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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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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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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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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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Comment text selection in Mousepad text editor?

Is there a keyboard shortcut, or a command, that I can use to comment a selection spanning multiple lines in Mousepad? This is language dependent, since comments in different programming languages ...
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solarized colour scheme in Kile

I have had a wide look on the internet but surprisingly I could not find any information about the following: is it possible to have the solarized colour scheme on Kile for LaTeX? I am using it on ...
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Any editor with CTRL+R binding for compiling LaTeX

I just had to replace my OSX with Ubuntu 14.04 and I want to find ways to get Textmate's capabilities to some text-editor: CMD+R compiles the document in Textmates and let's you choose different ...
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How to add your own color scheme to notepadqq

I have lately installed notepadqq and I am really happy with it. Is there a way to add our own color scheme to it?
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Simple Evernote for the desktop [duplicate]

I want to create a link between text files I edit with gedit and mails in thunderbird. I don't ask for more. This would would be something like a simple evernote like application for the desktop. ...
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1answer
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Laptop heats up when I start/use PhpStorm IDE

I looked at similar questions but it didnt work. When I use laptop normally, it doesnt heat up. But it heats up when I start/use PhpStorm IDE. What can be the issue, how to overcome it ? Thanks.
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Are there any Linux programs that can easily write and edit interlinear text?

Specifically, I'd like to have one line have the English, while another has the Hebrew/Aramaic/Greek/Latin/etc, and possibly (if any program has this capacity) an additional line/lines for extra ...
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3answers
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How to copy from vim to google chrome? [duplicate]

I want to select all contents of a file and copy it to google chrome. I have tried shift-ctrl-c but it isn't working.
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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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7answers
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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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1answer
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What is a best way in Ubuntu to create password protected text files?

I need to send people formatted text files, like odt or doc. But I want to protect these files from editing. Not to give them an easy way to use these files as templates. Near to all of the people I ...
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8answers
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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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How do I fix Blurry Sublime Text 3 graphics?

I have this problem where I get a lot of buggy visuals in Sublime Text 3, any help? I have the following packages installed: bracket highlighter, tag, trailing spaces, sublime linter buggy text ...
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2answers
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How to set terminal application (joe, nano, vi) as default desktop text editor?

I would like to know, how can I set a terminal text editor as a default desktop application? I want to double-click file and open it in terminal editor.
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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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1answer
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plain text can be enctypted like password in vi editor? [duplicate]

Can anyone tell me, How to plain text can be enctypted like password (********) in vi editor or using vi editor or any other method ?
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Good text editor or other software for storing structured information?

i've long been looking for a solution for storing structured information (such as for example contacts) that is: future safe (saves to a .txt file or other future safe format or can export to a .txt ...
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0answers
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Clip behavior - disappearing content when copying text

Very often when I want to simple move a block of text, it disappears from the clip content. I mark a block of text, click ctrl+x and then when I move to the target area with my cursor, I click ctrl+v ...
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2answers
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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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1answer
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How to transform Vim configuration into Emacs one?

I need to setup Emacs editor by preparing the ~/.emacs configuration file. I have been using Vim for years and now I want to switch to Emacs for various reasons that are out of scope of this post. To ...
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5answers
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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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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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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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1answer
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Switch text direction in GEdit

I want GEdit to show all paragraphs in right-to-left view. I know that it renders paragraphs starting with rtl characters correctly. But I need paragraphs starting with ltr characters also shown as ...
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1answer
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Free text editor with comment/uncomment shortcuts

I really like Sublime Text, but since I use the free version, the popups are annoying me. What I liked about it really was the comment/uncomment shortcut key independent of the file type. Is there ...
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Use terminal to run programs scripts a short and practice way [duplicate]

in window I know make this withe the cmd but in ubuntu it's not good I have a question about the Terminal. I want to ask how to call a program in the terminal $ ...
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Sublime Text not opening file content

A while ago I created a project in Sublime Text. That project was kept on the desktop, but I changed its location. Since then even if I open any other file, then in Sublime Text it shows says ...
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1answer
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Is there a text editor which can display null bytes

Not important to the question but I'm working with files output from a php script. These files contain null bytes (\00) which is actually part of the php output and should not be removed. Up until ...
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What Editor has NO Syntax Highlighting and can copy&paste text in GTK interfaces?

Simple problem: I have a JSON file that is used for snapshot serialization of a JS-based VM. It contains a shitload of data and every single editor crashes while trying to open it, except vim. But, ...
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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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FileZilla and LightTable file association opens splash instead

I am working on websites using FileZilla and LightTable, opening files from my server using the View/Edit command inside FileZilla. I have set up the following two lines in the FileZilla assocations, ...
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1answer
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Switching text editors to get better stuff

I am not sure I am entirely happy with leafpad as a text editor on my Lubuntu box. Question: Could I just purge leafpad from the system and install gedit instead? Seems to me that gedit won't have ...
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How to install Sublime Text 2.0.2 on Ubuntu 14.10 [duplicate]

I have the latest version of sublime text → Sublime Text 2.0.2 x64.tar How can I install it on ubuntu 14.10 ? Thank you.
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Getting “permission denied” when trying to edit a plugin for Gedit [duplicate]

I've tried everything that I know, which admittedly is not a lot. The problem is that I can't use the plug-ins in Gedit because the loader is set to "python 3". I read an answer where all one has to ...
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Is there a simple text editor (like gedit) with options to make text bold?

I want a simple text editor (much like WordPad) for creating task lists. The problem with gedit is that there are no plugins for formatting options. On the other hand, Bluefish and Sublime are much ...
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How to use Sublime Text 2 as Quickly default editor?

I used this answer to change the editor used with quickly and it worked, however now,when I type quickly edit the command line stays on the open and does not allow me to enter other commands as long ...
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Vim - Add a character to X next lines

I would like to add a # to the beginning of the 15 next lines (to comment everything). I know how to do it for 1 line : i -> #. My second question would be the opposite, how to delete the first ...
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Text editor with tabs and syntax highlighting? Gedit alternative? [closed]

As the question states, gedit has a few annoying bugs (cursor disappears, etc). I just need tabs, syntax highlighting, and line numbers. I will use it mostly for programming. I am using Lubuntu. ...
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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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Can ghex show raw hex bytes on /dev/sdb?

I wanted to look into raw bytes in my /dev/sdb, so I called the ghex like this: sudo ghex /dev/sdb& and got an empty window plus errors in the command line window: (ghex:4871): Gtk-CRITICAL ...
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What text editor for Linux has the following features?

I have a text editor - Textpad - on a windows machine and it's a powerful text editor with very useful features, but it has no Linux port. I was just wondering if I could find an equivalent that I ...
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1answer
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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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1answer
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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 ...
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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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No editors installed to fix sources list

I 'm in Ubuntu 12.04 but I'm using it with crouton in a Chromebook, the terminal emulator it uses is UXTerm but it seems that it doesn't have any editor installed - gedit, nano and pico are all ...
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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, ...