A software program that provides tools for writing computer programming code, as opposed to the word processor, which is designed to facilitate writing prose and displaying typography.

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How to change 2 properties in Xcode 4?

I would like to do 2 things in the xCode: enabling spelling correction in the comments. unrolling the lines of code/comment, I mean like when I have a long line of code xCode won't break it to 3-4 ...
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Getting Sublime text to use the latest version of Ruby?

I have multiple versions of Ruby installed on my machine. By using RVM, I am able to use Ruby 1.9.2 on the terminal. But whenever, I use Sublime Text, the text editor of my choice, it defaults to ...
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Installing TextWrangler command line tools into /usr/bin

I just installed the text wrangler command line tools and they are placed into /usr/local/bin by default. On Lion this directory appears to be a root only directory, and I don't want to have to run ...
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Where does OS X store unsaved TextEdit documents?

Where does Mac OS X store TextEdit's unsaved documents? I want to programmatically: increase/decrease that size flush the cache provide configuration option to control the frequency of auto ...
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MATLAB and Objective-C in Sublime Text 2

Is there a way to set Sublime Text 2 (running under OSX) so that it identify MATLAB (.m) files and Objective-C (.m) files automatically? Meaning that ST2 would be able to differentiate between each ...
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Which text editor has better OSX support, TextMate, or Sublime Text 2

I've been using Sublime Text 2 for Windows and Linux because it's simply the best for those platforms. However, when using OSX I have the option to use TextMake, which is where Sublime Text 2 seems ...
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A file exists in guest Windows XP (under Fusion), can I open the file in an OSX program?

So the text editor on Windows is crap. I realize I could find a fancier text editor that works within Windows but I'm happy with TextMate on my Mac and I'd rather not have two "fancy" text editors ...
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How do I get BBEdit to display the error browser programmatically?

One of the nice features of BBEdit is that it can show a list of errors (e.g. syntax errors in a Ruby program), and clicking on the error will display the line in the source code file. How can I ...
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Force Terminal to Use Gedit for any Text Editing - not vim

I'm learning to program. While following this mission, I typed git commit, which opened up vim. I don't know or want to know vim (no offense to vim lovers). I'd like to have: terminal open gedit ...
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How can I edit a .docx file in Dropbox on my iPad?

I have all my papers in a .docx on Dropbox and I'd like to be able to edit them on my iPad. How do I do this? All the free editors I've tried only support reading .docx files and they don't have ...
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Change tabstop in TextEdit.app

How does one change the tabstop in TextEdit.app for Snow Leopard? The current tabstop is 8 spaces. I would like to change this to 4 spaces. Is there any way to achieve this?
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Mask editing for Pages

When trying to edit the mask, I am stuck with this blue dot that only rounds the corners of the mask and I can't get rid of it. How do I go about editing the mask borders?
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bind application to file of particular names(rather than suffix)

I want to open all makefiles with TextWrangler. But since makefiles have no suffix so binding a type of file to TextWrangler does not work. How can I tell Mac to open any file named Makefile with ...
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Is there a Mac text editor that has live display of unique word count?

That is, it shows, while you type, the count of unique words. Not a count of all words. If the document had the words: The cat is in the hat which is in Toledo. It would show a count of 7. I ...
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What are some good open source text editors on Mac OS X? [closed]

I just recently switched from Windows and I must say that as much as I'm satisfied with the whole OS, I'm disappointed by the text editors so far (I've tried TextMate and BBEdit). So I figured I would ...
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Is there a notepad that lets me change the background image?

I want to put this blackboard as the background of my notepad, so when I type, it'll look like I'm writing on a blackboard. Do you know a simple text editor that will let me use it as a background ...
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What's your favorite multi - editor on OSX? [closed]

I was wondering if you could post your favorite code editor on OSX. I'm looking for something lightweight (no netbeans or eclipse) for fast editing multi languages. tag highlighting and code ...
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TextEdit is not working

TextEdit is not working. I have tried reinstalling but every time i am getting You can't open the application TextEdit because it may be damaged or incomplete. message. i dont want to ...
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Changing default app to open a certain extension, but keeping the previous icon?

I use TextWrangler to open code files, such as .php, .ccs, .js, etc. But it assigns the same icon to every file. How can I get the original icons back to each extension while TextWrangler is still ...
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Notepad2 alternative for Mac [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can anyone recommend a programmers editor? I have recently started using a Mac. I am used to Notepad2 for handy text editing. I am used to its keyboard shortcuts and ...
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Why does my mouse cursor stick as the default arrow instead of a text selector?

I use NetBeans, and when I activate other applications or windows then return to NetBeans, the cursor no longer changes to the text selection cursor, but instead it remains as the default mouse icon. ...
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What makes TextMate a good editor? [closed]

I'm always reading about developers praising TextMate as the editor. What's so awesome about it? Please note that I'm a long-term Emacs user.
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An alternative to the text editor TextMate for PHP development?

I am fed up with the text editor TextMate. It's great, but it's old and keeps crashing on me. No development in (what, 3+?) years, etc. So I'm looking for a viable alternative, mainly for PHP ...
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Text Editing Newbie Question

I have just started playing around with text editing using Text Wrangler. I have real estate sales data cut and pasted from a web site on which I have searched and deleted unwanted data and cleaned up ...
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awk/sed output from system_profiler on 10.6.8

If I have: foo bar ..and I'd like to awk/sed this to: foo-bar ..what's the syntax? I'm trying to use: system_profiler SPMemoryDataType | awk '/Type/ {print $2} /Speed/ {print $2}'|sed ...
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BBEdit - The authenticated save for this file failed (application error code: 20004)

I'm trying to edit my hosts file with BBEdit 10. When I begin, it tells me to unlock the file with this message: Are you sure you want to unlock "hosts"? You aren't a member of the group ...
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What are the control keys available when working in a text field?

I know that ctrl-e will move to me to the end of a line, and ctrl-a to the start. I also know that ctrl-n will move down a line. What other ctrl-key combinations are there? Is it possible to move ...
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Where to put the .vimrc file for sudo in OS X Lion?

I always put a .vimrc in my home folder for turning :syntax on. But in OS X Lion it seems that sudo vi foo.txt ignore or can't find this vim configuration anymore. Has anyone experiences the same ...
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What are the advantages of Emacs for Mac OS X users?

Over the past year or so I've seen a movement towards switching to Emacs on Mac OS X, often away from TextMate. While I understand the motivation for switching away from TextMate (TM2 is more or less ...
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How to reassign default editor for different file types from the command line?

I am looking for a way to reassign default editor on OS X. For example I want to reassign all file types opened by TextEditor with TextWrangler. Probably it has something to do with the defaults ...
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Why do editors such as BBEdit and Textmate have the option of ending your file in a newline (line break)? Why is that important? [closed]

Sorry about the n00b question but why is this an option? Is there any caveats to not ending a file with a line break?
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Which text editors take advantage of Lion's Versions feature?

I've been a fervent user of Textmate for many a year, and I hope to continue to be one. However, the versions feature of OSX seems like a great and easy to use idea. I'm mostly doing HTML, CSS and ...
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How do I start TextEditor from the command line?

I work a lot at the command line in a Terminal and would like to start a text editor on a certain file. I'm from Linux Land and normally use kwrite or gedit from a bash shell. Trying to find the Mac ...
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Free .CSV text file editor for Mac OS X?

I am looking for a free editor to edit comma-delimited text files, or .csv format.
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Removing gray part of BBEdit/TextWrangler

How can I remove the gray part in BBEdit/TextWrangler. I want it to be white as the other part. Screenshot (see part marked with red square):
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Tabs to spaces in BBEdit

How can I configure BBEdit to insert 4 spaces (or at least spaces up to the next column which is a multiple of 4)? I've checked "Auto-expand tabs" in the preferences, but it doesn't seem to be doing ...
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Opening a new file in TextMate opens the last opened file as well

Here is a small annoyance that I have with TextMate. When I want to open a new file in TextMate when it's not running it also opens the last opened file. Now for some cases that's just nice of him to ...
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Replacing all white spaces with commas in a 46MB text file

How long should replacing all white spaces with commas take in my 46MB text file using a simple text editor such as textmate on my Mac?
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How to 'scroll down' when there's nothing more to show? (cause I like the blank space)

When I'm working in a text document, I like to start typing at the top of the window or in the middle. I hate when the carat/cursor gets all the way to the bottom and there's no blank space left ...
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LaTeX Editor for OS X

I am looking for an easy to use LaTeX text editor for OS X. It is meant to be used by a social science student, hence TextMate seems to difficult to use. Basically I am looking for a LaTeX editor ...
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Looking for the ultimate IDE for Mac

I am a little disenchanted with development on the Mac right now. I need a single IDE that can handle all of my development needs. I did notice there are other questions on this topic already, but ...
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What is the most advanced JavaScript editor for OS X?

I tried Espresso but it lacks so many important features like no auto-parentheses, no auto-aliging. What is the most advanced JS editor for OS X? (please not Emacs for me).
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What text editor under OS X can close current window when you press ESC key?

I'm looking for a text editor that can close the current file when you press ESC key. I am interested about this for using with a file manager, I open for edit a file and with ESC I want to return ...
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What are some Textmate alternatives that have the completion key feature?

I am slowly beginning to fear the worst with Textmate and the impending release of Lion and how stable Textmate might be on it. So my question is, are there any Textmate alternatives out there that ...
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How can I open a text file with TextWrangler from the Terminal (command line)?

Often when I work in the Terminal (the command line) I need to edit some text files. I prefer to edit text files using TextWrangler. How can I open a text file with TextWrangler from the Terminal? I ...
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Editor or notes application with Markdown support?

Are there any editors or notes applications out there that support Markdown? I am often having to make notes or documents where markdown formatting would be ideal, and have gotten into the habit of ...
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Can anyone recommend a programmers' editor?

I'm looking for a programmers' editor. I know Xcode and I use it for application programming but I'm looking for something that will: Syntax highlight PHP, SQL, Javascript (including jQuery) and CSS ...
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iPhone app to edit text files

I need to edit some local text files on my iPhone but so far, all the apps I have downloaded do not navigate the OS3 file tree for me to load and edit them. I need to do this on my iPhone as I can no ...
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How do I open a .plist file?

What's the best application to open and edit a plist file ?
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How to edit a text file on an iDisk using the iPhone?

Are there any apps which allow me to edit text files on an iDisk? I don't need anything fancier than a notepad with the ability to open/save iDisk files. I understand that Notes.app is basically the ...