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is there a text editor which does not change the list of recent files?

I am using 18.04 Sometimes I am editing a text file in gedit when I have to lookup and copy from other text files. Doing that in gedit will fill up the list of recent files with these other files, ...
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How to make the Delete key work in micro (text editor) when this is running under st terminal (from bspwm)?

How to make the Delete key work in the Micro text editor, when this is running under st terminal (from bspwm)? When I press the Delete key, this sequence appears: "[P". I have tried changing the ...
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How to enable auto close bracket inside a bracket in GEANY editor

I like the geany text editor very much. However, one thing that I don't like is that while I code in C/C++, the auto-close bracket option does not work inside similar types of brackets. Here's an ...
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Issue with a text editor in ubuntu 18.04

Text editor does not show the latest parts of the text format files when I take up it to the left side of the screen. like below image
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Editing Text file header (Fasta format)

This is a fasta format heading >KRH76248 pep chromosome:Glycine_max_v2.1:1:47401227:47414434:-1 gene:GLYMA_01G141900 transcript:KRH76248 gene_biotype:protein_coding transcript_biotype:...
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Xed not installing [duplicate]

Just installed Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. Trying to install Xed but get the following message: Err http://ppa.launchpad.net/embrosyn/xapps/ubuntu focal Release 404 Not Found [IP: 2001:67c:1560:...
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Mu-editor installation failed

I tried to install Mu-editor from the terminal with pip install mu-editor. It downloaded everything, and at the end of installation I got this error: ERROR: Command errored out with exit status 1: ...
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GEdit: spell check multiple languages — Is there a way?

I have migrated to Linux (Ubuntu) from Windows, where I used Notepad++ as text editor. One of the features I really miss is ability to spell-check multi-language documents. I mean, documents ...
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I need to repeat control-c to copy text in gedit, libreoffice writer, etc

When I copy a text, either a single word or a novel-length text, in text-editors like LibreOffice writer or Gedit, sometimes I need to hit control-c again because it doesn't work and it will paste the ...
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How to combine TSV file

I have four TSV files like this: file_1: abc \t 1 def \t 3 ghi \t 5 file_2: abc \t 10 def \t 4 ghi \t 7 file_3: abc \t 8 def \t 5 ghi \t 1 file_4: abc \t 4 def \t 2 ghi \t 1 I want to combine ...
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How to filter data with the highest number

I have thousands data like this: abc_1 abc_2 abc_3 abc_4 def_1 def_2 def_3 ghi_1 ghi_2 I want to filter it to get only data with the highest number which is abc_4, def_3, ghi_2. How I can get it?
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How to split string in TSV file

I have TSV file like this: abc_1 def_2 ghi_3 jkl_4 mno_5 I want to split that in to the: abc def ghi jkl mno and 1 2 3 4 5 How I can get that?
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Are there any frequently pre-loaded editors on Ubuntu, which natively support x86 Intel assembly syntax highlight?

This would be nice, as I will need it for exams. However I can not tell exactly which applications will be pre-installed, because we use VMs at University and during exams we can only launch an ...
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How can I install the minimap plugin for vi or vim?

My System Ubuntu Desktop 18.04 LTS Window Manager: i3WM No virtualization. Native install. Parts of this question comes from my post on Facebook Some days ago I was trying to identify this ...
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How to display the 10 most recent started processes

I am trying to pipe the output of ps -ax -o pid,lstart into an awk and work with that or try to sort by a certain collumn using sort , but the output of ps -ax -o pid,lstart is something like 1 ...
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Add an editor to a list of terminal system editors

When you use vipw or crontab or just type select-editor you are presented with the list of the editors installed on the system. How do I add my custom editor to that list?
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How to set the Configuration up for “Text Editor”?

Is there a way to set the default tabs, language etc, of the built in "Text Editor", I'd like to change the tab length , that is defaulted to 8, to 2. Thank you!
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How can one copy text from nano in Ubuntu WSL2 and paste it into a Windows application?

Microsoft has made this nifty tool called Windows Subsystem for Linux. WSL2 creates a lightweight VM running Linux (in this case Ubuntu) to facilitate using Linux on Windows. Within WSL2 (Ubuntu) I'...
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Installing intelligent text completition for gedit on Ubuntu 19.10

I'm trying to install the package "intelligent text completition 3.8" for gedit by following this guide: Unpack the archive Put intelligent_text_completion.plugin and intelligent_text_completion.py ...
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How to open terminal output with a texteditor without the creation of a new file?

Let's say that I want the output of ls viewed in nano or tilde. I would do the following: ls >> tmp nano tmp rm tmp I don't like this because it creates a dumpfile that I sometimes forget to ...
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Thinner fonts on Ubuntu?

I love using Consolas and Inconsolata, they are my favorite fonts. But in Ubuntu, compared to Windows and Mac, they just look very thin. Can I use a different font rendering application? I'm using ...
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Is there a markdown “rich text” editor?

I have become fed up with writing down markdown tables scratch, I need some "rich text editor like" program to automate creation of markdown for me and hence of tables. The only rich text editor I ...
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Is there a text editor that can run shell scripts?

I will often change a small script in gedit and then run it from a terminal. Isn't there a simple text editor with a "Run" button or something to streamline this? Even in Eclipse it's not trivial. I'm ...
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How to work on a text editor and have key bindings [pause/resume/rewind 5 sec] for a video player?

I need to correct some captions. I have them in a text file and I need to check them against the relative video. I am currently using just the gnome default text editor/video player, and using my ...
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Is it possible to set the default file extension for new files in sublime text?

I want new files to have default .txt extension. How can I do this?
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Grub file can't be saved after modification

Every time I try to edit the grub file it does not let me save it. It says "access denied" or, in a different editor: Object not accessible. The object cannot be accessed due to insufficient user ...
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How do I edit configuration files?

I'm a beginner to Ubuntu. Can anyone tell me how to edit a configuration file? This is on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. Thanks in advance.
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How change default font of hyperlinks in Abiword?

Abiword - hyperlinks all displaying with blue, underlined font. I would like to change this so all hyperlinks display with a particular font of my choosing. How do I do it? Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS ...
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Is there a way to change gedit encoding from UI?

I have a txt file that came to me from windows Gedit can't read it properly (cyrillic became garbage) So far I haven't found a way to make gedit read it by changing something from UI Gedit itself has ...
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Taskbar Kate icon no type= entry

I dragged the Kate editor icon to the taskbar but when I click it I get the message "The desktop entry file /home/jim/.local/share/plasma_icons/org.kde.kate.desktop has no Type=... entry" I found the ...
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Ubuntu Gedit Text editor missing “undo last action” and “re do last action” arrows

I used to have Ubuntu Gedit text editor Version 3.10.4, with a very nice toolbar, with one icon with the shape of an arrow, dedicated to the "un-do last change" and one icon with the shape of an ...
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Leafpad not available for newer releases of Ubuntu?

I see that my favourite text editor Leafpad has been dropped by Debian and now also from Ubuntu versions 19.04 Disco Dingo and onward. How can I get this simple text editor installed now?
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How to find and replace multiple text lines with corrosponding text?

I have number of files and a set of find and replace text combinations. For example, I have a set of find text and replace text like this, find - "margin" replace with "new_margin" find - "color" ...
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Libre Office sometimes taking wrong characters

I'm using LibreOffice 6.2.2.2 on Ubuntu 18.10 since a week and on every document characters are sometimes lost or placed in the wrong way. By that I mean that as I type for example linux it will print ...
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Modifying Large JSON Files in Linux

I have a need to modify large JSON files that choke most editors (meaning: most editors will take a long time to open the file, and even after the file is loaded, the editor will become unresponsive ...
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Alternative to basic text editors in ubuntu wsl

Currently I have a ubuntu terminal that I downloaded from the MS store. I would like to be able to edit code without using nano/vim/emacs. Is this possible? Can I use an external editor like visual ...
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Problems with text editors on ubuntu

So, I am new to Ubuntu, which is required for my CS course that primarily focus on ruby and Ocaml. The problem that I'm having is that whenever I try to open up the project file with command "ruby ...
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gedit is crashing again and again

I am using ubuntu mate 18.04 and I installed gedit in it alongside pluma (mate default text editor) so I can manage my text notes with gedit. I was also using this setup in ubuntu 16.04, ubuntu mate ...
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DEL key of Keyboard does not work

I tried searching in the forum but could not find any solution to my problem. When I press Delete (as in text-editor), it does not do anything. I would like it to perform its usual functionality, ...
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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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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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