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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Writing Windows .bat files in Mac

Can anyone suggest any decent software for writing .bat scripts in Mac that transfer over to Windows properly? I've tried using BBEdit and Sublime Text to write my .bat scripts but when I bring them ...
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How can I easily indent a block in any textarea on OS X?

Are there shortcut keys or another quick way to indent a text block at once in a normal text area on OS X? So that I can easily turn: [I want this to indent. For formatting. It's several lines.] ...
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How does Sublime open file with cmd+click on its path in Terminal?

For example: $ ls -lsa 4 -rw-r--r-- 1 denis 404 Jul 16 18:36 pgadmin.log cmd+click on pgadmin.log Sublime opens pgadmin.log (if path is 'pgadmin.log:12', it opens it and sets cursor to 12th ...
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Overtype mode in Terminal.app

As a Linux/Windows user, I am used to switching temporarily to Overtype Mode when using the command prompt. As a new user to the Mac world, I do not know how to change text input mode from normal (i....
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Xcode 5 syntax coloring file type recognition of .css

At the moment I am developing a website and I need to edit lots files of the types .html, .js, .css and .pl. My preferred text-editor is Xcode (now in Version 5.1.1) running on an iMac (OS X 10.9.3). ...
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Text-based apps not working suddenly

I have several text editors that I use on my 10.9 machine, including TextEdit and Smultron. I also have other programs that can edit text, like Safari and Xcode. In the last couple of days, all the ...
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Open files using Text Edit by default [duplicate]

I have a series of files with arbitrary names and extensions. Like: APW19981017.0151 APW19981017.0306 APW19981017.0477 APW19981017.0507 APW19981018.0410 NYT19981017.0177 NYT19981018.0098 NYT19981018....
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Looking for a text editor with specific syntax highlighting features

I'm a pc guy, but I have a programming student who's got a mac. We have been using TextMate, but there are a few features missing that I either can't find, or that are not available in TextMate. In ...
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How to make command apm available after installing atom?

I have installed github's editor atom into /Application. I now expected to have the command apm at my disposal to be able to install further packages. Yet: $ apm -bash: apm: command not found How ...
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Is there a simple texteditor accessible from the menu bar for making fast snippets?

Do you know some solution or some clever way how to link some text editor to menu bar with an icon in the menu bar? The desired app should look something like this: http://www.sourcedrop.net/mac BUT:...
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Is there a PGP/GPG Plugin for TextWrangler?

Is there a PGP/GPG plugin for TextWrangler? If so, what is it called and how do I go about downloading and installing it?
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Open-source TextWrangler alternative? [closed]

I need to use a text editor that is capable of always saving documents using Windows CRLF line endings. So now I'm using TextWrangler. I am opening files from volumes encrypted with TrueCrypt, and I ...
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Textwrangler Open File in New Tab

I just become a Mac user and I've been looking for a decent free code editor, thus I found Textwrangler. However, I like it a lot, I only have one problem with it. How does one open a new file in a ...
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Replace Text Edit as the default text editor

I've seen questions like this which don't quite solve my problem. I'd like to make Sublime Text 3 the default file viewer/editor for all files that currently use textedit. Most of these files can be ...
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Looking for a word processor with the power of Markdown

Basically, I am looking for a word editor (like Word or Pages) that is compatible with Markdown. I want to be able to write in Markdown but with the concept of pages. Their are a lot of Markdown ...
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OSX app to paste and save HTML content?

In Gmail, I can go to a web page, highlight web content, compose a Gmail message, and paste the HTML content into the email message. It works in Mail.app as well. But what app can I use to just ...
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Text editor - float above other windows

I'm looking for a text editor with the ability to float above other windows. As far as I know, Sublime and the native TextEdit don't have this feature. Is there some other program that does have this ...
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Opening text files from finder: Unable to find application

Since I updated my OSX to version 10.9.1 I am unable to open text files from the Finder. I always opened the files with the default TextEditor. I've tried to change the default application from ...
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Removing a Word From the Spellcheck Dictionary

Somehow, the word procede has made its way into my OS X system as a correctly spelled word. If I type it in Text Edit, BBEdit, or Mail, the spell checker will not mark it with red underlines. How ...
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Is it possible to open several projects in one window with TextMate2?

Can I open several projects in one Textmate2 window like SublimeText does?
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OS X Native full on IDE [closed]

I'm wondering if there is a good full on IDE for Mac. I know of and have tried Sublime, BBEdit, Coda, Espresso, Netbeans, Eclipse, Aptana, PHPStorm, WebStorm, Textmate and probably other that I don't ...
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How to open files at last position in Textwrangler?

I am using Textwrangler (Version 4.5.3) to edit a set of files and I switch between them very often. Instead of opening all files separately I selected the whole folder containing them and opened ...
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How can I edit a file without altering its modif date?

How can I edit a file without altering its modification date ? In command line. Is vi able to that ?
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2 Column Text plain text or markdown editor?

I'm looking for a text editor of some kind where it's split down the middle when editing 2 separate files. I'm trying to translate some text and it would be helpful if I could have English and its ...
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What python editors have syntax coloring and don't need much training to learn?

I have a friend who is trying to learn Python on Mac OS X. She does not have prior experience with programming. I am looking for an editor that is: Free and easy to get started with Support at least ...
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How to open files from Finder into existing instance of Sublime Text 2?

I would like to be able to go into Finder and open files into an existing instance of Sublime Text 2, which has a side menu with all open files. However, when I hit Open With -> Sublime Text 2.app, ...
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Is there a shortcut for opening a second buffer with a vertical split in Aquamacs?

I'd like to have two buffers open side by side in Aquamacs. Is there a shortcut for doing this? I know that C-x 2 opens them in a vertical stack, I'd like to have them arranged horizontally though.
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Nano editing malfunction

I am new to using a Mac. In fact I've been using a mac for exactly 5 days today. However, I have years of experience using Ubuntu on my PC laptop. On that and many other machines I use the terminal ...
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Are there iOS/iPad apps that work well to edit XML?

I'm surprised that a google search doesn't turn up dozens of XML editors for ipad. All I can find are generic code text editors that happen to "support" XML. Well duh. I'm looking for an ipad app ...
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How to edit writable locations in a document in Pages '09?

The following image shows a region of the sheet it is not possible to write or select. There the cursor is, if i write another letter it will show up on the next page. How do i enable the document to ...
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Text editing: switch to Override mode

In insert mode, the text in front of the cursor is pushed forward when new text is inserted. For example, if the cursor is at position ^ and the word word3 is typed: word1 word2 ^ The result ...
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TextWrangler: How to do a Find then Replace: How to Specify what text to find and what text to replace

I'm stuck what most would think is one of the basics of editing with TextWrangler - how to do a find/replace! In Notepad++ on Windows, the Replace is, to me, very straight forward: you select it from ...
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Prevent TextEdit from opening for unknown file types that are plain text

TextEdit is used by the system so it can't be removed, but I have another text editor I use and it causes confusion when text files that don't have a suffix or don't have a suffix which I've already ...
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Selecting a whole line of text, including the newline

Kind of a tricky one to describe. Here goes though. Open up your favourite text editor on OSX (well, Textedit, Coda 2, a Chrome textarea at least). Type a long line of text, followed by a short line. ...
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Delete key does not work in TextEdit

When I select a piece of text on TextEdit and try to delete it using the delete key the piece of text does not get deleted. But, if I tap my trackpad after hitting the delete key, it does. I've tried ...
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Dashboard Widget for persistently editing a file

Is there a dashboard widget that one can use to persistently edit a text file? For example, suppose I want to have my changelog open all the time in a Git repository. Many thanks.
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How to clean up emails when replying in plain text?

I have a problem that I want to solve after many years of using Mac OS X Mail.app... I generally like to send plain text emails that are full width (format=flowed) and nicely indented for quote levels....
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Good Text List transformation Software

Let's say I have a list of items like so: default cube page concave zoom linear fade none and I want to change it to the following: 'default' => t('default'), 'cube' => t('cube'), '...
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Text Editor on iOS that can edit files from any folder in Dropbox

Can anyone recommend an iOS text editor (iPad and iPhone) that can open arbitrary text files from Dropbox? I've used a few, but they tend to be restricted to a specific subdirectory of my Dropbox ...
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How does Mountain Lion set the default text editor for the “open -t” terminal command?

OSX seem to offer open -t command line shortcut to open arbitrary files in the system default text editor. Where is this default text editor set? Can I change it from the command line (if possible) ...
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How do I disable native OS X scrollbar in Sublime Text?

The native OS X scrollbar obviously completely defeats the purpose of Sublime Text 3's Minimap (which is a scrollbar by itself). So I want to disable OS X scrollbars …!! "overlay_scroll_bars": "...
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How do I setup Python3.3 and Sublime Text 2 correctly on OS X 10.8.2?

I am trying to setup Sublime Text 2 so that the build command correctly runs Python3 / Python3.3 scripts. I have installed Python 3.3 via the installer obtained from python.org and installed Sublime ...
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Refining a Sublime Text 2 / Transmit workflow

I recently changed code editors from Coda to Sublime Text 2. All in all, I am finding that ST2 fits my web development workflow almost perfectly. My one friction point is when interacting with an ...
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iOS application that allows search in Word documents?

I have a huge .doc (Microsoft Word) file (several megabytes) and I need to search it on my iPhone. I have tried like 5 different editors and readers to no avail. Is there any application that allows ...
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Why does BBEdit look bad with retina display?

I downloaded the free trial of BBEdit editor and I tried it on a new MacBook Pro with retina display. Surprisingly the text looks pretty bad, like if it is not focused. I doubt this is normal. Is it a ...
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How to edit any text in chosen editor?

I'm looking for a small app that will let me move any selected text (ie in a text box or another app) into my chosen text editor (in this case Sublime Text 2), and when I save will move it back to ...
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Change highlight colour in Sublime Text 2

How can I change the default highlight colour in Sublime Text 2? I know I have to find a highlight key in one of the theme files but I don't know where these theme files are kept. Are they in the ...
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What simple text editors exist that do not convert files as TextEdit does? [closed]

Is there a simple text editor like Notepad (or Notepad++) on Windows for OS X? TextEdit cannot open all types of files and TextWrangler is not "simple", for my opinion TextWrangler is meant to work ...
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Open as text option for every file, regardless of what OS X thinks of it [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to permanently put TextEdit in the Open with… menu list? Being a programmer, I often work with text files. As you probably know, file extensions are more or less ...
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Find multi-line block using grep and/or automator with BBEdit

I have an xml file output from WordPress. I have BBEdit as my main search tool. I am on a Mac running 10.7.4 I am trying to find a muli-line block of text that starts with <item> and end with ...