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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 ...
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Installing a light table(editor) in debian [duplicate]

I want to install lighttable programming editor in kali Linux(debian).I have downloaded the tar.gz version from here. But I am unable to install the light table .Please help in regarding this.
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Should I install the Debian or xUbuntu version of TeXstudio on 12.04?

I'd like to install the newest 64-bit version of TeXstudio on Ubuntu 12.04. Since it's not in one of the default repositories, I need to get it a different way. The TeXstudio homepage has links for ...
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encrypting text editor

Is there an encrypting text editor for ubuntu? In other words, the text editor, preferably GUI capable, should always save an encrypted file and always prompt for the password to re-open the file. ...
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Create tab using Gtk+3 and Python and load file into it

I want to create an Ubuntu app using Gtk+3 and Python. In the app I want to be able to get the file from the user; create a tab and load the file into it (i.e. into the TextView that will be ...
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Launch a new window from Gtk+3 app

I want to create an Ubuntu app using Python and Gtk+3. I want to get the contents of the file displayed in the main window and load it into a separate window (load it into another TextView for ...
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How to get text buffer from file and loading into TextView using python and Gtk+3

I want to create an Ubuntu App that uses Gtk+3 and Python. However, I would like to know how I can get the text buffer from a file and load it into a TextView. Does anyone know how this can be done ...
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Sublime Text Editor suddenly closed

when i open too many files on sublime. it suddenly closed without asking for save file. I am using ubuntu 13.10 . and my laptop is dell inspiron 9300 .32 bit, 1 GB ram, 80 GB harddisk, centrino ...
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Editor with live preview for AsciiDoc

I'm looking for something like ReText, but for AsciiDoc. The closest I have found is this relatively complex solution (or here) involving Ruby, guard, guard-shell, rb-inotify, asciidoctor, Epiphany ...
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What's an effective text editor for html code violation warnings?

I'll be using the text editor to clean up the bloat from a Word doc saved as "web page filter" (ie. html). Then I am going to convert the .html into a .epub. Eventually it will be on Amazon et al. as ...
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Is Bluefish text editor compatible for Xfce(GKT2)?

I like Bluefish text editor but want to make sure it doesn't have a huge set of libraries that will swamp my small computer. I'm using Xubuntu 13.10.
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What text editor will not overload my Xubuntu 13.10? [duplicate]

I don't do a lot of it, but I need to edit some html files and need a text editor to do it. I liked the looks of Kate but someone in the forum said Kate would be a big download for me because I'm ...
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Create a change log (timestamped) in Kubuntu?

I want to keep a change log of things I do in Kubuntu - in other words if I tweak some setting I want to make a written record of it so I can roll back if I screw up. What's the best way to do this? ...
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Text editor to handle extremly large files [closed]

I generated 300mb text file, trying to edit it using sublime 3 on xubuntu 13.10 64 bit, it's so slow and crashing, I'm not a vim/vi user, what is the best editor to work with these kind of files. I ...
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What is the best text editor for coding? [duplicate]

I plan to code in C/C++. Sublime Text is so awesome it makes me want to code more. I played around with gedit, made it display the line numbers, put the dark skin on it, etc. , but I still like ...
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Editing with Nano

Is it possible to edit an existing text file using only one line of command and Nano. For instance if I have a text file called "new.txt" and I want to write "HELLO WORLD" in it. Can I do like this: ...
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Suggest an advanced text editor for Ubuntu [duplicate]

I am looking for a text editor with advanced capabilities. For example; I should be able to expand and collapse xml codes/sections (or c/c++ sections) easily. Something similar notepad++ for windows. ...
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Text editors need root access to work correctly

I'm using Ubuntu 13.10, and I have a problem with 3 text editors - Geany, Gedit and Sublime Text. These 3 editors cannot access most of their menu items, including Open file and Save file. The only ...
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like pluma or gedit with spell-check

I am a lousy speller. I like using pluma, and gedit because they open fast, and do just about everything I need. but automatic spell-check would be very nice. I can copy paste into online ...
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How do I make Sublime Text 3 the default text editor [duplicate]

I'd like to replace gedit, and use Sublime Text 3 as my default text editor for all text files on my Ubuntu system. Can you let me know how do I go about making this change?
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How do I setup editors on linux? [duplicate]

I downloaded text editors (komodo, eclipse, sublime text, and medit). I opened the dash home but, they are in tar.gz format and are opening in archive managers as folders. How do I open them? Thank ...
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Is there any command line interactive tool like meld?

I usually work on someone else's code base on a remote system and often need to merge code from two different files. For that I have to pull files to my system and meld it and push it back to the ...
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How can I disable drag-copy of text?

Instead of allowing me to change my selection within a highlighted area with the mouse cursor, it attempts to perform a drag and drop operation with the currently selected text, copying the text to a ...
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Text-editors in eclipse/matlab loses focus occasionally after upgrading to 12.04

This is a question asked on stackoverflow, and someone there recommends me to move the question here. My problem is that, I have just upgraded from Ubuntu 10.04 to 12.04.3 LTS. An annoying thing is ...
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Terminal/Putty showing control characters (^M) after updating

I updated my system yesterday afternoon using the recommended updates from Update Manager. After it completed, I shutdown my system and went home for the day. I come in this morning and I am getting ...
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how to edit a .pdf file in kubuntu 13.04? [duplicate]

How to edit .pdf files in Kubuntu 13.04 ? Is there any supported software like "Adobe Acrobat" with the help of which I could do editing ?
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Hitting arrow keys adds characters in vi editor [duplicate]

When I tried to use arrow keys in insert mode in vi editor the following characters are being inserted in the editor: for ↓ I get B, for ↑ I get A, for ← I get D, for → I get C. Please help me in ...
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How do I get emacs to open in the terminal when it is being used as the config editor?

I like to use emacs as my configuration editor, so it is the default for programs like git or cron. So I used sudo update-alternatives --config editor And chose emacs24 from the list. Unlike Vim ...
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BracketHighlighter in Sublime Text 3 not working

Fresh install subl3 from webupd8 repo Install BracketHighlighter by going to ~/.config/sublime-text-3/Packages/User and git clone -b BH2ST3 git://github.com/facelessuser/BracketHighlighter.git ...
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Fast, Simple Text Editor / Journaling Tool?

When I have to use Windows I use a simple editor called SavageEd2 that is lightning-fast to open, has auto-save and quick ESC exit, and automatically creates timestamped LOG files. I've tried running ...
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Why is there a line length limit in Kate?

In Kate, KDE's text editor, and other editors too I'm sure, sometimes files will not open correctly because of this line length limit. Why is it there? Is it safe to set this to an extreme number or ...
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Please recommend a hex editor for shell

Can you recommend a hex editor that can be run from shell? I need to be able to edit not only view the content.
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Text editor like Adobe Dreamweaver for Ubuntu 13.04

I'm new to this Ubuntu 13.04, and I'm a web designer and developer I used Dreamweaver when I am using windows so can any one help me which of the text editor is best to use which helps me in designing ...
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how to make gedit align tab-separated values like it's a table?

I have a file like this: and i want it to be displayed like this: without adding extra tabs or spaces. Is it possible with gedit? Is it possible with something else?
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Plain text editor that supports shared file editing like in LibreOffice

I want to share a .tex file with another person for us to edit it together, I took a look over collaborative editing in Gedit, that is awesome. Although it still lacks an important feature for me, ...
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How fix or reinstall Gvim in Ubuntu

I tried to use my .vimrc file from Windows in Ubuntu 12.04 but i am not having success. I also pasted the .vimrc file at the native vimrc file at usr/share/vim but no success. Tried to create another ...
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Changing nano display color of annotations (#) (globally, regardless of file extension)

Remarks tend to have the form #xy I use red bg for my console which means certain default text colors are hard to decipher. I figured out how I could change colors in my .bashrc and in .nanorc's at ...
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Markdown (md) and reStructuredText (rst) editor

I am in search of a simple WYSIWYG / Rich Text editor which can save the file in Markdown or reStructuredText format. Preferrably both. Is there such a tool which runs on Ubuntu? Thank you.
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How can I install the acme editor/shell/user interface on Ubuntu?

acme is a text editor, development environment and textual-user-interface platform developed by Rob Pike for the Plan 9 operating system. According to its website there are several ways to get acme, ...
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text document shows random characters

I had a text document notepad file in my windows7 with some text written in it then I wrote some more text in ubuntu in that file but now it seems that I have lost all the texts since it shows random ...
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append any line that starts with <br> with the previous line in whole document

I wanna remove spaces and join line that starts with specific words at the last of previous line. Example From `<b>any thing that matters<b> what ever, i don't know. <font=any ...
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MCedit auto indentation doesn't work on Ubuntu

Usually when working with mc and MCedit on a Suse distribution the editor auto indents on pressing return, which is great while programming! Today I tried to get mcedit on Ubuntu to do the same, but ...
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What are the alternatives to Notepad++ on Ubuntu?

I use Notepad++ on Windows 7 and I want to know if there is a good substitution for it on Ubuntu. I want something that is good for editing html files.
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Find and replace text in multiple files using geany

I'm looking for a method to find and replace text in hundreds of files. I know that Geany can find text in multiple files. That's good. But how to replace the text? Geany seems to do it only in the ...
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Scribes text editor toolbar too small

Is there a way to increase the size of the toolbar in Scribes? My font/resolution setup results in the toolbar being tiny making it very hard to see the icons.
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Instant-on Text File Viewer

Are there any basic text editors available that are just drop-dead simple, that allow me to instantly view the contents of a small text file? GEdit is nice, but it takes several seconds to start. I ...
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Sublime Text 2 won't open after install [duplicate]

I just installed Sublime Text 2 using this guide modified for Xubuntu 12.04. After following the instructions, logging out and back in, Sublime was in my application list but it won't open. When I ...