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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 to make text file created in Ubuntu compatible with Windows Notepad?

Sometime I have to use the text files created in Ubuntu, using editors, in Windows editors. So basically when ever I create a text file in Ubuntu I append the extension .txt, and it does make the file ...
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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

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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Text editor where unsaved files can be recovered after computer crash?

I use Text Editor to draft emails and other messages. Not files that I want to save, just drafts. Problem: When my computer crashes (happens often recently), I loose the drafts. Is there a text ...
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How can I change the encoding of a subtitle file?

I downloaded a Greek subtitle for a movie, and this is what I see when I open it with Gedit. Subtitle works great on VLC, all perfect. But what if I want to edit this subtitle with some Greek ...
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How to install Emmet with gedit text editor in Ubuntu 12.04?

I am using Ubuntu 12.04. I came to know about emmet plugin. Which is really awesome for writing markups. As I am a developer I am using gedit with zencoding plugin to write markup easily. Now as I ...
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Autokey prints strange BS characters in PgAdmin3 on Ubuntu

I'm using Autokey 0.90.1 on Ubuntu 12.10. I would like to use Autokey in PgAdminIII (1.14.2). I have the following defined (abbreviation -> phrase): ts -> Test phrase number one! tst -> Test ...
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make Kile default for tex files [duplicate]

I re-installed Ubuntu due to some issues but before the re-install, I was able to make my default tex editor by going into properties, other apps, and selecting Kile. Now Kile isn't an option to ...
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Text editor that can wrap text in predefined HTML tags like Notepad++

I'm new to Ubuntu and am trying to figure out some things. In Notepad++ it is possible to use WebEdit plugin and define keyboard shortcuts for different HTML tags. E. g. "Ctrl + p" can wrap the text ...
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sed/awk make lines starting with lower characters be merged to previous line

Here is what I have This is a sample text How to do it ? I need the output to be: This is a sample text How to do it ? In addition, how can I achieve the same with: This is a sample text How ...
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sed/awk - remove all tags except only two tags and plain texts

here is a sample for my text file: <w:r><w:t> <w:r w:rsidR="00D171FD"> <w:t></w:t> </w:r><w:r> <w:t xml:space="preserve"> This is a sample text ...
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What plaintext editor with math symbols integration is available?

I am looking for a text-editor with full unicode-math support. Plaintext math entered and rendered properly. I am not expecting typographical features and symbol-repositioning like LaTeX, but at least ...
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How do I open a text file in my terminal?

There is a file named RESULTS.txt and I want to open this file in my terminal. (I mean I want to see the file contents be displayed in the terminal and not in some text editor) How do I do that ?
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Copy text in Libre Office Writer

If I have a Writer document that is a numbered list of instructions, and I highlight a chunk of text, or even just a single word in a line of the list, and copy it to the clipboard, go to another ...
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install koma-script for texworks on ubuntu [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I install the latest TeX Live 2012? I was updating my resume and since I had recently switched to using Ubuntu and Latex I decided I would rewrite it in this ...
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Increase the font size in text editor of ubuntu

I am new to ubuntu10.10, the text editor font size are very small.I searched in the menu bar, no option in the text editor to increase the font size . Or if not any shortcode to increase the zooming ...
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Running text editor as sudo uses another config

I've created a Nautilus Action to edit files as sudo (gksudo) and the text editor that opens the file is always using a different configuration from the normal user. The same thing happen when I run ...
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How do add a new line when an expression is found in a text file?

I have the page source of a website but the links that I need are clumped together. How do I separate each link, one link per line, if they all start with href?
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GUI for the diction tool

I just stumbled upon the excellent diction tool. It's great to check the writing style of my LaTeX files, the problem is, however, I can only use it through the command line. The output, while being ...
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Overlay text editor?

I find myself often taking quick notes. E.g. jotting down what files I have edited etc, or a quick reminder. For this I just have a gedit window open to which I alt + tab, and then apply "always on ...
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White text on white background in selections after fresh install in vm

I freshly installed Kubuntu 12.04 in my Oracle VM VirtualBox on Windows 7. Everything works fine except, that if I select any text in many applications (for example Bluefish-Editor) the background is ...
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How can I keep two different font sizes on two different documents?

I am using Xubuntu and I need to keep document A with font size 8 and B with with font size 12. If I save A with font size 8, this switches the font size to 8 for all the other documents, including B. ...