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This seems to be the job for a hex viewer/editor rather than a text editor. An easy way to do this would be just to use Terminal emacs with hex mode. If you prefer a GUI application Hex Fiend looks promising A fast and clever open source hex editor for Mac OS X. Insert, delete, rearrange. Hex Fiend does not limit you to in-place changes like some ...


You can open Terminal.app and have a go with nano or vim if you want. When I opened a .pages file with TextWrangler, it opened it up the archived file tree (giving access to all of the files therein). It then showed special sub-files byte-for-byte (for example the PDF preview). All I did was right-click on the .pages file and Open With… TextWrangler. You ...


You should use a snippet. For instance, you can define a new snippet and trigger it with !initcpp. Then you open a new file, type !initcpp, hit ⇥ and your are ready to go. To define a new one go to Tools → New Snippet… From Sublime Text: Snippets. Snippets can be stored under any package’s folder, but to keep it simple while you’re learning, you can save ...


For me, where BBEdit choked on 750MB, UltraEdit (not free) worked satisfactorily fast.


Viewing two example files in TextEdit there is indeed no difference: On the left side Rich Text and on the right side Simple Text Keyboard Layout: de-de Viewing the same files with TextWrangler ("showing invisibles" enabled) the differences are revealed: Viewing only the text file with TextWrangler ("hiding invisibles" enabled): the same file in ...


This is probably because some other users of files require complete lines e.g. C code will complain if there is no newline at the end of file - see this SO question and one main use of Bbedit etc is programming So the reason is not really specific to the Apple editors mentioned but more for what use the files is made of. Also see the comment to that ...


Other apps are GitHub's ATOM and Panic Inc.'s Coda. These two are powerful code editors.

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