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 make command apm after installing atom available?

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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Has anyone figured out a keyboard shortcut to globally strikethrough selected text in any OS X app?

We have ⌘B to bold, ⌘I to italicise, ⌘U to underline, but we don't (as far as I can tell) have a shortcut to strikethrough selected text in any OS X rich editor. I added a keyboard shortcut into ...
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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 ...
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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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Setting to stop opening a new instance of an already open application?

On my iMac this works perfectly. I have application open, I open a file extension handled by that application and it will open in the already open application. Just got a new Macbook Pro and each time ...
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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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Text editor quotation mark woes

In text editor my quotation marks keep getting replaced by non ascii versions. So if I am editing an XML document the double vertical line type quotation mark keeps getting auto-replaced by the curly ...
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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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How to indent selection in TextMate?

Situation I would like to indent the selection and move it to right in TextMate. How can you indent this kind of selection?
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Highlight text replaces but keeps the highlight area causing more text to get replaced… What do?

I'm currently using a 2013 MBP with Yosemite 10.10.3. This seems to be system specific because it happens on Sublime, Atom, Mail, TextEdit, or whatever text editor I'm using that highlights text. ...
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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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How to set no tabs in TextMate

I do not want tabs as symbols in Textmate. I would like to them be for instance 4 spaces. How can you make each 'tab' be 4 spaces?
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Left (or right) border in Apple's Pages

I am writing a Pages (5.5.3) document for my Diploma thesis. I want to create a paragraph style for source code that has a colored border only on one side. Unfortunately, Pages gives me a limited ...
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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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To include an index of same words to TextMate?

Assume you have words like aciclovir acyclovir which are the same. You search "acyclovir wound". You miss the first word if no index. How can you include an index to TextMate which is taken ...
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How to get tab completion for LaTeX in TextMate?

For instance, try; \begin{ite[tab] but you get nothing. How can you have tab completion for LaTeX in TextMate?
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Unable to cut from text edit and paste into terminal

Up until a day ago, I was able to cut and paste commands into terminal from text edit. This is a ongoing function as I store regularly used bash commands in text files so I can cut and paste them ...
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Built-in GUI-based ASCII only editor for OS X

I am trying to programmatically invoke an OS X editor from a script which: does not add smart quotes or any non-ascii characters while editing will work "out of the box" on any standard mac system ...
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Keyboard shortcut to scroll window up and down?

In Windows, there's a really useful keyboard shortcut for scrolling the current text editor window up or down by one line without moving the cursor. This appears to be implemented in the operating ...
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How to disable delay for text dragging globally in OS X Yosemite?

My question is exactly the same as this one. I have tried both Tinkertool and defaults write -g NSDragAndDropTextDelay -int [a number]in the two answers of that question. However, none of these can ...
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To prevent text wrap in TexPad editor

I did not find anywhere such an option. I do not want this How can you prevent text wrap in TexPad editor?
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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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Is it possible to enable Code Folding in Xcode for Bash scripts?

I work a lot with bash scripts and some of them can get pretty lengthy. Up until now, I've been using BBEdit as my editor of choice because of the way it handles locked files and permissions. But ... ...
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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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OSX: modifying text selection with ⌘⇧→ and ⌘⇧←

I've selected some text using my keyboard, starting at the bottom line and moving up (the | character indicates the cursor position): AAA |{BBB CCC DDD} EEE FFF Now, I would like to ...
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Why don't my arrow keys work in vim under iTerm?

They work just fine if I use Terminal and start a vim session, but under iTerm I have to resort to using H-J-K-L to do left-up-down-right movement. In both Terminal and iTerm TERM=xterm-color. My ...
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Window-shadow causes weird bugs in Google Chrome

I'm coding a website, just with a text editor and my browser. I use Sublime Text 3 and Google Chrome. When I hover my text editor over my browser, the background color of my site gets a bit darker in ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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iOS: open text file with not text extension

Trying to get SSH private key from *.pk file. Currently use app to extract this file from "external source" and it gives me an options to open this file in mail app / dropbox / btsync but not in ...
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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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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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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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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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Where phpstorm indexes located? And how to change location path?

I have small space on internal hdd. Therefore I use external hdd. My phpstorm projects are located there. If external hdd has been reconnected phpstorm project needs to be reindexed. It takes too ...
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Arbitrary Editor for Mac

I need a text editor on mac that could open arbitrary file and show its content. Edit: I dont want to "decode" the files, I just want to read them byte by byte, as they are sitting on the ...
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How to open a new c++ file with a predefined template in Sublime Text?

I am keen to know if there is a way to open not an empty new file but a new file with some predefined template. I participate in online coding contests and for every new file (which I save as a ...
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What's the best text editor for use with large files?

What are your recommendation for opening large text files on OS X? I found both BBEdit and Textmate to be struggling in this department.
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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?

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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MATLAB and Objective-C in Sublime Text 2

Is there a way to set Sublime Text 2 (running under OSX) so that it can identify MATLAB (.m) files and Objective-C (.m) files automatically? Meaning that ST2 would be able to differentiate between ...
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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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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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Markdown editor with folders as local libraries

I need beautiful editor that can 'import' more then one local folders as libraries. This would let me search files only from these folders/libraries. But the crucial thing is to have local folders ...
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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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Adjust/move table in TextEdit

I know that I can adjust any row height / column width in RTF document by hovering their borders and dragging them. But it seems that I can't do it for the first column... Is there a way to kind of ...
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Is there a way to have BBEdit automatically save files when switching to a different application?

In Sublime Text 2, there is a save_on_focus_lost preference option. When set, every time you switch to another app all current files are saved. Is there a way to make BBEdit behave the same way?