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Yes, you should use git*. Now let me explain why. Given the current (rather nebulous) set of criteria in your question the answer seems fairly obvious. If you knew any more, you wouldn't even be asking this question. You have already brought yourself to the edge of the cliff, now you just need coaxing to make the jump. * Or bazaar, mercurial or other DVCS ...


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Pandoc (License: GPL) can import: markdown reStructuredText textile HTML DocBook LaTeX MediaWiki markup OPML Haddock markup and convert to these and various other formats. (Custom formats can be added with Lua.) It’s a standalone command-line program and comes with a Haskell library. You can test it online: http://johnmacfarlane.net/pandoc/try/


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Here, I created an open-source application for you that should do the stuff you want. https://bitbucket.org/mrexodia/copyfile I accept pull-requests if you want to improve the thing. EDIT: Overview: CopyFile is a small program that registers a 'CopyFile' entry in the context menu of Windows Explorer. It copies the contents of an ASCII file (UNICODE files ...


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Ah, I see, you want to do xsel -bi data.txt; xdotool search --class Excel key ctrl+v, only on Windows. This is a job for a script, not an ad hoc application. AutoHotkey is a general-purpose desktop automation scripting environment for Windows. It's open source. The scripting language combines the elegance of Basic syntax with the intuitiveness of Unix ...


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Try TorchSoft ASCII Art Studio works on Windows supports shapes, tables text mode for easy editing freehand drawing conversion from picture to ASCII it has a 30 day trial single user license is 29.95 $


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With txt2tags (https://txt2tags.org/), you can export to at least 20 different formats, including rtf (rich text format), latex, html, wikipedia, creole, dokuwiki, restructured text, markdown, spip, AsciiDoc... There is an html importer for txt2tags (https://wiki.txt2tags.org/index.php/Main/Html2wiki) so you can do pretty everything with it. (edit) To be ...


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You may use geany with the save actions plugin enabled (distributed by default with geany but may be disabled). Use the menu to navigate to Tools > Plugin Manager, then check the Save Actions plugin if unchecked. Then click at the Preferences button in the same window to choose your autosaving settings. The plugin also has an auto-backup option. Geany ...


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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 the & command? I've somehow managed to use less for several decades without noticing that that command exists. Here's the documentation: &pattern ...


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Some easy solutions include: Pastebin There are multiple pastebin services around, like Pastebin.com or Pastebin.Mozilla.Org, offering different sets of features. Some are pretty basic, others include syntax highlighting and more. Disadvantage often is you need to remember the URLs, so there's almost no "file management" available – though some ...


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I would suggest downloading the wxPython, (it is quite likely to be already installed on both Mac and Linux), and the wxPython demo and taking a look at the SimpleGrid.py in there, adding file load and save for csv is trivial given that Python comes with a comprehensive csv library and you will find how to add copy/paste/pop-up menu, etc. elsewhere in the ...


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Rednotebook is an excellent note taking and journalling program. Simple storage - The data is stored in plain text files, no database is needed and archiving is done as zip files. Text is stored as markdown in .txt files. Date based Windows/Linux & OS-X available Free & Open Source - Yes rednotebook is written in python You can include fancy ...


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I would advise in this case using https://draftin.com/, see here for a quick look at the specific functionalities you may wish to use. One downside to this software I want to point out before giving a detailed answer to your question is that it's meant to be used online. It is possible to use draft without an Internet connection (see over here) but it still ...


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You can use JavE: closed source freeware Cross-platform (Java) (java -jar jave5.jar) Also it contains a pretty nice math formula editor:


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It's fairly pricy for a text editor with fairly liberal 'unlimited' trial period but sublime text does many of these things. Saves changes immediately As far as I can tell, yes. My workflow is just to leave it open. Only time I lost data was when my storage hard drive crashed, and anything I was working on at the time was fine. Saves even files that ...


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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. Anyways you save the script as [whatever name you want].py and put in the same folder as all your .eml files. Now just open the script. That's it. It will create ...


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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 can use this: http://patorjk.com/software/taag/#p=display&f=Graffiti&t=Type%20Something%20


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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" /></a> return With it, I can highlight a URL and press Ctrl+G and I get a new output text:


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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 applies regexes to the edited text. Otherwise memory/CPU requrements will be unexpectedly high. The file must accept being split into lines. Good example: a log ...


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Try SimpleNote. According to my Chrome task manager, it's using about 55MB of RAM; so it's pretty lightweight. (In comparison, Google drive, with both the drive and a single document tab open, takes up about 200MB.) I used the service for years and really liked it, but recently moved my files over to DropBox and just used that to sync/backup them. ...


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You can use asciiflow: proprietary, free of charge online can upload files to Google Drive basic shapes:


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I answer to this part of your question: if someone comes up with a scripted excel alternative, I'm all ears. AutoIt is a script language which allow you to automate the Windows's user interface, and then to by-pass your security restriction. To cover your needs AutoIt provides basic file access function (like you did it in Python I think) to read your ....


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Definitely a case for Hacker's Keyboard: Hacker's Keyboard (source: Google Play; click images for larger variants) I'm using this on my tablets, and it's pretty convenient. Highly configurable as well. And especially useful with terminal apps (e.g. administrating a server via SSH), as it also offers all the special keys. Not to forget it also supports a ...


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You could use a tool such as Textpad that allows you to sort the files as well as compare them - as long as the tool, (and you), doesn't save the file after the sort you should be OK.


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First: generally speaking (which is to say, in a majority of cases), applications in OS X are just files with a .app extension*. You can move app files wherever you want, and double click on one to launch it. "Installing" an application usually consists of moving the .app file to the "Applications" folder that's preinstalled on any Mac, but you don't have ...


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I think PureText mostly fits the bill. It does not replace the default paste functions but I quickly got used to using it's default of Win+V. Gave me the freedom to keep Ctrl+V should I want to retain the formatting. Using it like that negates the automatic mode requirement I suggest. It is however not cross platform.


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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++ too, or Sublime Text.


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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 dateFormat YYYY-MM-DD section Section A task :a1, 2014-01-01, 30d Another task :after a1 , 20d section Another Task in sec :...


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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, processing, generating titles and general editing. Coupled with a dedicated editor such as AVSEdit or AvsP, you can have previews, context help, parameter ...


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Regain (desktop search)   You can find a list of desktop search managers on Wikipedia but I find the Regain opensource project as being a sensible choice, beside that is free(as in libre) and also opensource and still in development which means new features will appear(full features list here). Short Description Regain is a Java search engine based on ...


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What you show in your example looks a lot like UML. If sequence diagrams are what you need, here's a tool that does both ASCII and Unicode PlantUML, Open Source http://plantuml.sourceforge.net/ascii_art.html


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