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How can I compile a C program file which I created using the Libre Office editor?

I'm new to Linux and I need some help! I am trying to compile the code taken from this post to the linux-kernel mailing list. I have pasted the file into Libre Office and saved it as pairing_tool.c ...
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Can't manipulate files in ubuntu

I have a Problem on my Ubuntu machine. When I try to open some file in an editor like nano, vi or sudo gedit, nothing shows up, but nano ~/.bashrc works fine without any problem. I have two user ...
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How to make Geany understand the new HTML5 elements?

For example <header> and <footer> are new HTML5 elements, but as it seems in the screen shot below both the elements are marked as red which probably means Geany is telling : Warining : ...
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Is there any text-editor which support Markdown (Ask Ubuntu style) editing?

Is there any text editor which supports Markdown (Ask Ubuntu style formatting) which can be used to write questions or answers while you are offline?
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Is there a single app that allows for quick searching, viewing, and editing of text files?

I have a large (thousands) collection of notes stored on my drive as text files and synced to my other computers via UbuntuOne. Currently I use grep to search for the file I want, nautilus to open ...
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How to write simple web-based application for GNOME3?

I know, that GNOME3 UI uses HTML and CSS elements for creating menus and windows. How can I write simple web-based application like some text-editor with own document-format and formatting tools ...
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2 editors on Ubuntu, Gedit and Kwrite?

I wanted to know if it's possible to have 2 text editor on Ubuntu. I have gedit already installed but I wanna experiment with Krite too. Is it possible?
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Emacs column editing CUA mode - is it possible to select rectangular region with mouse?

Is it possible to select a column (rectangular) region with the mouse in emacs? A simple yes or no will be helpful to me at this point. Here are more details: Column editing is possible in emacs. ...
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How do I install the latest version of EMACS and pick the appropriate UI?

I'm running the latest Kubuntu (12.04 beta 2) and I would like to run the latest emacs (currently v24). The repos are one version behind. What's the best way to install v24 or later (and avoid future ...
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What word processor can manage left and right pages separately?

I was after a word processor that can manage left and right pages separately so I can have my text on the right pages and my illustrations on the left pages. I know LibeOffice can set "left page" and ...
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Editing with nano, Alt is caught by the window menus, how can I fix that?

The Alt key is used for many useful commands, but unfortunately it's caught by the terminal window to activate the window menus (File, Edit, ...). I would like to either force the terminal window to ...
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Geany unnecessarily truncates active filename in titlebar

In my quest for a relatively fat-free editor that still autoloads last session and has syntax highlighting, I became dependent on Geany, customizing it, installed some plugins etc. Is there a way to ...
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Text Editor with FTP

I'm new to Ubuntu. Is there a text editor with built in FTP out there that anyone can recommend to me? I am trying to use Bluefish right now.
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Best text editor for Linux [closed]

What is the best text editor for ubuntu, mostly used for web development. Or a good all-round software like a IDE.
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how to edit etc/usb_modswitch.d?

Hello I would like to enter a text file with some code in this directory(etc/usb_modswitch.d). How can I do this? please help me. I have try to do this by just move the file but it's a root directory ...
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A plain text viewer which can hide lines that meet specified regexps

Each time I've been looking for "something I don't know exactly what" in big text file, e.g. log-file, huge shell script, I wish to hide all the lines of certain types. I wish to select certain lines ...
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Problem with redcar installation

I tried to install redcar by following instructions from here. I installed Jruby as it was mentioned, but when I tried to run this command: jruby -S bundle install I get error like this: jruby: ...
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what text editors are available for ubuntu [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What IDEs are available for Ubuntu? Alternatives to LibreOffice What Text Editors are available for Ubuntu? I would like text editors for all usages. Programming ...
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How do I stop XML Copy Editor from crashing when opening a file? [closed]

I tried installing XML Copy Editor, and whenever I try to open an XML file in it, it crashes. It seems like it just shuts off, as though I clicked close, because it doesn't generate and error log. How ...
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How to install latest Bluefish

I am trying to install the latest Bluefish 2.2.0 in 11.10 but all I find is the repositories for the older versions of Ubuntu. Is there any place to find the a PPA or deb package for 11.10.
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Find and replace text within multiple files

I want to know how I can find and replace a specific text in multiple files like in Notepad++ in the linked tutorial. e.g.: http://cybernetnews.com/find-replace-multiple-files/
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Is there a text editor for the command line that uses the same keys as Notepad on Windows?

I'm used to work in Windows environment and are used to the commands in Notepad e.g. CtrlS for save, CtrlC for copy and so on. On Ubuntu it's handy to work directly in the command line, e.g. as with ...
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Change default application to open file in Oneiric [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where is “open with…” in Nautilus? In Oneiric, the "Open with other application..." menu in Nautilus only allows to select one of the predefined ...
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Run external commands from Scribes

Can I run external commands from Scribes? I'm looking for functionality similar to gedit's External Tools. I would like to be able to run an arbitrary command from Scribes via a chosen key command, ...
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Markdown, LaTeX combined in WYSIWYG editor. Is there any?

I really like the way markdown is implemented in SE bunch of sites, where I can easily write code blocks, performing formatting or even use latex on some of sites like writing $\pi$. I also like how ...
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Batch editor for text or html files?

is there a tool that can help me to batch edit text files in a certain folder? I need to delete or insert snippets repeatedly in lots of html files and restructure them. Thanks in advance!
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gedit modelines – What are they? How do they work?

There is a gedit plugin called Modelines and the plugin is described as Emacs, Kate and Vim-style modelines support for gedit. What are modelines? And how do they work in gedit?
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A text editor or viewer with folding based on indentation

I'm trying to get a better understanding of the *.dsl files as disassembled by the iasl program. Those files looks like: /* * a comment */ Stuff { More Stuff { Beer (a, b) // ...
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Looking for code editor software with following functionalities

I am looking for a text editor with the following functionalities for php, html and css coding: code folding based on indentation (best example is EditPlus) start at an indentation level and stop ...
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How to edit files in a terminal with nano?

Sometimes, a graphical text editor like gedit or kate cannot be used (because you're in a virtual console for example). Luckily, there are text editors for the terminal. An easy one is nano, but I ...
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Equivalent text editor to MS-DOS Editor

While I respect the power and flexibility of emacs, vim, etc, I miss MS-DOS Editor. It's very simple to use, has a nice color display and a menu system which, if I remember correctly, you could ...
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What keyboard shortcut should be implemented for a search & replace dialog?

Some text editors use Ctrl + H while others Ctrl + R -- some even know both. Should maybe the Find dialog double as Replace dialog, so Ctrl + F would be another option? Is there user experience style ...
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Can Gedit or Gvim copy multiple seperate lines to the clipboard (maybe by using bookmarks, or a script or another editor)

I want to copy many "selected" full lines to the clipboard... The lines are typically seperated from each other in the file... Is either Gedit or Gvim capable of this? ... What I would prefer is ...
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Open application to edit text files from the command line

When installing the TextWrangler in OSX you also get an edit command which allows you to open any text file from the command line. Is it possible to have a similar functionality in Ubuntu to type ...
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Text editor to edit 4.3 GB plain text file

Is there any text editor, which can edit such file? I've tried: gedit kate nano vim mcedit without success.
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How do I create a file?

I'm following instructions about Installing and setting TFTPD in Ubuntu. It asks to Create /etc/xinetd.d/tftp and put this entry: service tftp { protocol = udp port = 69 ...
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Vim: Move left at the beginning of a line should go to above line

In usual text editors, when you move your cursor left at the beginning of a line, the cursor goes up at the end of the above line. Is it possible to get this behavior in Vim?
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VIM text editor not found

I recently started to use ubuntu to program - University standards. I was checking out different text editors and tried to install VIM through Ubuntu Software Centre. Everything went fine and I got it ...
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Good specialized Xml editor for kml editing or plugin for gedit

I frequently have to edit .kml (Google Earth) files, these can get really hard to deal with in an ordinary editor, and I need a little more than syntax highlighting, I need to be able to validate the ...
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Command to append line to a text file without opening an editor

Assuming i have a line that i want to add to a file without opening an editor. How could i append this line alias list='ls -cl --group-directories-first' to this file config.fish
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Text editor with coloring to highlight “non-parameters” in conf files?

Some .conf files have a lot of comments and parameters in them like so, # WINS Server - Tells the NMBD components of Samba to be a WINS Client # Note: Samba can be either a WINS Server, or a WINS ...
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What program can I use to convert text into binary numbers?

I need a GUI application that shows the binary representation of text, using binary numbers, not hexadecimal numbers. Any suggestions? For example, the program should convert the text Hi to 1001000 ...
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Save an edited file in nano, but no permissions

I edited a file in /etc/ that I want to save, but forgot to open it using sudo. I remember there was a command to save such a file in vi, and want to know if there is any such way to do it in nano? ...
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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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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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Is it possible to do a RegEx Find in Cream (VIM's derivative) via the dialogs?

In Cream, I simply can't find the RegEx option mentioned on Cream's info page Basic Features * Find and Find/Replace dialogs use intuitive search, with Regular Expressions as an option (Ctrl+F ...
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Cream is a tweaked version of VIM. Does Cream lack any of VIM's power?

I've very recently started trialing VIM, and I like what it can do, but its unfamiliar keybindings and modes of operation are daunting. I want that sort of power in a Text-Editor... but if I don't ...
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How can I use bitmap fonts in gvim?

When doing actual work, I can't stand the scalable monospaced fonts that are available to me with the default install. How can I make gVim use the good old 6x13 x11 font?
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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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What are some good PHP editors? [closed]

I'm currently using PhpStorm by Idea JetBrains, but its buggy and I'm really looking for something that will allow me to get work done without too much hassle. Please limit one IDE/Editor an answer.