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Does vim/vi/nano/etc lock files from being written to?

Pretty much as the title suggests, my colleague asserts that using a text editor instead of a parser (such as less) locks the file and in the case of logfiles makes it such that the logfile cannot be ...
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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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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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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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Where is the Vimtutor located [duplicate]

Where is this text tutor? I keep finding references to it but only get an empty document when I run it.
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Gedit crashes due to highlight mode

I recently started to have a problem with gedit in Ubuntu. If I try to open a file where the metadata selects a highlight mode, it crashes. I can open files in plain text, but if I try to select a ...
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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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Sublime Text interface looks blurred

Suddenly my Sublime Text editor started to looks blurred. The screenshot talks by itself. No other program fails like this, just Sublime Text. Someone recognizes this painful behavior?
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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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Text editor that updates file without prompting

Is there any console- or window-based text editor that automatically reloads file changed on disk without prompting anything?
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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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Opening .int files in ubuntu

I recently moved to ubuntu 14.04.1 from windows 8.1. I am part of a translating crew, and ı translate a game now i have the files as .int at windows ı was using notepad++ in ubuntu ı tried some ...
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What editor provides highlighted and clickable hyperlinks? (similar to Notepad++)

I have about a 1000 links in my txt file and I don't want to copy paste them in my browser. So I am looking for a text editor that highlights URLs and makes them clickable.Please note that I am ...
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How to change font of code in PyCharm?

PyCharm Community Edition 3.1.3 on Ubuntu Gnome 14.04. Can't find where to change the font of code in PyCharm. File > Settings > Editor > Colors & Fonts > Font > Editor Font is ...
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Sublime text 2 unity launcher opens sublime.desktop

I have looked on various places but cannot find any answer to my problem. Here it is : I installed Sublime text 2 following this tutorial : ...
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How to delete selected text in nano editor? [duplicate]

How do I delete selected text in the nano editor? I came across this issue while needing to delete the virtual host file and replace its content completely by other content. But the problem is that I ...
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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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go on the line where a variable define on any editor

Is there any add-on or ability on geany or any known linux editor for this purpose : when you click on one variable . The mouse coursor goes to when it initialize. My code is c language. what I am ...
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Using the Evolution with an external editor?

I seek for using LibreOffice Writer or a similar tool as a mail composer and reader in the Evolution. In Windows Outlook I have used Microsoft Word directly for writing mails. Evolution default ...
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Add notes on Geany

I have a code to which I do not like to add my comments and notes. But I need the ability to add my notes on that. So is there any thing to do that on Geany or do you need any another editor to do ...
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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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Hitting arrow keys adds characters in vi editor [duplicate]

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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What are the differences between vim.basic and vim.tiny? [duplicate]

My favorite editor is Vim, so I decided to change the default editor of my ubuntu installation with the following command: sudo update-alternatives --config editor A prompt (with listed options) ...
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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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Force mousepad to block terminal

I'm using mousepad as my default editor. However, recently mousepad does not block the terminal when it has been called up from there. How can I restore this behavior?
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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 like gedit, nano, vi, emacs or others, in Windows. So basically when ever I create a text file in Ubuntu I append the extension ...
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More modern or more conventional version of Emacs

Is there a more modern or more conventional version of Emacs? I'm thinking something like Aquamacs from Mac OS X. I'd like the standard conventional keyboard shortcuts found in common programs to ...
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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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Ubuntu 14.04 gedit error

When I use gedit from the command line in Ubuntu 14.04, after saving a file and exiting gedit I get this: (gedit:6048): Gtk-WARNING **: Calling Inhibit failed: ...
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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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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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Text editor for developers

What's the text editor that appears in the photo on the "Ubuntu for Developers" presentation on the Ubuntu website?
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Gedit text editor is not opening properly in ubuntu 12.04

G edit text editor is not opening properly in Ubuntu 12.04. When i press Alt+tab it shows in the list but does not shows when i click it. It works fine for some time after that it doesn't work. I am ...
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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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Encoding problem with .bib-file in text-editor

I have create a .bib-file, using the default Ubuntu Text Editor. When I tried to open it some time later the characters are all messed up. In the topbar I get the following message: The file you ...
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assign geany or gedit highlight to text

Is there any way to assign geany highlight to text. For example when I pass a programming code to geany. Functions color is red. The thing which I am looking for is assingning these color to text. For ...
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how to start developing more cleaner editor's gui interface?

I'm using Ubuntu since one year and it got everything I need daily. I've written couple of applications like gps tracking and live video streaming in C++ with netbeans on Ubuntu. The only drawback ...
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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 ...
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Extracting Information from text file

I have a following scenario to do in a text file. I have a large text file which gets generated from my server and includes the following information. a)Lots of garbage data in ASCII with some ip ...
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Installing a light table(editor) in debian [duplicate]

I want to install lighttable programming editor in kali Linux(debian).I have downloaded the tar.gz version from here. But I am unable to install the light table .Please help in regarding this.
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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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Should I install the Debian or xUbuntu version of TeXstudio on 12.04?

I'd like to install the newest 64-bit version of TeXstudio on Ubuntu 12.04. Since it's not in one of the default repositories, I need to get it a different way. The TeXstudio homepage has links for ...
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Create tab using Gtk+3 and Python and load file into it

I want to create an Ubuntu app using Gtk+3 and Python. In the app I want to be able to get the file from the user; create a tab and load the file into it (i.e. into the TextView that will be ...
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Launch a new window from Gtk+3 app

I want to create an Ubuntu app using Python and Gtk+3. I want to get the contents of the file displayed in the main window and load it into a separate window (load it into another TextView for ...
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How to get text buffer from file and loading into TextView using python and Gtk+3

I want to create an Ubuntu App that uses Gtk+3 and Python. However, I would like to know how I can get the text buffer from a file and load it into a TextView. Does anyone know how this can be done ...
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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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Sublime Text Editor suddenly closed [closed]

when i open too many files on sublime. it suddenly closed without asking for save file. I am using ubuntu 13.10 . and my laptop is dell inspiron 9300 .32 bit, 1 GB ram, 80 GB harddisk, centrino ...
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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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What's an effective text editor for html code violation warnings?

I'll be using the text editor to clean up the bloat from a Word doc saved as "web page filter" (ie. html). Then I am going to convert the .html into a .epub. Eventually it will be on Amazon et al. as ...
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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.