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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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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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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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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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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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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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`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 ...
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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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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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No menu in TeXstudio

I wonder why I don't see the menu on the top of the page (File Edit ... Help). I have just updated it from 2.9.4 to 2.10.2. Is there something I can do to make the menu appear? As a non computer ...
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NFO files creator

I'm looking for a linux application to create NFO files, not a video &/or audio specialized one like MediaInfo, but a multidomain one, ASCII or not, GUI if possible, otherwise command line. A text ...
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Code editor with SSH/SFTP support and synchronization

I'm looking for a robust code editor that could work with remote server using SSH/SFTP and edit files on-the-fly with ability to compare content before writing it to the remote file system (in order ...
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How can I compile a C program file which I created using the Libre Office editor?

I'm new to Linux and I need some help! I am trying to compile the code taken from this post to the linux-kernel mailing list. I have pasted the file into Libre Office and saved it as pairing_tool.c ...
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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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Deleting duplicate lines in text file…?

Complete noobie question --- How can I delete duplicate lines in a text file via command prompt? For Example- I have a 10MB text file and I want to keep only one line of "My line", but somewhere in ...
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How to enter timestamp inside .txt files automaticall? [duplicate]

I am moving to Ubuntu from Windows. I am used to pressing F5 on notepad in windows, which prints a timestamp in the .txt file. I am looking for an Ubuntu solution to this problem: Give me an editor, ...
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gedit flashes on ubuntu

I am having a problem every time I try to open gedit. The txt file opens and starts to flash. I cannot control it and I cannot see the content of the txt document. The only way out is to press Alt + ...
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Changing file's properties so you could only add text to it, is it possible?

Is it possible to make deleting text from a text file impossible while still being able to add text to it? For example, let's say i have a text file with these three letters in it : A B C How can ...
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graphical text editor that can filter text through shell commands?

I used to use NEdit as a graphical text editor, but lately it no longer works right due to lack of maintenance. So I am looking for a replacement. Is there any graphical text editor that can send a ...
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Text editor for translation of texts without Java?

Is there an editor, preferable with GTK support, no JAVA (OmegaT looks ugly, or am I wrong?), to translate texts like in Swordfish under linux? Or is there a simple editor solution, like a plugin for ...
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Update TexStudio

I'm using TexStudio on Ubuntu 14.04. I installed it via the Synaptic package manager. I noticed that the most recent version in synaptic is 2.6.6 but on texstudio's website they show their current ...
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How can a .key file with UCS2 (2-byte Unicode) encoding be opened?

Is there any way I can read the contents of that file? It's key file of WebStorm. I'm migrating from Ubuntu to one of it's fork (ElementaryOS) and I need to use the registered version which I used on ...
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Text editor with font colouring

Does Ubuntu have a text editor with choosing the colours of font? I don't mean those which highlight programming language syntax with colours for different types of statements. I just mean regular ...
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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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Does `C-x h` and `C-x-h` mean the same thing in Emacs ?

Does C-x h and C-x-h mean the same thing in Emacs ? Why are some commands in Emacs specified without an -, while some are, like the example above ? Does it always mean the same thing ?
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How do I open a text file in my terminal?

There is a file named RESULTS.txt and I want to open this file in my terminal. (I mean I want to see the file contents be displayed in the terminal and not in some text editor) How do I do that ?
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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, in Windows editors. So basically when ever I create a text file in Ubuntu I append the extension .txt, and it does make the file ...
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Lightest text editor with tabs?

Which is the lightest GUI text editor in Ubuntu that supports tabbed windows? I'm looking for a Windows Notepad replacement, but with tabs support. I have no need for syntax highlighting or any other ...
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I want the date and time to be added in a text file whenever I open it

I was using windows 7,8.1, and 10 previously and there was an option in the Notepad that if I type .LOG at the beginning of the file (which is done only once), every time I open the notepad the date ...
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Changing citation style in openoffice

I am working on a scientific paper and I need to enter the citation in a specific way. for paper with more than one author it needs to be [first author name et al. xxxx]. I am working with Jabref and ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...