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Markdown editor for Windows with live rendering in the editing pane, NOT in a separate preview pane

Last update: 2023-05-06 Having a similar need to the OP, I searched the whole web for current solutions. There's no current perfect solution, but there are a few ones that might be worth a try. Note ...
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What cross-platform GUI text editor for Linux shell scripting?

Visual Studio Code Pros: Cross-platform (Windows, Linux, Mac) Open-source, see its GitHub page, though there is some fog about it Free of charge, MIT license Faster than Atom IntelliSense ...
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28 votes

What cross-platform GUI text editor for Linux shell scripting?

gVim Pros: Cross platform (Windows, Linux, Mac, Amiga, OS/2, others, even Android and iOS) Open-source, see its GitHub page Free of charge (although it encourages charity donation), GPL license with ...
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What cross-platform GUI text editor for Linux shell scripting?

Atom Pros: Cross-platform (Windows, Linux, Mac) Open-source, see its GitHub page Free of charge, MIT license Shell script syntax highlighting with strong color for variables: Cons: Start-up time ...
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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 alternative for Notepad++

I used to recommend Kate as the editor to use ... until it stopped working correctly in non-KDE environments (missing icons, etc) Now I cheerfully recommend Geany - https://www.geany.org/Download/...
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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 alternative for Notepad++

You may try Sublime Text. It has all the features listed by you. The UI is modern and quite fast, and supports mouse + configurable keyboard shortcuts: As well it includes other features: "Goto ...
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What cross-platform GUI text editor for Linux shell scripting?

Kate Pros: Cross-platform (Linux, Mac OS, Windows) Open source Free software (GPL) Fast Has syntax highlighting support for a lot of different files (Markup, Scripts, Source code, configuration, ...) ...
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8 votes

Text editor or reader for working with huge files in Windows

You can use gVIM for Win32: https://sourceforge.net/projects/portablegvim/ It uses virtual rendering and can easily handle 50+ GB files. Works on our logfile dump (if you experience any trouble, ...
Stefan Steiger's user avatar
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Linux alternative for Notepad++

Vim While the UI is pretty old school, there is a reason it is still popular a quarter century after it's creation; it's awesome. Here is an article that walks through how to install most of the ...
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Simple open-source text editor for Windows

What you want is likely Notepad++ which has all those things which you mention as far as I can tell. It works great on Windows and has slews of free plugins as well. Source code: https://github.com/...
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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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An open-source cross between an IDE and a text-editor?

Atom is a very good text editor that covers your requirements. Free and Open-Source Code highlighting for JavaScript, HTML, CSS, SCSS, and PHP. (Bonus for Python and Ruby) Code completion ...
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7 votes

Software to replace multiple text strings in multiple files

You can do this with Notepad++ without opening your files: Open Notepad++ Press Ctrl + H Switch to the tab titled "Find in Files" Specify your search text, and the replacement Set the folder in ...
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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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7 votes

What cross-platform GUI text editor for Linux shell scripting?

Emacs Pros: Cross platform Free and Open Source Software Free of charge Supports both GUI and CLI usage, even for a single instance simultaneously. You can have your emacs windows in your desktop; ...
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Text editor that doesn't change line endings on paste

In Notepad++ you can do Paste Binary Content (found under Edit -> Paste Special). This pastes EOL characters unchanged for me. You can shortcut it using the Shortcut mapper.
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Linux alternative for Notepad++

Take a look at GitHub Atom Free, Gratis & Open Source Supports Syntax Highlighting most languages out of the box and can be customised for more Hex Viewer as a plug in module Small & ...
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Sublime Text 3 alternative to use on ARM Linux?

Try out Visual Studio Code which is an open source IDE that supports all the languages you specified with the help of extensions. I have used it on Mac, Linux and Windows and it is a great IDE with ...
ARau's user avatar
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5 votes

What cross-platform GUI text editor for Linux shell scripting?

Geany Cross platform. GPL licensed. Syntax high lighting. Actually a very light weight IDE - has buttons for "compile" "build" and such that can have specific actions set for appropriate file ...
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Open-source CSV viewer & editor

I like OpenRefine. According to the documentation : OpenRefine is a Java-based power tool that allows you to load data, understand it, clean it up, reconcile it, and augment it with data coming from ...
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4 votes

Text editor or reader for working with huge files in Windows

BareTail (free edition) is good enough for my log monitoring activities: Real-time file viewing Optimised real-time viewing engine View files of any size (> 2GB) Scroll to any point in the whole ...
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4 votes

Editor for writing shell scripts, with autocompletion and syntax highlighting

I usually use OSes in the *nix family so this may not help: I'm a big fan of Sublime Text and since it offers a free, unlimited trial (Windows, Mac, Linux), you don't have much to lose. While it is ...
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4 votes

Web development code editor for Mac

You can try WebStorm. Based on your requirements it has: Instant autocomplete/autosuggest for HTML, CSS, and JS. I am not sure about PHP, but you try PHPStorm for that. Highlight blocks (either like ...
Miguel Velez's user avatar
4 votes

LaTeX editor that can insert images automatically

I would recommend TeXstudio. TeXstudio is an integrated writing environment for creating LaTeX documents. Our goal is to make writing LaTeX as easy and comfortable as possible. Therefore ...
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4 votes

Linux alternative for Notepad++

It probably doesn't match a hipster definition of "modern", but I suggest you eventually learn to use good old VIM or Emacs. There is a reason why they are still extremely popular. They have multiple ...
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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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Is there a program to copy full folder path directories?

The windows command: tree /A /F > temp.txt gets very close to what you are asking for. | temp.txt | +---build | __init__.py | +---lib | | activex.py | | activexwrapper.py ...
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