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Questions tagged [text-editor]

Questions about text editors

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Restoring Last saved Text File

I was just reading some text file and some keys were pressed by me on keyboard and all text was gone from that text file and by mistake I closed that file by "closed with saving" option. This text ...
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Edit a root file in a GUI live system [duplicate]

I need to inspect and repair a Raspberry Pi SD card. This is my main goal. And it should be as simple as possible. It's already bad enough that Windows 10 cannot mount that file system and Android ...
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autosave original file after edit

How to autosave a backup copy of the original text file in Ubuntu 18.02 after editing and saving the modified version? Mousepad does not have a setting for it.
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Highlight text color problem in MySQL Workbench 8.0.13 in Ubuntu 18.04

I started using Workbench to connect with DDBB and making some queries but when I select some text to only execute that part, the text and background color are the same. I read something about ...
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Hindi display of words such as “pra” “gra” in Kate (or other lightweight text editor)

I have the following problem: Hindi display of words such as “pra” “gra” which has been answered for Libreoffice, in the question below: Hindi display of words such as "pra" "gra&...
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Simple text editor for Ubuntu that has proper syntax highlighting for PostgreSQL

Is there a simple, small, fast text editor (like Gedit) for Ubuntu that has very good syntax highlighting for PostgreSQL? Don't suggest something you haven't used. I tested Gedit, Atom, and pgAdmin 4 ...
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How to print via text-editor (like mousepad) from the command-line?

While … libreoffice -p mytextfile.txt … works fine and without opening a window (like head-less mode, which is what I want to do), Libreoffice is a very big application to solve such a small task. ...
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Issues launching Nano from GUI

While I can run nano from command line quite normally, and set it as the default text editor using: sudo update-alternatives --config editor I cannot seem to set it as the default GUI launched text ...
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Gedit won't let me change the text size: stuck in giant text mode

At first glance this sounds like a duplicate of Can't change text size in gedit, but it isn't: in that question they're actually talking about print size, I'm not. I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 and ...
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How to edit Network Manager in Ubuntu 18.04?

I discovered a bug in Ubuntu 18.04 in my system which didn't let me connect to PEAP networks. On searching I found the solution was to edit the configuration file of that wireless network. But ...
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Is there a text editor with language translation?

I need to work with some text files (source code) that have comments in a language that is foreign to me, and I am wondering if there is a text editor available that has some built-in support to make ...
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Erratic text input problem with CudaText editor

I found myself needing a text editor that would handle a large (44Mb) XML file happily. I ran across CudaText (licensed under Mozilla Public License 2.0), a newish cross-platform text editor that has ...
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Text Edit grabs Screenshot for background

I have a system running Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS. In the default "Ubuntu" desktop the Text Editor grabs a screen shot as the back ground. If I change the desktop to "Ubuntu on Wayland" all functions ...
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Howl Editor Setting a Shortcut Key

How to configure the Howl text editor to quit at pressing Ctrl+X? The command is already there, but one needs to Press Alt+X and then 'q' and Enter. Those are four keystrokes, I would like to reduce ...
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Text editor for writing film screenplays

I'm looking at this page on GitHub with the source code to build your own text editor. I want a text editor for movie script writing. What can I use for this purpose on Ubuntu?
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How to setup AutoKey for text auto-completion

How do I setup AutoKey to get the following result? I type a word like ubu in a text editor A window opens with the suggestion ubuntu I can select ubuntu through TAB-key ubu gets replaced with ubuntu
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Is there an easier way to edit a text file in ubuntu? [duplicate]

I need to edit the etc/bash.bashrc file but the VI is being a little complicated. Is there a way to access the folder directly? Not by cmd, and edit by the text editor?
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Do you know of any text editors that are dual paned?

.. so I can text side by side without opening many instances? Thanks!
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How do I use `sudo -e` together with gvim?

So when one edits a file owned by root it is recommended to use sudo -e. This will open a copy of the file in your favorite $EDITOR. Using this together with vim works like a charm. However, when I ...
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Open text file at end of file

Geany is my main text editor. I am looking for a way to open a text file where it shows the last few lines of the file AND be able to edit such file. That would be good for looking at the end of ...
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How open “man node” or other informational command line's output in a text editor? [duplicate]

I'm working with command line and sometime some informational - as manuals readMe and all - output are very large and hard to read in a one shot from the command's line. I wonder how open it directly ...
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Notepad++ has problems with text autocompletion under Wine

I just installed Notepad++ under Wine and I noticed a massive problem. When I type, the autocomplete box appears correctly but it covers up the text that I am typing. This gets annoying because I ...
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Editor and compiler for C#

I am currently learning C# and I need a text editor which can run/execute the code with just one click and take inputs and give output of simple code which I practice as I learn. I have seen ...
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gedit last line obscured by status bar

When I maximize gedit the last line of the text editor is obscured by the status bar at the bottom of the screen. This occurs even if I scroll to the very bottom of the document. Say the document is ...
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Set Gedit font from cli when lauching

Sometime I want to edit RTL text with a specific font. I find it cumbersome to change font all the time. Is there a way I can tell gedit to set a certain font when launching it via cli. The cli ...
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Select range of lines in native linux text-editors (gedit, pluma, nemo)

I have a very large text file, and I want to select part of the text (range of lines. Example: from line 10000 to line 40000 and the text has 100 thousand lines). But I do not see any option in these ...
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New to Linux - Installing and Using a Text Editor for Using Python and PyTorch

I'm new to using Linux (Ubuntu 16.04) and I've installed Vim to use as a text editor, in order to use python and pytorch. However, I haven't been able to open anything resembling a text editor. I've ...
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CLI command being overridden? visual-studio-code is installed alongside sublime text but the CLI command `code` only opens sublime

I am trying to give visual-studio-code a go to see if it would be a good code editor for me. So I have it installed. However, I also already had/have Sublime Text 3 installed. I cannot for the life ...
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What are good coding editors that can run without a GPU?

I have a VM with Ubuntu, which I use mainly for testing code written with my usual tools in Windows. I connect to the VM with ssh and use X11 forwarding. I'm used to VS Code and Sublime Text, but as ...
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Saving file in nano to specific folder

I'm trying to save a file in the nano text editor. I wrote a short test text and entered ctrl+O to save and name the file but I'm not sure how I can save file to a specific folder? and how I can later ...
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Brackets on Ubuntu 18.04 - Fonts not displaying properly

I have Brackets on my Ubuntu 18.04 and fonts in menus are looking strange. I changed the font from the theme editor, but the result is the same. Here is a screenshot:
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Which is the best PHP code editor for Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I am using PhpStorm for PHP coding but it's not working well. Can anyone tell me which is the best editor for coding?
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Install Sublime text editor latest working version

I'm using Ubuntu 16.04 and trying to install Sublime text editor latest version. I tried to install it by using the .deb file but it's asking for a license. I also tried to install it by terminal and ...
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Why does Kate look like this?

Why does Kate look like this? The lines are mounting. I tryed unistall but the problem persist. :(
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Saving files without a trailing newline [duplicate]

Recently I discovered that, after years of thinking various software was adding a newline to the end of my files, it was actually Pluma (or Gedit - same difference) silently adding them all along. ...
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Unable to add Ç on EN keybord and cannot edit the necessary file

The only gideline I found for doing it was to edit /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/gtk-3.0/3.0.0/immodules.cache /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/gtk-2.0/2.10.0/immodules.cache By changing "cedilla" "Cedilla" "...
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How to open a terminal file in TextEdit [duplicate]

I use nano <file_name> to open/edit files on my remote Digital Ocean server (running Ubuntu 16.04). However it's very hard to edit so is there a way to open these files in TextEdit? I tried to ...
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Any binary editor to open a file in binary form (1 and 0) NOT HEX?

I want to open a binary files in the form of 0s and 1s. I've found several editors on the internet but all of them display hexadecimal not binary.
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Cross compilation error

scripts/kconfig/conf --silentoldconfig Kconfig *** *** Configuration file ".config" not found! *** *** Please run some configurator (e.g. "make oldconfig" or *** "make menuconfig" or "make xconfig"). ...
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How to edit a .odt file from the terminal?

I work a lot with LibreOffice Writer. I wanted to know if there was a way to edit the text through the terminal?
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Can I use my .lang file with Sublime text?

I wrote a .lang file in order to highlight words with colours in my text editor on Ubuntu. This file works in both gedit and xed, having been placed in the same directory location. I installed ...
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Create a desktop icon to invoke text editor for a specified file

I'm still a complete noob as regards Unix/Linux/Ubuntu. Per that earlier question, I tried installing Ubuntu 4 years ago, but gave up when I couldn't even manage to configure my screen resolution. I ...
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Can the cat command edit a text file as well as read it? [duplicate]

I am trying to learn all I can about the cat command. I am going to be using it for its light weight performance and its ability to work in nothing but a command line. I know it can create a text ...
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Is there any way to add outline support to gedit to make it more usable for coding?

Geany for example has a sidebar with a "symbols" section showing functions and variables.
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edit json file using script [duplicate]

I have a json file that it has more than 30k lines, and I need to replace all instances of }{ in the file with },{ by using script shell or just a text editor like less or vim.
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16.04: crontab -e editor settings / Python syntax highlighting in vim

crontab -e defaults to using vi for editing. This is not usually a problem. vi is an excellent editor, and easy to learn. Recently I've begun to use vim which is installed by sudo apt-get update ...
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Tool for viewing LibreOffice Writer files in terminal window

I am using a couple of documentation files in LibreOffice (.odt) format. Normally, I access them with LibreOffice Writer of course. But there are times when I can only connect to the site with a text ...
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How to view huge text file via Vi or gedit

I have generated a wordlist.txt of 11 GB by crunch-3.6. When I try to open the file with Vi or gedit, I run into problems because of the file size. How can I view this file?
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Cannot open text editor with double click in ftp Nautilus

I am working on some ftp in which there are some php files, but whenever I double click on files it gets opened in browser, while local php files opens in text editor. How to open php in ftp with ...
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How to open .cpp file with notepadqq application?

Currently I am using default text editor (gedit) to write C++ programs. Now I wanted to use notepadqq application rather than gedit. I have installed notepadqq. The problem I am facing, create a ...