On windows I really only used Notepad++ as my text editor, it had two features that I loved.What I need to accomplish is what I would do with Notepad++ column editor.I could have like 100 lines, and place the cursor at a column, and goto edit>column editor, and I could insert an incrementing number. (I could also pad the incrementing number with 0s, this was GREAT for making batch files among other things.)So each line at that column had a number higher than the previous line.The other feature that I used sometimes was a search/replace with regex patterns.Does anyone know of an editor that has those features for linux? I am mostly after the column editor insert feature but if you know of one with both features that would rock.
Is there a simple text editor for Linux that will let you color or highlight text on demand? Something like gedit or leafpad with color? I know I can probably do this with vi or emacs, but I'm looking for something simple, need not be feature rich.
And I was about to install the last dependency: ATK (Accessability Toolkit).I opened the Archive Manager to extract the "atk-1.26.0.tar.gz" file (yes, I'm still switching from Windows so I'm fond of GUI), but I noticed all the text in that window was boxes, like the □ type box for every letter of text.So instead I thought it wouldn't be a big deal, because the terminal and regular windows weren't screwed up.I opened a text file in gedit (reference to commands in terminal, such as how to extract files via terminal), but yet again all of the text was □-like boxes.
I have a large text file with three columns. I'm trying to write a PERL script that splits the file up based on the value of the 3rd column. So every time the third column reads 0, a new file is created and all the data up until the next 0 is found is written to that new file. This should happen over and over until the initial file has been entirely split up.
You know how nano, vi, vim, etc... all use the entire screen when they are started? I am wondering if it is possible to get a text editor (or modifying an existing one) that doesn't take the entire terminal. The reason for this is that I to look at the output of a different command, then modify a different file while looking at the output. I want to be able to do this very fast, and it would be great if there was some way I could this all in one shell instead of creating two terminals and resizing or flipping between them. I realize the ideal solution would be a second monitor, but I can't get that right now.
I recently scanned in a whole bunch of hand written notes and compiled them in a few pdf documents. I was just wondering if there was some way to edit the underlying searchable data, so that I may be able to give keywords to pdf pages (i.e. I have a page of notes that is dealing with energy conservation, so I could under the image data write "energyconservation, problem 2.3") and jump to that page.
I would like to start using kate to write c++ programs but kate i am not sure how to go about actually running the code. Right now i just have a simple Hello World script. How would i now run this and see an output on the konsole?
I wanted to know what is the best (non) GUI text editor for Linux.I know there are emcas, vi(m), pico, nano, ted, ed, and so others.But I can't learn working with all of them.Which one is the best for non professional for standard text editing and a little programming?
I try to name a file in the editor with this and nothing happens...(creating a conky_start.sh file under home directory and add it to start up)$cd && touch conky_start.sh && chmod +x conky_start.sh && gedit conky_start.shAnd add these lines to that file and save it :
I'm an Ubuntu newbie and I'm looking for a text editor that has options for DOS-like or Unix-like end of line characters. I'm used to working with Notepad++ for windows that has an option for Unix/Mac/DOS end-of-line characters.It would be great if I could find a text editor for Ubuntu that has this built in or as a plugin instead of running the file through a converter.
I have just downloaded the Screem text editor source from their website.I tried to aptitude it first, but it wasn't available in the repos. So I thought maybe building from the script would be the solution. The problem is, this package doesn't build with the usual configure, make and make install commands.Well ./configure works. It checks the system and dependencies.
Ubuntu 11.04.Dragging the Text Editor launcher into the Unity dock will create a blank space with a blank label which launches Text Editor. How can I choose an icon for it?Also, how can I make it so middle clicking on the icon (or other ways of opening multiple instances) will open more instances of Text Editor instead of doing exactly nothing (does nothing if Text Editor is already open, otherwise it opens "Untitled Document 1")?it doesn't "launch text editor" per se. instead it opens "Untitled Document 1". maybe this is why you can't middle click it to open multiple instances?
I am looking for an editor to fill a specific request for a mostly non-computer person. He uses a computer to write manuals and other books for classes he teaches. He has come to ubuntu so he can more easily access updates, gimp, etc. than he felt he could in Windows.
1) I need a text editor that can be kept open without bogging things down, or can be loaded fast enough to make him think it is "TSR" (made usable in either case by a keypress on his MS internet antique keyboard)
2) Spell check as you type with editable dictionary (he can add words that will no longer show as incorrect). Ability to select spelling suggestions easily (left click a misspelled word is his current method).
3) Ability to highlight words that most of us would call syntax highlighting but for words having NOTHING to do with a programming language etc. I would call it ability to edit the keyword file(s) to make his own languages to be highlighted.
Already rejected: * anything with millions of complex keys to @#%$^%#$ remember that don't make sense * gedit * geany * kate * openoffice * treeline (though he does use it for other things) * tomboy (the cuss words there are an art form) * anything emacs/vi or similar (see #1 reject reason at top) * some gtk-nano clone he has no idea where he found
I have some assorted shell scripts and PERL scripts that I sometimes need to edit. When I right click on them within Nautilus, it offers to open them in Notepad. I can select Text Editor and put a tick in the box to 'remember this application', but it doesn't remember and next time I have Notepad again. It's a pain to have to navigate to Text Editor every time I need to open one of these files. Is there any way to make it stick?
I use a text editor mostly for opening up and editing ascii text files that are used by the programs I write. For example, manually editing comma separated value data files.
I've been using Gedit for this, and it's been very frustrating because I started noticing new-line characters (hex 0A) were creeping into my CSV ascii data. It turns out that Gedit has an undocumented "feature" where it silently introduces a new line character at the end of any file you edit, and there is no way to turn this feature off! See this bug report. I installed GVim, and a quick test shows that GVim does the same thing.
I would like a recommendation for a more straightforward text editor, which:
1) Doesn't add extra bytes to the file (or if it does, this behavior can be turned off). 2) Allows you to force ASCII when opening a file (sometimes Gedit will make an incorrect assumption about encoding because of a stray non-printable character)
More advanced features would be nice, like regular expressions for search and replace, but I need this basic functionality first.
I sometimes have two similar files that one works and one doesn't. I would like to compare the differences. But TEXT EDITOR opens two files in two tabs making it impossible to compare the data side by side.
Is there a way to make Text editor open a separate window for each file? Browsers usually have such an option to choose multiple windows or tabs but I can't find away to do this with Text editor.
I was experimenting with distros the other day, and came came across Slitaz. Anyway, I noticed it had a really nice and lightweight text editor called Beaver. It had basic functions like syntax highlighting, and seemed to run on the lightest bit of ram.I wanted to install it for Debian. Anyway, I can't seem to find a .deb package for this application, nor apt-get install it. How would I go about getting this editor?