Questions tagged [kate]

Kate (KDE Advanced Text Editor) is a text editor that is part of the KDE project.

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Why does Kate replace spaces in filename with “%20”, thus preventing opening it?

I'm using the Kate editor ver 16.04.2 on live knoppix 7.7.1 on a usb stick. When I double-click on a normal text file in pcmanfm, Kate opens but it replaces the spaces in the filename with %20, and ...
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Scrolling behavior in Kate

On my system, one click of the scroll wheel on the mouse moves 3 lines. Kate seems to be scrolling based on 3 file-lines. Whereas something like Notepad++ in Windows scrolls 3 visible-lines (which ...
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Kate can't show some newline characters using escape sequences

Kate and KWrite both don't show all \n characters. Problems appear to be next to where there are empty lines. The problem isn't just in the highlighting itself. Wrong number of matches are found. ...
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How can I install KateSql plugin on ubuntu?

I just installed kate by typing sudo apt-get install kate Now I want to install this kate sql plugin and google is not helping me. I downloaded a punch of files from here But what should I do ...
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How to create a Kate highlight syntax to CSV files

I'm working with CSV files and I'm using vim because of the rainbow csv plugin that makes the editing easier: http://www.vim.org/scripts/script.php?script_id=4598 But I prefer using Kate and as I ...
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How to have Kate spell check ignore run together words?

I use Kate editor for scientific programming (Fortran, Python, matlab) and would like to leave spell check on, but have it automatically ignore words that have been run together to create a variable ...
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AsciiDoc syntax highlighting plugin for Kate?

I'm looking for a way to add AsciiDoc syntax highlighting to the Kate editor. I haven't found anything yet, but I feel sure some solution exists because AsciiDoc appears to be very popular (and is ...
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How to switch text direction to rtl & ltr in kate and kwrite

How can I switch the text direction in kate and kwrite editors? I have English & Persian layouts and want to read the Persian text as right to left but I can't seem to be able to switch the ...
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How to set default syntax highlighting in Kate

By default when a new document is opened in Kate, the highlighting is set to normal, i.e. none. Is there any way to change this behavior, with a result that when a new "untitled" document is opened C ...
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Kate Editor: force Python files to use spaces instead of tabs

For Python files, I must use spaces for indenting. My default Kate editor setting uses tabs. I don't want to change the default, but I want to configure the proper settings for Python files. I found ...
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Kate editor installing custom syntax highlighting files for older versions

I am, unfortunately, forced to work remotely with a remote machine which runs on a very old version of centos. I need to do some SystemVerilog coding. This machine is limited to an intranet and ...
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kate: flickery line-number popup

Kate is showing line numbers in a popup box, like a tool-tip, when I scroll up or down. The box flickers when scrolling with touchpad / pointing stick, and I hate it. Can I disable it? Version: ...
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Kate and indented comments

Is there a way to to configure Kate so that, when I use the Comment tool, it indents the comments to where the code is currently indented? For example, consider the following Ruby code. def ...
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Kate editor: how to define / add filetype filters in file dialogs?

I use Kate extensively. When opening and saving files, I would like to have several pre-defined options to filter by filetype (extension). In Arch Linux Kate only shows the "All Files" filter in file ...
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KDE5 kate wont open remote ssh location (fish) of currently opened file

Since moving to the new Linux Mint 18.1 the KDE version that comes with is KDE5. In KDE4 when using kate on a remote file using fish:// when asking to open another file it would have opened the ...
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fedora 24 - kate and texmaker appear zoomed

I just installed texmaker and kate in my fedora 24 system. The problem is that they appear "zoomed in" and they cannot function properly as the following picture shows However, I have a clue on ...
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How can I delete marks in Kile/Kate in vim-mode?

When setting marks in Kile’s/Kate’s vim-mode via m. the line will be highlighted. This can be annoying and the attempt to remove the mark via :delmarks fails with unknown command: “delmarks”. Is it ...
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Kate (18.12.3) no longer shows matching parenthesis for typescript

I just updated to Kubuntu 19 and it came with Kate 18.12.3. I was previously on Kubuntu 16 (not sure what Kate version that shipped with). I depend heavily upon it's built-in bracket/brace/...
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KATE GUI - KDE - How to insert date in KDE snippet script?

When running Kate snippets, I do not know how to use the date variable in a snippet. When I am trying to create a personal snippet where the current date can be inserted such as Snippet #A-1 <!--...
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opening editors on files with invalid characters in them

In my use case, I have a lot of text files containing invalid characters. When I search through those files, e.g. grep "some text" /home/bla/blubb/* | xargs editor_of_your_choise I'm getting the ...
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E: Package 'kate' has no installation candidate

$ sudo apt install kate Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Package kate is not available, but is referred to by another package. This may ...
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Why does the context menu take forever to open in Kdevelop?

I'm running Kdevelop 4.6.0 on Linux Mint 17.3, Mate. I've tried other version of Kdevelop but they have the same issue. When you right click in Kdevelop to open a context menu, I can literally count ...
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Why are my system preferences not saved when changing file associations?

Every time I open a .csv file it tries to open in LibreOffice Calc which I don't want it to, so I changed the default program to Kate, and it updates the system preferences. But then the next time I ...