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Linux text editor that supports column manipulations/selections (like Notepad++ for Windows)

Geany is based on Scintilla like Notepad++. By holding down the Control and Shift keys. Column mode editing (rectangular selections) There is basic support for column mode editing. To use it, create ...
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Linux text editor that supports column manipulations/selections (like Notepad++ for Windows)

Emacs, of course. The concept is called rectangles and works cursor-based, similar to normal marks (you never required mouse involvement!). So the idea is that you mark a region as usual (C-SPC and ...
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Linux text editor that supports column manipulations/selections (like Notepad++ for Windows)

Vim does rectangular selection out of the box. GUI vim is available in repositories of many distros (e.g. gvim in Ubuntu and Arch). In vim language, this operation is called 'visual block selection' ...
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Linux text editor that supports column manipulations/selections (like Notepad++ for Windows)

CudaText is a free and open source GUI text editor, in the same vein of SublimeText that runs on Linux, macOS, *BSD, Solaris, and Windows. It has column selections you can access by pressing Alt key ...
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Linux text editor for large text files

CudaText editor can open/edit big files, up to avail memory size (better use x64 version). Default max size is 1Gb. To allow max file size of 2Gb, call "Options / Settings-user" and write such option ...
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less-like pager with filter feature?

Well, this is a little embarrassing. I suggested this feature to Mark Nudelman, the maintainer of the less command. His response: Is there something in this request that isn't already handled by ...
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Open Source speech-to-text software for audio files in English

This is going to sound somewhat weird, but you can upload it to Youtube (assuming its not copyrighted material) and have it add its auto CC, and download that file. Far from perfect, but a possible ...
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Software to modify text in a clipboard with hotkey

I created the following AutoHotKey script ^g:: send, {ctrl down}c{ctrl up} SendInput, <a href="{ctrl down}v{ctrl up}"><img src="{ctrl down}v{ctrl up}" title="source: imgur.com" /></...
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Converter that converts EML files to plain text

I took a kinda-working script from here and modified it to fit your needs. You have to install Python 2.7 for the script to run. When installing Python make sure to select Add python.exe to Path. ...
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Text editor that takes more than 10 gb

There is a chance, that Sublime is suitable for your task, but with several prerequisites: You should disable plugins such as syntax highlighting, bracket matcher or git gutter, i.e. any plugin that ...
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Gantt diagram generator from textual representation

I don't see any reason why https://github.com/mermaidjs/mermaid.cli wouldn't work in your case. MIT licensed, it should allow you to save this into gantt.txt gantt title A Gantt Diagram ...
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Linux text editor that supports column manipulations/selections (like Notepad++ for Windows)

You can use this Snap to install Notepad++. There is also open source reimplementation of Notepad++ called Notepad Next
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Linux text editor that supports column manipulations/selections (like Notepad++ for Windows)

At the risk of stating the obvious, Notepad++ is an option. Though it doesn't seem to be an officially supported platform, Notepad++ is widely used on Wine, and issues that prevent it from working get ...
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Convert text to be written with symbols (lines, underlines for copyright in code files)

You can use this online application: bigtext.org. There is an input where you can write text and then choose a style for the text. Hope it helps. UPDATE (November 2019): bigtext.org is offline. You ...
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Text editor in which you can drag and drop text between tabs

SynWrite is editor which fits. It is open source, free, it supports many tabs and split to 2-3-4-6 groups of tabs. You can drag text block from one tab to other tab. It is replacement for Notepad++ ...
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Diff text files and print the resultant comparison two-pane with differences highlighted

I feel to suggest you DiffMerge. It runs (even) on Windows and, similarly to WinMerge and Devart Code Compare, has a nice GUI. Comparing it to WinMerge, I personally think DiffMerge is better at ...
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Extracting plain text from EPUB

The best known (and IMO most full featured) eBook converter is Calibre. This page says that calibre supports the conversion of many input formats to many output formats. It can convert every ...
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Is there a text editor which displays column numbers and/or displays text in a grid to quickly glance column numbers?

CudaText editor has features for it: option "ruler_show": True in user.json - this shows horizontal ruler on the top menu item "View - Toggle ruler" option "margin_string": "30 40 50" in user.json - ...
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Video editor that works from plain-text files

AviSynth seems to be the tool that directly answers your needs on Windows. This is a completely script-based editing approach, with quite powerful instruments (built-in or as plug-ins) for reading, ...
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"MailMerge" for CSV + Markdown

I was looking for something similar, and since I could not find it, I wrote a small python script following the principles outlined by rd_nielsen. https://gist.github.com/frederik-elwert/...
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Linux text editor that supports column manipulations/selections (like Notepad++ for Windows)

jEdit is cross-platform; that's why I started to use it. It's released under GPL 2.0. "Rectangle select" mode can be found on the Edit menu, or with <alt>+\ As with other editors ...
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Linux text editor that supports column manipulations/selections (like Notepad++ for Windows)

Sublime Text is a cross-platform good text editor with lots of functionalities as well, including column selection and edit. I've used it in both Windows and Fedora quite fine. Although it has "...
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Software to text-search a LARGE set of files (ebooks)

The open source DocFetcher has indexed over 10.000 epub books for me. The indexing process is quick, and conducting a full-text search across all of those books (after indexing) takes only a few ...
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Software to delete lines in a text file

GnuWin is able to do it, e.g. sed. At the command line, type for %f in ("*.txt") do C:\...\sed -i "1,3!d" "%f" The for command is part of the Windows command line. %f defines a variable to hold the ...
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File path text creator

Windows has the built-in command tree. It does not exactly look like your output, but the idea is the same. C:\Users\thomas.weller\example>echo x > file1 C:\Users\thomas.weller\example>echo ...
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Write an article/web-document with mathematical formulas; Android/Windows

The trick that you can use is to edit your text on your phone in "plain text" using one of the mark up languages that includes support for mathematical mark-up examples include ReStructuredText and ...
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A tool to format text with Unicode combining characters l̲i̲k̲e̲ t̅h̅i̅s̅

Implemented myself: https://gist.github.com/vi/2d6b268cc243c138358f3d1b88120ff5 $ formatunicode '-Check- Test of ^the^ _tool_' C̶h̶e̶c̶k̶ Test of t̅h̅e̅ t̲o̲o̲l̲ One may need to add additional ...
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Typing software that turns text into a test/game

Tux Typing It is mostly aimed at children, but still can be fun and educational for adults. It has plenty of colours and sound effects, though the graphics are fairly basic, and maybe a bit dated. ...
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Is there a character-wise text difference tool?

With a couple of lines of python you can do this: Python is pre-installed on most OS-X and Linux installations, can be installed on the remainder with apt-get and is available for Windows. Example ...
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Markup compatible notepad

I recommend Boostnote. Boostnote is an Open source note-taking app for programmers. It focuses on writing Markdown note and code snippet quickly, can organized in a better way. You can sync data to ...
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