General :: Shortcut To Remove First Character Of Multiple Lines In Gedit

Jan 23, 2010

I want to be able to remove the first character of a line when I highlight multiple lines in gedit. Example:

%Example is
%Commented Code
%Uncomment using this shortcut

I would then highlight/select these lines, and remove the first character to make it look like this:

Example is
Commented Code
Uncomment using this shortcut

I'm pretty sure there is an actual shortcut for this. If there is another text editor on Linux that it would work in, it would be nice to know how to do it in that editor as well.

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May 12, 2010

I have a txt file with couple of comment lines:
Number of title = !num!

I wrote a script with "sed" to replace !num! in this file, which is very straightforward. However, based on the !num!, I want to remove the number of "#" based on the !num! value. Is there an easy way to do that with "sed"; otherwise, i will have to write a script to loop through the file.

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Oct 4, 2010

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As a very poor and basic example, I would like to take files that contain lines like:


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If I tell the script that 2 is the maximun number of times any character can appear in any line.

I know this must be possible, but for the life of me I cannot find even an example that will lead me in the right direction or better yet a piece of code I can use.

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Mar 27, 2010

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Feb 9, 2011

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I have a file that looks like this:

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10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24
2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24
2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24
I would like to reformat it to look like this:
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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
Is there a nifty awk/sed one-liner to do this operation?

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I have a set of files containing DNA or amino acid sequences from various organisms:



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Jul 20, 2011

I have model output data in ascii format. It contains thousands of lines. The output file contains multiple text lines with variable values. here I copy-paste some of it's contents.


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73439 170 23:56:40 3.481210E-03 1.824611E+04 1.824612E+04 1.333962E+16
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try this
open space
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I want to grep each line one by one. like I want it to

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