Questions about text editors in general (i.e. programs used for editing plain text files).

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splitting the gvim editor window horizontally

In gvim editor how to split the editor window horizontally? so that includes two files and can see simultaneously ?
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server file owner and group changed when editing file locally [duplicate]

If i edit the file from a remote server via text editor (geany, sublime text..etc) locally, the file user and group will changed to the logged user. Let say if I accessing the remote file with root ...
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Move in crontab -e editor

I'm trying to manipulate the editor of crontab but it's really really confusing. So I launch the creation of a new crontab with crontab -e Then the default editor opens. Now from there, it's seems to ...
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Setting editor in mutt: vim with parameters?

I am exploring mutt as an email client - and I like it very much - my only problem is setting the editor to be vim with some extra parameters. Ideally, I would like something like set editor='vim -c ...
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How to add hostname as first line of a file

I have a file which has a few lines. one two three four five I need to add hostname of the server I'm working on as the first line of the file. For example if abcd555.india.com is the server, the ...
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Can I edit library with text editor?

I want to edit python library in Visual Studio Code. I dont know how to do it and editing in another folder and then sudo cp edited_file library_path is annoying. I tried something like sudo ./Visual\...
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Edit the editor in bash and other shells

Executing the fc builtin causes bash and other shells to fire up $FCEDIT on the last command. Because FCEDIT is a variable, this is inherently customizable. Is it possible to also customize the ...
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Find-grep for List of .tex Files?

My document.tex where I want to get the list of files, and grep those files with the term gastric \subimport{}{1.2_protocal_answers.tex} \subimport{}{2_protocol_answers.tex} 1.2_protocal_answers....
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Why is npm struggling to connect to the internet on my Arch?

So while downloading the Atom Text Editor through the command yaourt -S atom-editor, but I get these errors: Installing build modules... npm ERR! Linux 4.5.4-1-ARCH npm ERR! argv "/usr/bin/node" "/...
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Tring to install Atom Text Editor on my Arch by using Yaourt

I am currently trying to install Atom Text Editor (atom-editor on Yaourt). However I get the errors below: ==> Downloading atom-editor-arch PKGBUILD from AUR... x .SRCINFO x .gitignore x PKGBUILD ...
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How can I view my virtualbox guest unix filesystem from the host windows file/text editor? [closed]

I'm running Ubuntu/CentOS in a virtualbox guest and am trying to configure various services to run on it (nginx, php, memcache and more). As a novice Unix user, I'm finding it slow to use the console ...
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How to avoid that Geany editor changes owner of file when it's edited?

I use Geany to edit files in a web app that resides in /var/www. The owner and group of /var/www and all sub directories and files are www-data:www-data. My user account is a member of that group and ...
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Unknown media type error while installing

I'm trying to install gmate on fedora 23 First, it require some packages: pywebkitgtk, python-sexy, python-inotify and ack Installing them without any problems: [root@host gmate] # dnf install ...
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Launch editor from a shell script with text

I know it is possible to launch the default editor from a shell script. For example, assuming the $EDITOR environment variable is set: $EDITOR ~/newfile.txt Is it possible to open a new file with ...
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Edit .docx files with Emacs?

I'm starting with Emacs, and testing around I wondered if I could edit my own .docx file from there, just to explore its features and that stuff. But my surprise is huge when, having the text ...
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Manjaro: Change default text editor to Sublime Text 3

I recently installed Manjaro Linux. I love everything so far, but I have been having some issues with my favorite text editor, Sublime Text 3. I installed it from Octopi, but I can't run it from the ...
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Text editor that allows for coloring of arbitrary text (and exporting thereof)?

I have a rather large backtrace, which is kind of difficult to read, so I thought I'd color the portions of the backtrace text for easier reading. (I thought, as a backtrace problem, this question is ...
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How can apropos find emacs?

Funny thing is, after 25 years of hearing what apropos can do -- 25 years ago I didn't understand what it can do -- yesterday I just found that it is for making suggestions for what tools or command ...
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syntax highlghting in vim

I have text files which have extensions *.sc. So to make syntax highlighting for some of the keywords in that type of text files I created ~/.vim/syntax/sc.cim. Below is the file content. user $ cd ~/...
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notepad++ adds \r to shell scripts [closed]

I noticed notepad++ adds characters when writing bash scripts. For example a simple wait script written in notepad++ it adds \r breaking the script. The standard windows notepad does not have this ...
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Need help copying text from a webpage into vi?

I have this wall of text open on my browser that I need to copy and paste into vi in order to edit it. I tried controlC and controlV and it didn't work. I tried looking online, but everyone said to ...
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Opened file with several million lines: how to close it?

I've just accidentally opened rockyou.txt in Kali Linux on a fairly slow computer. It has now been sitting on the desktop loading the 30million words for over an hour. It is not frozen, as I can still ...
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Move one screen row up/down in a multi-line text

I have a multiline text in my Vim editor as, One line of text is spread across multiple lines as shown above. For editing, i would like to move up/down one display line (screen-row) at a time. But ...
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Any text-editor which list numbers of words in a file?

Does anybody of a GUI FOSS text-editor which shows number of words by default in a document. If not the one in which having such a preference is the easiest. I am looking for a text-editor which ...
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What's the best way display tabs/spaces in my plain text files

I have a file that unfortunately contains both tabs and spaces. How do I display them so I know if a particular space is actually tab or space?
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Text Editor like WordGrinder [closed]

I like to write text files in an CLI environment. No distractions. However, the problem is that the common editors like vim, nano, joe are not suited to - and not intended for - writing large amounts ...
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Kate Editor - insert document properties such as file name into text

I would like to insert the file name and other document properties into the text of the document automatically in Kate. Is there a code that will do this? I'm thinking about something like the ...
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Is there a text-editor in GNU/Linux where CTRL++ for making font bigger works?

In GNU/Linux all the text editors I have used I have go to and make the font bigger size via going through the menu. Is there a text-editor where you can use or bind CTRL++ and CTRL+- to zoom in and ...
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Installing Atom editor on RedHat (Scientific) without root priviliges

I'm on the verge of giving up installing the atom editor on a university machine to which I don't have root access to. The instructions on the Github page for building from source require some ...
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Polish–Vietnamese mojibake in a .txt file, using LibreOffice, mousepad, and vim

I have a trouble with some .txt file. When I try open it with mousepad, vim or LibreOffice Writer in every case some Polish letters are changing to another, incorrectly (i.e. correct char ś and ć are ...
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Why are mtime and ctime changing for a directory when a file is modified?

I am learning about atime, ctime, mtime with regard to files and directories. It seems to me that if I modify a file within a directory, I haven't changed the "directory file" itself in its inode or ...
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Edit columnar data in vim

Data Name Age Madhavan 29 saravana<Tab Press> ! How can i edit this data in vim in a tabular fashion? When i press tab key from column 1 in row 3, ...
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Specify the format of application temp/backup files in kde

Many text editors will create temporary or backup files with the format <filename>~. Because of this, folders appear very cluttered with tons of files duplicated in this way ( <original> &...
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Editing multiple files simultaneously with vim/gedit

I'm trying to save some work by editing multiple files with the same name located in different directories: $ mkdir -p directory_{0..10}/results How may I create files with the same name in all ...
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How to reset Kate default color schemes?

I accidentally changed some of Kate's default color schemes. How do I set them back to default? I tried reinstalling (including with the option to remove config files) but it kept my changes.
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color scheme setup for iTerm

How do you setup color scheme of iTerm on Mac? For color scheme, I mean using different color to display folder name, file name, machine name, etc.
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How do I remotely edit files via ssh?

I have to edit some files placed on some server I could reach via ssh. I would prefer to edit these files in customized vim on my workstation (I have not rights to change vim settings on remote server)...
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How to configure Alpine to use an alternate editor on Mac OS X?

I'm considering using Alpine on OS X (Yosemite). I have most things configured, but I want to be able to use a GUI text editor (specifically OS X's TextEdit) as the Alpine alternative editor, so that ...
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Color syntax highlighting working on one system but not the others. Same nanorc file

I'm trying to set my color syntax highlighting in nano, but it doesn't work as expected. One system everything works. This is an Fedora 21 laptop. Two systems everything I've tried except man ...
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Modify part of line if keyword is found using sed? [duplicate]

I want to modify a line if a specific keyword is found in a line. CS_CODE, SM_NUM, PORT_NUM, DEV_PORT_NUM, DIRNUM, MAIN_DIRNUM, BILL_NO, ADR_NAME In above line, if 'PORT_NUM' is present then '...
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How to switch from input mode into command mode in ed ?

As far as I know, ed starts in command mode. Once I input i,a or c ed changes into input mode. So far it worked. Now I read that in order to switch from input mode into command mode one has to input ",...
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How to weave the words of a string into a block of strings in vim?

Given a string and a block of strings e.g. String: Use three words. Block: This is the first string of another block of strings. This is the second string of another block of strings. This is the ...
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Moving by page without chords in Vim

Often I want to skim through a document or piece of code, which I do with page down (Ctrl-D) and page up (Ctrl-U), but it feels like I am violating the spirit of Vim using emacs-like chords/control ...
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Is there something similar to the Notepad++ session workflow?

Is tmux+vim/nano the closest thing to the Notepad++ workflow (in recent versions of Notepad++ that automatically save session state)? I really miss that, it was convenient to just dump text I copied ...
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A Sublime editor feature for vim… File pre-view?

I was wondering if there was a vim plug-in for the Sublime editor feature showing a smaller version of the file currently being edited, generally in the right hand side of the window -- see picture ...
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Linux log file structure change, abnormal (?) sed behaviour

Ok, so I tried to get this 0x0000: 4500 0044 68f7 4000 4011 25c7 8083 d0bf E..Dh.@.@.%..... 0x0010: 8083 da24 85b1 15b3 0030 1e8b 3132 3033 ...$.....0..1203 0x0020: 3132 2e37 3836 3036 2c20 ...
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In VIM how do you run a command silently in the background?

I'm using ubuntu and currently have the following line in my vimrc file: nnoremap < leader >dc :execute 'silent !drush cc all' | redraw! The command works but it doesnt hit me back to the ...
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Choice of editor when running under sudo

On an Ubuntu 12.04 machine I've used the alternatives system to set the editor to vim.basic. I get the correct editor when root but not when I sudo to root and run crontab, and I'm trying to ...
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Cursor keys do not jump over tabs in Vim

When I step over a tab with the cursor keys (h and l), the cursor does not jump over the tab, it just goes one space at a time. This is annoying because I am not sure if there is a tab there or spaces....
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why does emacs stop superuser from editing files without permissions?

If I have a file I want to edit, as root, I should have the ability to modify it regarless of the permissions. But this does not seem to be the case with all text editors, emacs in particular. If ...