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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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?
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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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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 ...
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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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Adding auto timestamp in Notes

I need to edit the 'notes' a lot in os x 10.9. What I want is, everytime I add some information, I want to have a timestamp log pasted in the notes section. Can anyone guide me with instructions on ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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How do I open a .plist file?

What's the best application to open and edit a plist file ?
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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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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 ...