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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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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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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 ...
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How can I delete files or folders created by Nano editor?

I've searched a method to change the brightness of my laptop display. I saw one article on this forum and followed the instruction like below (under the line) written by Serge (user name). I ran ...
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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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Is there a good text editor for VHDL(GHDL)?

I would appreciate very much if someone could recommend me a good text editor for VHDL.
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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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Gedit .LOG feature

In MS Notepad I can create a file like this: .LOG I updated function xyz(), line 32 today. save it, and when I open it: .LOG I updated function xyz(), line 32 today. 25-10-14 8:04:56 How can ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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“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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Minimal terminal editor alternative to vi and nano

What terminal/console mode alternatives to vi/vim and nano are available? I am looking for minimal, good looking and friendly text mode editor for complete newbies with PC. I remember I've seen ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 editor is as good as TextPad for compiling and running Java programs?

I want an editor that is as good as TextPad (for Windows) for compiling and running Java programs on Ubuntu 12.04. Please suggest one.
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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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`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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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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Is there any text editor which supports Markdown (Ask Ubuntu's formatting style)?

Is there any text editor with support for Markdown (formatting syntax used by Ask Ubuntu) which can be used to write questions or answers while you are offline?
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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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Centre, left and right align text in GIMP

I am running Ubuntu 14.10, and GIMP 2.8. And I was wondering if there is any way of left aligning, right aligning, or centring text in GIMP? As this would be something very useful and is included in ...