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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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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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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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10answers
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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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2answers
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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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1answer
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Command to append line to a text file without opening an editor

Assuming i have a line that i want to add to a file without opening an editor. How could i append this line alias list='ls -cl --group-directories-first' to this file config.fish
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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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3answers
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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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3answers
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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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2answers
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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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8answers
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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 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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8answers
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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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2answers
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How Do I update Sublime Text 2?

I have Sublime Text 2 installed and I have it configured to my liking. There is a newer version of Sublime Text 2, but I have put off downloading it since I do not want to loose my configuration. I ...
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2answers
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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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6answers
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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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3answers
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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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2answers
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gedit modelines – What are they? How do they work?

There is a gedit plugin called Modelines and the plugin is described as Emacs, Kate and Vim-style modelines support for gedit. What are modelines? And how do they work in gedit?
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1answer
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How can I use bitmap fonts in gvim?

When doing actual work, I can't stand the scalable monospaced fonts that are available to me with the default install. How can I make gVim use the good old 6x13 x11 font?
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1answer
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Editing with nano, Alt is caught by the window menus, how can I fix that?

The Alt key is used for many useful commands, but unfortunately it's caught by the terminal window to activate the window menus (File, Edit, ...). I would like to either force the terminal window to ...
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0answers
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Good text editor for Ruby on Rails programming? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is a good text editor for developing code on? I'm trying to find a text editor that I can use for doing Ruby on Rails development. I have been using TextMate on my ...
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2answers
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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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2answers
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How can I keep two different font sizes on two different documents?

I am using Xubuntu and I need to keep document A with font size 8 and B with with font size 12. If I save A with font size 8, this switches the font size to 8 for all the other documents, including B. ...
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1answer
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Is it possible to do a RegEx Find in Cream (VIM's derivative) via the dialogs?

In Cream, I simply can't find the RegEx option mentioned on Cream's info page Basic Features * Find and Find/Replace dialogs use intuitive search, with Regular Expressions as an option (Ctrl+F ...