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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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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Display formatting symbols (invisible characters) on webpages and text forms

I am using various online tools for translation and proofreading, and I find that it would be very interesting to be able to display the most common formatting symbols in a browser. (Spaces and non-...
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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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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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Which text editors for iPhone support tabs and editing files in Dropbox in-place?

For about three hours, I've been searching for a text editor on iPhone with the following features: Support for browsing files in Dropbox and editing them in-place. Support for keeping more than one ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 do I open a .plist file?

What's the best application to open and edit a plist file ?
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Alt-keys (option-keys) in emacs emulation (jetBrains PyCharm)

I suspect this is a general issue with the Mac as opposed to anything specific to the app I'm struggling with now, which happens to be PyCharm from jetBrains. The reason I suspect this is a general ...
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Why can't I rename document from the top of the window anymore?

I've re-installed my old system (10.7.5) and "things are different!" Is there a setting somewhere I need to change? I always used to rename a document from the top of the document with that little ...
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Adding GREPs to TextEdit

I was wondering if it is possible to augment TextEdit to have GREP like features (auto style words from a reference list), or at least if a script can be run that would periodically find/replace the ...
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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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Virtualenvwrapper, can I get rid of it from Terminal and my Sublime Text?

I have an MBP latest OS running, I tried to follow a guide to install VirtualEnvWrapper a few weeks ago, not too sure why. But I keep getting this error when opening terminal and its quite annoying, ...
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Strange Clipboard behaviour on OS X El Capitan

I've been experiencing a very weird clipboard behaviour on my mac. This is my OS I'm a developer and every now and then I need to copy paste code, text or even files around. What I've been ...
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Xcode 6 editor syntax highlighting - bold/italic font not displayed correctly

In Xcode, I have a theme which uses bold and/or italic typeface (mainly in Menlo family) for certain types of tokens. With keywords, there is no problem, keywords are displayed correctly as bold/...
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Text selection in terminal without mouse - moving cursor using arrow keys

I recently moved from a well-configured Ubuntu to Mac. I used Emacs for many years but I am too lazy to re-install it (and re-configure it). One of the useful features in Emacs shell is that you can ...
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BBEdit - Have the Sidebar closed by default

Currently whenever I open up BBEdit the Sidebar is open by default. The Sidebar is where it shows a list of files that were already open in BBEdit. I could shut it down by going to: View > Hide ...
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Which text editors provide full screen, multi-page/column, flowing views?

I think Word might do this, but I'm looking for other options. I would like to edit long documents displayed as three or four flowing columns in a full screen view. Flowing means if I delete a line ...
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How do I change the selection in BBEdit's Currently Open Document pane with the keyboard?

When I open more than one document in BBEdit, a Currently Open Documents pane is shown. I can change the selection in the pane (and change the document shown in the editor pane) with the mouse pointer....
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automatic save before “Run in Terminal” in BBEdit

I am a new BBEdit user, with a long experience as TextWrangler user. In TextWrangler, I am used at running python scripts with the command "Run in Terminal", and in TextWrangler the default behaviour ...
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Mac equivalent of Notepad++? [closed]

Brand new Mac user here. Switching over from Windows, where I relied heavily upon Notepad++. Notepad++ is a raw text editor with a ton of convenience features built into it. My favorite is its file ...
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How to add link to Sublime Text?

Just installed fresh copy of El Capitan and as usual started to install stuff... And suddenly faced strange problem. I'm using Sublime Text. It provides bin called subl, which allow to use it from ...
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How do I open a file in textwrangler?

I'm learning how to code in Python using TextWrangler as my text editor (using OS X), and I've been unable to open any files. Here's how I want to open the files: file = open("genomic_dna.txt") ...
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Is Xcode the ideal IDE for most development needs, or is app/web/shell/script development not as narrowly approached? [closed]

I'm pretty fluent in the basics of web based languages i.e., HTML(5), CSS(3), php, MySQL, Javascript; although now I'm diving deeper and starting to tackle scripting (Mostly Python and Ruby) & ...
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Sublime Text 2 - Save Dialogue Tab Issues

I've started using Sublime Text 2 on OS X and its great apart from one small thing. I've enabled Tab to go through all controls: However, I cannot tab through on this dialogue that pops up when I ...
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Simple Console Editor for OS X Terminal

I am looking for a simple console text editor for OS X to run in a terminal. I have used “Joe” for many years, and it’s very good, but I am looking for one that is simpler. In particular I would ...
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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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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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How to edit many lines at once in TextMate?

I am testing my first Chromebook and its Caret editor. I would like to have the feature called "editing many lines at once" by holding CMD and clicking appropriate lines, like in sublime but much ...
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How can the gutter in TextMate 2 be disabled?

Is there a means to disable the gutter in TextMate 2 on OS X? This was apparently possible in previous versions of TextMate. TextMate version 2.0-beta.8 OS X Yosemite 10.10.5
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kate editor with built-in terminal

For programming it is very convenient to have a built-in terminal inside a text editor. Therefore my favorite text editor on KDE-Linux is kate which has great ability of a built-in terminal below the ...
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How to setup a specific application to open all files with unknown extension

I am trying to open some files with unknown extension and it always ask me to choose an application from local or AppStore. The problem is, I sometimes need to generate some text file with ...
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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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Code viewer with color syntax integrated to the finder preview panel

On Windows there is a great extension for the preview panel. It shows the content of the selected file as if it was opened in a code editor. This is integrated into the preview panel (no popup window)...
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How do I succeed setting sublime text 3 as a default text editor on Yosemite? [duplicate]

It's a matter of principle for me as I'm struggling with it for a long time. I had this issue back on Mavericks and now on Yosemite 10.10.5. What I'm trying to do is to set Sublime text 3 as a ...
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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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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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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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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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How to stop TextWrangler changing the text file icon?

I use a several text editors, but every time I save with TextWrangler it changes the file's icon in Finder to a TextWrangler icon with the following extended attributes; com.apple.FinderInfo com....
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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 BUT:...
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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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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?