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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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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 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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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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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

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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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 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.
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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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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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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 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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Find and replace text within multiple files

e.g.: http://cybernetnews.com/find-replace-multiple-files/ How can I do something like that?
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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 do I stop XML Copy Editor from crashing when opening a file? [closed]

I tried installing XML Copy Editor, and whenever I try to open an XML file in it, it crashes. It seems like it just shuts off, as though I clicked close, because it doesn't generate and error log. How ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How to make Geany understand the new HTML5 elements?

For example <header> and <footer> are new HTML5 elements, but as it seems in the screen shot below both the elements are marked as red which probably means Geany is telling : Warining : ...
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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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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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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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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 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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How do I install the latest version of EMACS and pick the appropriate UI?

I'm running the latest Kubuntu (12.04 beta 2) and I would like to run the latest emacs (currently v24). The repos are one version behind. What's the best way to install v24 or later (and avoid future ...
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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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Why does xdg-open text_file differ from sudo -u me xdg-open text_file?

If I run the following command, the text file opens in my preferred editor (kate). $ xdg-open /path/to/text/file However, if I try the following, where sparhawk is my username, I get several ...
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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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BracketHighlighter in Sublime Text 3 not working

Fresh install subl3 from webupd8 repo Install BracketHighlighter by going to ~/.config/sublime-text-3/Packages/User and git clone -b BH2ST3 git://github.com/facelessuser/BracketHighlighter.git ...