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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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, ...
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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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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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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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sudo geany throws fatal error [duplicate]

I really like the Geany text editor, and would like to use it instead of gedit for all text editing. However, every time I try to launch Geany from the terminal using sudo geany file.conf, I get this ...
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Slap Editor Installation problem, (sudo: npm: command not found) [duplicate]

I'm installing Slap Editor on Ubuntu 14.04 and when I type sudo npm install -g slap its giving me the error sudo: npm: command not found . the node version on my system is 0.10.33 and the npm version ...
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How to install the Jason plugin for jEdit?

I am a newbie in Ubuntu (14.04) so I am very appreciative if you can guide me how to install Jason as a plugin of jEdit. Jason installation homepage. jEdit plugin installation instructions. The ...
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Name of applications in a text file [duplicate]

Is there a way to get the names of all the applications installed in my system to a .txt file, so that on re-installation of the system i will get reminded of the applications i need immediately?
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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 edit the interval of autosave feature on gedit?

Can anyone tell me how to change the autosave feature so that it saves in intervals of less than 1 minute?
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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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Text editor with multi-pattern search and replace at once?

I'm looking for a GUI text editor that is capable of doing a multiple-pattern search and replace all at once. If the source would be a text file, it can be done in command line mode with sed, but the ...
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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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can't toggle frames in Emacs Full-screen framemove.el

I am using framemove.el and have the default setup. holding the meta key and pressing left or right arrow will switch from one frame to another. It works when the frames are not full screen, but when ...
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How can I make a script for opening a predefined set of .txt files on gedit at startup?

Unfortunately as of late a lot of gedit plugins have stopped working for me, including the session saver. I wanted to find an easy solution to this problem and then it came to me that I can just ...
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Should I use sublime text editor for Web Development in Ubuntu or is there some better editors? [closed]

I want to do some Web Development. I used to have sublime text editor in Windows. Now that i have switched to Ubuntu 14.04.01, I was wondering which is the best test editor to use for easily creating ...
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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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A terminal based markdown editor that supports shortcuts

I am looking for a terminal based markdown editor which support shortcut keys like ctrl+b which will output **enter bold text here** or something like that to the markdown file. Same way for italics, ...
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Why ubuntu has vi , emacs ,nano with os default?

I am new to ubuntu ..So basically an OS has an app for a purpose.. But ubuntu has three basic text-editors..like nano, vi, emacs ... So what is the reason for that? and what are the advantages and ...
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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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Haroopad - Selective Coulombs

Is it possible to set only some text to be displayed as a two coulombs in Haroopad? eg. pg 2-5 only in a 9 pg document.
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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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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?