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I am not able to uninstall emacs from ubuntu using the terminal?

I am trying to uninstall emacs from my ubuntu system but I am not able to do so. I have run the command sudo apt-get remove --purge emacs. But still, I see emacs present in my system. I also tried to ...
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Remap Keys in EMACS

Specifically I want to remap the PAGE UP key to the HOME key and the PAGE DOWN key to the end key page up -> home page down -> end what should I add to the emacs config file. Thanks.
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How to configure slrn so that nano is the text editor?

How is slrn configured so that nano is used as an editor? nicholas@mordor:~$ nicholas@mordor:~$ grep vim .slrnrc %set editor_command "vim -c %d '%s'" nicholas@mordor:~$ nicholas@mordor:~$ ...
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How to get extensions for VSCodium behind proxy?

I am trying to use VSCodium behind a corporate proxy that uses a self-signed certificate. I have "http.proxyStrictSSL": false configured in my settings.json and VSCodium inherits from ...
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How to install Geany 2.0 on Ubuntu 22.04

How to install Geany 2.0 on Ubuntu 22.04? It's been released recently but doesn't seem to have ready to use builds as of now.
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Why micro is not recognized as text editor in Ubuntu 22.04?

I installed micro with sudo apt install micro on 22.04 I want to use visudo with micro. export EDITOR=micro then next line visudo opens in nano. So, then I tried sudo update-alternatives --config ...
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How to paste the copied text from LibreOffice to the text editor

The text editor in Ubuntu 18.04 is not showing the paste option. I am trying to copy some text from LibreOffice Writer and paste it in the Text editor, but it is not working. First I couldn't see any ...
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paste a text in two place at the same time in the nano editor

I have a text file: #"UDP-/32", "UA", 0, "any", "any", udp, 0.0.0.0/0, /32, {x, x, x} Is there a way so I can paste a text before /32 at the same time, like ...
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How can I maintain the original creation date or crtime of .txt files I create?

I take a lot of notes in plain .txt files that I write in the default text editor and it is very useful for me. There is only one thing missing to make my "workflow" perfect. I would really ...
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script to compare two files and remove match line in file A

I have two files. file A: Modern Tales: Age Of Invention Playstation 4, 1935, 3478-3480 Modern Tales: Age Of Invention Xbox One, 3074 Moero Chronicle Switch, 6667, 12400, 28910, 29900, 29901, 29920 ...
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cut even lines and merge to upper line

I have a file like with CRLF line terminators: Green Day: Rock Band Xbox 360 3074 Green Hell Steam 27015-27030, 27036-27037 Green Hell Switch 6667, 12400, 28910, 29900, 29901, 29920 Adios Steam Adios ...
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How to set Vim as the default text editor in Linux (Ubuntu)?

I found another way to set Vim as the default text editor in Ubuntu but I would like to know why this tutorial is not working for me: https://www.a2hosting.com/kb/developer-corner/linux/setting-the-...
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Text Editor's menu not fully visible

On Ubuntu 20.04.4 LTS with GNOME 3.36.8 I just noticed that the default (Gnome) text editor gedit 3.36.2 cannot display it's menu when the menu is higher than the window. Screenshot (It seems adding ...
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Qt creator text editor malfunction under Ubuntu 22.04

I've upgraded my Ubuntu from 20.04 to 22.04 today (clean install) and went through the motions of setting up my development environment. (apt install build-essential libxcb-xinerama0, setting up for ...
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I am looking for a text editor allowing to save and edit a list of search and replace expressions (search in multiple files, a plus)

I am looking for a text editor for linux (I am using Ubuntu) that is able to save, let me edit and choose among a list of search and replace list. I have looked around and cannot find what I am ...
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Atom text editor on Ubuntu 22.04

Since I moved to Ubuntu 22.04 I have some issues with various apps and Atom text editor is one of them. Even if I somehow manage to install apps they don't work properly or don't work at all. I used ...
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Can I set specific lines to be included by default in new files?

Can I save specific lines in a text file which can be shown always by default whenever I make another text file again in the future? As an example, when I make a new text file in Ubuntu it's going to ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 text editor jump

If I'm writing in Qt Creator and go to firefox do some browsing, tab switching and go back to Qt Creator, sometimes the cursor jumps and scrolls to some random location (I think to the top) which is ...
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Can we have a terminal that we can write like a text editor?

Something that (for me) doesn't make sense is that terminals don't act like other text areas, like when we write on a text editor or on your browser. Features like copy and paste, select text, etc, ...
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"[[17~^" is auto added in terminal

When I open the terminal and press 6, it start typing "[[17~^" automatically and it continues. I also noticed that sometime it starts without pressing 6 or any key. Additional issue to that, ...
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Default text editor for Ubuntu Server 22.04 LTS minimal installation

Anyone know what is the default text editor for Ubuntu Server 22.04 LTS with minimal installation? I tried vim, nano, editor, gedit. none of the above is working.
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Write/Prepare a word document (.dot) in LibreOffice (or any similar format or program) with a text editor (and then convert it to .docx)

I am mostly using latex with text editor for writing articles, however there are some journals that require manuscript to be written in .docx format. A good conversion from .pdf to .docx is possible ...
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Text editor to easily browse through a large text file [duplicate]

What simple text editor would you recommend to easily browse and scroll through a large file (a few hundred megabytes+)? For example, gedit has a problem that when a file is opened, part of the file ...
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Unable to see and edit the character that is typed when you press the Enter key in simple text editors like KWrite [closed]

I'm a newbie to the KDE Plasma interface. I find myself unable to see and edit the character that is typed when you press the Enter key in simple text editors like KWrite.
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How can I install `joe` on VM ubuntu? [duplicate]

I was trying to instal joe editor on my newly created VM Ubuntu but it fails. buntu@ubuntu:~/Desktop$ sudo apt-get install -y joe Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading ...
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How do I change the text editor used by Git to micro?

I like the Micro text editor. I prefer it to nano, personally. However, even when I have it installed, Git defaults to nano. How can I change what text editor git commit uses?
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GHEX Find ascii

I installed GHEX on Ubuntu 20.04 and I want to do a search for ascii text. However, the Find window only allows hex entry. I don't see a way of searching for ascii. I tried uninstalling GHEX and ...
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How to exit full screen mode in Atom Text Editor?

I just enabled Full screen mode in the Atom text editor and now I am unable to exit it, I saw a tutorial on YouTube but it didn't work for me. How can I fix this and exit fullscreen mode?
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How to open Ubuntu files in an interface friendly editor from Windows?

I am using Ubuntu app inside the Windows 10. I am writing some programs inside the Ubuntu OS, able to edit the files through the Vim editor from terminal interface. I am wondering if there is a way to ...
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How to create a file with the following structure?

Consider the following rows: E i -1 -1.0000000000000000e+00 -1.0000000000000000e+00 -1.0000000000000000e+00 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 U GEV MM V -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 P 1 535 0.0000000000000000e+00 0....
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For Nano, is it possible to include 'Backspace' in a custom keyboard shortcut binding in the .nanorc config file?

I am looking to create a keyboard shortcut for the Nano text editor to remove the word to the left of the cursor using the key combination Ctrl + Backspace. Is the key backspace able to be included in ...
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Is it possible to get latest version of medit (aka mooedit) for Ubuntu 20.04 LTS version?

Sometimes I use medit. It is available only for Ubuntu 18.04 LTS from official repository at old 1.2.0-3 version. Is it possible to get latest Medit for Ubuntu 20.04 LTS?
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How to restore the previous version of log file?

I run my program on my college server and have to provide a log file to update the results of the program. Accidently I submitted a program without updating the name of the log file and hence the ...
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Which CLI text editor does not waste screen space?

Vim has a non-removable status bar at the bottom. Nano has the same problem with its title bar. Surely there has to be an alternative for entering text in full-screen without any frills? I often jot ...
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Split text file by =

I have a bunch of .dat files (about 1000) in separate folders. each of them has some kind of data like below : Carreau Poseuille Flow Velocity in lattice units: u=0.00210431 Reynolds number: ...
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how can I change the default position of Text Editor (Gedit)?

Using Ubuntu 21.04, GNOME 3.38.5 I am new to Linux. I have grown accustomed to windows opening in their last-used location. I prefer my text editor (which I use a lot) on the right-hand side of my ...
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Which terminal text editor uses GUI-like keyboard shortcuts?

I seek an editor where Ctrl+C copies, Ctrl+X cuts, Ctrl+V pastes, Ctrl+Z undos, Ctrl+Y redos, F3 searches and F2 renames. When I click the left mouse button, the cursor should go there. All modes ...
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Opening this file in nano shows peculiar red area

I have a simple text file. When I open it with nano, there is a red area covering space in front of some of the text. I have never seen this: What can I do about this?
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Ctrl+Shift+Left or Right doesn't select words in Ubuntu 20.04

I have an Ubuntu 20.04 laptop. I upgraded from 16.04 to 18.04 and then to 20.04. While working in 16.04 pressing Ctrl+Shift+left used to select the word to the left of cursor. However, on upgrading to ...
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Highlight TODO and other keywords in the Text Editor (gedit) isn't working

I'm using the Text Editor (gedit) for couple months. I have downloaded the inkpot theme because it seems good. https://gist.github.com/carmelom/14e74271d4c03f3028f0e050be0e7f0a The problem is, it's ...
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Libre Office will not stop reverting to USA language (even after uninstall)... how to stop it?

I'm in UK, but each time I create a new text document the language always starts as English USA. I've gone into options language settings and changed all to English UK, but every time I create a new ...
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TED for Joplin (to replace Evernote/Tusk)

The intent here is to use Joplin as a note taking app to replace Evernote/Tusk . However Joplin's editor is oriented for coders, whereas my needs are for a good RTF text editor. A blog recommended ...
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Text editor row and font color problem ( Ubuntu 20.10 - Dark Mode active)

When I'm using Text Editor, the font and active row colors are the same and I can't read this text on the active row:
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Why is 000-default.conf a symlink?

Why is 000-default.conf a symlink? lrwxrwxrwx 1 cole cole 35 Mar 3 10:36 000-default.conf -> ../sites-available/000-default.conf I am trying to use notepad via WinSCP to edit and save my changes ...
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Good Text Editor With Macros [closed]

Do you know of a usable text editor with monospace font and support for macros? On Windows, I used to use notepad++ which was great. It's Linux equivalent nqq doesn't have macro support. I tried ...
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Simple note taking app on Ubuntu that allows markdown and copy paste of tables in spreadhseet format

(tag suggestions welcome) I've been exploring note taking apps, including those listed here and here. Preference is a foss app. I installed Simplenote which seems nice but already does more than I ...
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My terminal does not redirecting to Text Editor App

I'm using ubuntu 20.04 . Today I reinstalled it , and then i was trying to execute this command via terminal sudo nano /etc/fstab While I execute it, it opens a text file and it was supposed to open ...
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How to edit files in GUI text editors as root?

This time and another I need to edit some files that are supposed to be edited by root only. I would very much prefer to do it in a GUI text editor rather than using command line tools like nano or vi....
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Text editor remembers new files without explicity saving to disk

I'm searching for a texteditor (similar to notepad++) if I write a text in a new (unsaved) file and close this texteditor (or crashes), the file is still here if I reopen notepad++, without ever ...
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Cannot save or exit in sudoeditor

I am new using sudoeditor and I just want to edit sources.list file and then exit. However, after editing the file, I cannot save or exit. First I press ESC and then try to type the activated cursor ...
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