How to get .ris files to open with a different program than text/plain files?

I have some files with a .ris extension. I would like these to be opened in a program called JabRef. When I right click on them and look at properties it says "plain text document (text/plain)". I ...
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Set VSCode as Default Text Edtior

Is there a way to set VSCode as the default text editor? I'd like to have it be default when opening a file from the command window and when using the files app. When I right click on a file and ...
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Is the terminal window a text editor?

Exactly what the title asks. Is the terminal window a text editor, can it be used as one, and if not then which are some good ones to install?
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Compile and run extension for Notepadqq?

In our college we use a Windows-based text editor, TextPad, to compile and run Java programs using shortcuts: CTRL+1 to save & compile CTRL+3 to run the program At home, instead, I use ...
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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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How do I find out what my default terminal text editor is? [duplicate]

While reading the git introductory material, I read a piece that brought this question to mind. How do I use the Terminal to find out what my Default Text Editor is? Are there a General Commands ...
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ctrl only partially working on a Logitech K290

I've got a Logitech keyboard K290 and I've got a lot of troubles with its ctrl keys. They will both work under most programs (e.g., right now under chrome, rhythmbox and - crucially! - gedit), but not ...
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NFO files creator

I'm looking for a linux application to create NFO files, not a video &/or audio specialized one like MediaInfo, but a multidomain one, ASCII or not, GUI if possible, otherwise command line. A text ...
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No menu in TeXstudio

I wonder why I don't see the menu on the top of the page (File Edit ... Help). I have just updated it from 2.9.4 to 2.10.2. Is there something I can do to make the menu appear? As a non computer ...
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Code editor with SSH/SFTP support and synchronization

I'm looking for a robust code editor that could work with remote server using SSH/SFTP and edit files on-the-fly with ability to compare content before writing it to the remote file system (in order ...
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Deleting duplicate lines in text file…?

Complete noobie question --- How can I delete duplicate lines in a text file via command prompt? For Example- I have a 10MB text file and I want to keep only one line of "My line", but somewhere in ...
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How to enter timestamp inside .txt files automaticall? [duplicate]

I am moving to Ubuntu from Windows. I am used to pressing F5 on notepad in windows, which prints a timestamp in the .txt file. I am looking for an Ubuntu solution to this problem: Give me an editor, ...
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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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Changing file's properties so you could only add text to it, is it possible?

Is it possible to make deleting text from a text file impossible while still being able to add text to it? For example, let's say i have a text file with these three letters in it : A B C How can ...
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graphical text editor that can filter text through shell commands?

I used to use NEdit as a graphical text editor, but lately it no longer works right due to lack of maintenance. So I am looking for a replacement. Is there any graphical text editor that can send a ...
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Text editor for translation of texts without Java?

Is there an editor, preferable with GTK support, no JAVA (OmegaT looks ugly, or am I wrong?), to translate texts like in Swordfish under linux? Or is there a simple editor solution, like a plugin for ...
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Update TexStudio

I'm using TexStudio on Ubuntu 14.04. I installed it via the Synaptic package manager. I noticed that the most recent version in synaptic is 2.6.6 but on texstudio's website they show their current ...
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How can a .key file with UCS2 (2-byte Unicode) encoding be opened?

Is there any way I can read the contents of that file? It's key file of WebStorm. I'm migrating from Ubuntu to one of it's fork (ElementaryOS) and I need to use the registered version which I used on ...
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Text editor with font colouring

Does Ubuntu have a text editor with choosing the colours of font? I don't mean those which highlight programming language syntax with colours for different types of statements. I just mean regular ...
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`kate` tab does not have any color

kate tab plugin: http://kate-editor.org/2011/04/25/kates-tab-bar-plugins/ 1) On Ubuntu 14.04, does anyone know why the tab color cannot be changed? (I can see the option Highlight Tab is available, ...
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Lightest text editor with tabs?

Which is the lightest GUI text editor in Ubuntu that supports tabbed windows? I'm looking for a Windows Notepad replacement, but with tabs support. I have no need for syntax highlighting or any other ...
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I want the date and time to be added in a text file whenever I open it

I was using windows 7,8.1, and 10 previously and there was an option in the Notepad that if I type .LOG at the beginning of the file (which is done only once), every time I open the notepad the date ...
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Changing citation style in openoffice

I am working on a scientific paper and I need to enter the citation in a specific way. for paper with more than one author it needs to be [first author name et al. xxxx]. I am working with Jabref and ...
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Does `C-x h` and `C-x-h` mean the same thing in Emacs ?

Does C-x h and C-x-h mean the same thing in Emacs ? Why are some commands in Emacs specified without an -, while some are, like the example above ? Does it always mean the same thing ?
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Column select in Mousepad?

Mousepad is the default text editor of Xubuntu. Is there a column select mode in Mousepad? How can I enable it?
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solarized colour scheme in Kile

I have had a wide look on the internet but surprisingly I could not find any information about the following: is it possible to have the solarized colour scheme on Kile for LaTeX? I am using it on ...