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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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2answers
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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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Changing default crontab editor

I am trying to change the default editor from nano to vim. I have run the following commands: sudo update-alternatives --config editor and update-alternatives --config editor Both now output: ...
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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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4answers
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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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1answer
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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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1answer
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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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6answers
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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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1answer
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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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3answers
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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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1answer
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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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1answer
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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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1answer
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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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1answer
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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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1answer
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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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1answer
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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.
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Good text editor for Ruby on Rails programming? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is a good text editor for developing code on? I'm trying to find a text editor that I can use for doing Ruby on Rails development. I have been using TextMate on my ...
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Text editor capable of running complex Regular Expressions?

I want to find a text editor capable of running and mainly storing regular expressions for later re-use. It should also be able to run them across multiple files. I know I can get all that with grep, ...
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Cloning Textmate's functionality with Vim

Tips and advice on how to clone Textmate's functionality in Ubuntu. I've done some research on this in the past and I know this information is valuable to the community.
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4answers
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Is there a SubEthaEdit-like text editor?

Is there a network-synchronized multi-user IDE available in the Ubuntu repositories? If so, how did you find out about it? This is not the sort of thing that has an easy-to-search-for name...
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text editors in ubuntu? vim vs. emac vs. nano [closed]

I was wondering the difference between these text editors and which is best used with ubuntu? What are each of them good for? Are there better ones?
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What's the easiest way to get started with LaTeX?

I'd like to learn and use LaTeX on Ubuntu. What packages do I need? What is the best editor for LaTeX code on Ubuntu for a new LaTeX user? I'd also like the ability to see the code in one pane and ...