Questions tagged [text-editor]

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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“Waiting for your editor to close the file” when trying to use Sublime Text 3 as Git editor

I'm trying to use Sublime Text 3 as Git's editor. I ran this: sudo ln -s /Applications/Sublime\ Text.app/Contents/SharedSupport/bin/subl /usr/local/bin/subl Then this: git config --global core....
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How to set Xcode as core.editor in git?

My current git config core.editor returns dreamweaver which I set up two years ago from inside the app(IIRC), and now I don't use it. I am receiving error while amending the author of the last commit. ...
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Vim-like clipboard manager with multiple buffers

I am looking to expand the capabilities of my clipboard. I've grown attached to how vim does it; multiple discrete buffers you can 'yank' (copy) text into. I also generally prefer to use the mouse ...
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How do I insert the cursor after the last word (that is misspelled)?

Latest iOS, using Safari. I am often writing a post on SE and the last word I left off on is a misspelling. For instance ... so I definitely prefer QO to Homeline. * The misspelled word ...
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Notepad++ alternative with the ability to search in folder [duplicate]

I am looking for an alternative program on macOS, like Notepad++ with two abilities: To write and edit program code, and Search specific string in a folder full of text files.
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BBEdit: find / replace in selection

Is there a way to find and replace a word only in the selected text in BBEdit? For example, if I have a large document, is that possible to select only one function which the matching words will be ...
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How do you cope with tons of web fonts when copying and pasting from web pages?

Whenever I copy something from the web and paste it in my Mail or Evernote, or Apple Notes, it always brings the text style from the page and inserts those weird looking fonts in my mail, or notes. ...
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How to make sublime text the default file viewer for all file types it supports

I want sublime text to open all the file types it supports. For e.g., if I double click on .hpp file, Xcode tries to open it. I want sublime text to open the file. I've looked at RCDefaultApp, but it ...
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BBEdit Code Completion and other features found in Textmate

Sometime back in the early 2000s I switched from BBEdit to TextMate, but now it seems TextMate gets to be long in the tooth while the good folks at BareBones are still at it. The most convenient ...
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change default editor for command line tasks?

I want to create a cron job. Launching a terminal window, and entering crontab -e opens my current crontab, but opens it in the editor vi. I would prefer to use the nano editor. How do I configure ...
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Blank lines appearing in a CSV exported from Excel, only on 1 Mac, other Macs don't see them

My colleague and I both use Macbook Pros on the latest Mac OS. He exports CSV files from MS Excel for Mac and sends them to me, but when I receive them I open them in a text editor and there are ...
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How to highlight variable names in TextWrangler in Unix Shell Script Syntax Highlighting

In TextWrangler I cannot find a way to have variable names in bash highlighted. I.e. I want to highlight all words in a different colour that start with $. In my Preferences I have selected to use a ...
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WebStorm IDE: How do I put the caret/cursor at the end of every line in a selection?

In Sublime Text, there's a feature that you can select a block of text and hit Command + Shift + L and it places a cursor at the end of each of those lines. I am looking for something similar in ...
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Text selection shortcuts for Finder different in macOS 10.14 Mojave [duplicate]

To test/reproduce: Open a Finder window with multiple tabs and highlight an item (file/folder). Then press return to begin editing the name of the item. On previous versions of macOS, the following ...
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Edit text file in a folder owned by a different user on macOS? I have system admin password

How can I access and edit a text file found in a folder owned by another user? I am in the original user account setup for this macOS Mojave installation, and have the system admin password. So I ...
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Install SublimeHighlight plugin on Sublime Text 3

I'm trying to copy my code from Sublime Text 3 into my Word document in RTF format with colors in tact by using this plugin: https://github.com/n1k0/SublimeHighlight The instructions say: Sublime ...
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Text editor to search/replace newlines and tabs

A time-saving feature I often used while editing large text files (the kind used for batch processes of data exchanges, aka, "flat files" for feeds between multiple systems) was Notepad++'s extended ...
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unable to indent / shift right multiple lines of text in textedit

New to mac and am not able to highlight and indent multiple lines of text using textedit. I see many solutions that seem to only apply to older version of OSX / text edit. Command + ] is ...
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Tab Stops in Text Editor & Default Word Wrapping

I have noticed in several applications that there appears to be some sort of implicit line width which causes text to wrap. For example, suppose I type in the following: ...
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Add an App to every “Open With” Menu?

Is there any way I can make it so one specific app always shows up in the "Open With" menu, in addition to all of the default options? I want to be able to right-click on a file, and in addition to ...
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Nedit stopped working on my iMac running High Sierra 10.13.4

I installed Nedit on my iMac this weekend. I used it several times and it worked fine. For some reason last night it quit working. When I type Nedit in the terminal window I just get the message ...
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How to remove right side space in TextWrangler?

In TextWrangler, I have a lot of white area in the editor that goes right well past 100 characters. Then it continues into this gray area. That creates a huge horizontal scroll bar. I really only ...
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Indentation in index in Pages document

In my Pages document, I have a passage in my abbreviations list that looks as shown below: I'm not satisfied with the display of the first item, because on the second line the word inscriptions ...
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Visualize character glyph in Pages application

Is it possible to visualize a particular character (even if it's a special one) in a Pages document ? (I need it for a third-party doc I'm using, to know if certains spaces are just spaces, tabs or ...
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Integrate structured editor with Devonthink

I am trying to use Devonthink for more use cases than I did before. What is holding me back from making it my general note-taking tool is the editor situation, and I wonder if it can be improved. ...
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Why does Pages force me to waste the last line in the page?

In the short video below, I'm trying to place the "CIS 256" in a new line below the paragraph ending with "MLQRT". But Pages refuses, insisting that the last line in the page, just below "MLQRT", ...
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Weird bar in the bottom-left. What is that?

Sometimes, when I hit a combination of keys (I have not figured out which one) a weird bar in the bottom-left of a screen appears. I cannot get rid of it in any way. The screencast: https://youtu.be/...
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How can I view invalid characters in a file?

How can I view invalid characters in a (text) file? At the left is Notepad++ on a Windows machine. At the right is TextWrangler on a Mac machine. Notepad++ shows me what those invalid characters are, ...
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Mac app for show all character features in notepad++

I am working in 2 environments (Mac & Windows). Once I have problem with invisible characters in Windows and notepad++'s "show all characters" feature helped me a lot in displaying the invisible ...
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How to set the default editor for a Makefile?

I want to set the default text editor for Makefiles to something like Atom or Sublime Text to make them easier to open, and so that when I edit remote Makefiles through CyberDuck they will open in one ...
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IPhone app that allows search for string inside .js,.html files?

Is there any app that allows me search for string inside huge list of .js,.html,.php files without opening individual files?I have tried an app called Documents to no avail. (Just like Search for ...
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The Open With: application settings In Finder's Get Info sheet for a file type won't stay set

When I set "Open with:" from Finder's Get Info sheet for a file and click "Change All...", it will open in the designated app if I immediately open the file, but the application set for "Open with:" ...
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A file viewer like in Total Commander / Krusader

I use DoubleCommander, which is a decent 2-panel file manager. What I am missing is a viewer for the use case of peeking at a text file, especially logs: quick to load handles large text files (GBs) ...
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What command-line text editors come bundled with macOS? [duplicate]

When I walk up to a Mac, and open a Terminal.app window, what options do I have for editing text files? I see that both Pico and GNU nano text editors are included with macOS Sierra, along with vi ...
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Avoid the terminal process to close, after BBEdit runs a script

I use BBEdit to write and test Python scripts, and I usually run the scripts in a terminal process, with the "Run in Terminal" command. Is there a way to have the terminal process opened by BBEdit ...
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Keyboard shortcut for automatically correcting all misspelled words in a macOS document?

In a Mac OS X native textfields, misspelled and typo'd words are underlined with a red squiggle. Is there a global keyboard shortcut that will correct all of the words in a document with their ...
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automate file text edits

I have an online website that I'd like to move to a new URL. Therefore I need to edit all website html files (100+ files) to update the URL links inside each file of this website. I'm thinking of ...
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Open a large XML file

I am trying to open a relatively large XML file (50mb) but my Mac just won't open it: No errors though, just been waiting for almost 10 minutes but nothing happens. Tried using TextEditor, Xcode Any ...
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Just downloaded a text editor (atom), but the file sits in my downloads folder. How can I add it to my applications?

I downloaded Atom which is a third party text editor. Okay, great! However the file is only in my downloads, and when I add it to the bar at the bottom, sometimes my Mac doesn't seem to know where it'...
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Simplest way to capture “keystroke representation” to clipboard

I'm trying to create a cheatsheet for an application I use frequently. the cheat sheet will contain the shortcut keys so I can know what to type. Is there a simple way to capture keystrokes using Mac ...
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Looking for Text Editor with File Browser for logs

Need a text editor with file browser that will keep files sorted by date and allow quickly switching between files in the editor. Lots of log files to view through quickly. TextWrangler only shows ...
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Can I make a cell separated diagonally in a table

I'm using Pages for a document where I need to have a table that has both rows and column headings. (I have no idea how such tables are called.) This is what I have now: The following screenshot ...
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In TextEdit, if I type two `-` it is converted to one longer `-`

I use TextEdit to edit my text. If I type in a double -, it is converted to one longer -. How to avoid this?
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Mac OS X Word 2016 (version 15.24…) Changing Comments' Font Size

The problem is how to make the font size of the MS Word 2016 Comments bigger. There seem to be three obvious paths to a simple Comments font size change. However, when each method is attempted the ...
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How to prevent Script Editor from scrolling (and losing cursor location) on compile?

I have some lengthy .scpt files. By "lengthy," I'm talking character counts (excluding spaces) of 200,000. I use Script Editor.app to create and edit AppleScripts (simply because Script Editor was ...
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Can't open .html file with UTF-8

how could I change the file encoding using OS X? If I open a file on Windows Notepad I see all the symbols and everything is fine. If I open it using TextEdit or TextWrangler I see only question marks ...
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Anyone know of a single-pane Markdown editor for MacOS

Just looking for an markdown editor that is one pane, and will let me toggle back-and-forth between "edit mode" and "display mode" with a keyboard shortcut. I really how the cells in python's Jupyter ...
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Is there a limit to the quantity of text one can write in Stickies?

I've gotten into the (bad) habit of writing for hours within Stickies. It's fast to start up, uses very little RAM, doesn't distract me with bells and whistles or obtrusive GUI, it auto-saves, and the ...
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To deal with superfluous carriage returns in TextEdit

I want to let TextEdit never save <CR>, the carriage return. Different operating systems save end-of-line as different Unicode characters. For MS DOS (like Windows) it is <CR><LF>,...
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How can I instantly move the cursor to the end of a long document in iOS?

I edit Markdown documents on iPhone 7 sometimes. Some of the documents I want to work with are pretty long — 15,000 words or more. When I open a document to work on it (for example in the Byword or ...