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Re: Suitable text editor [NOT word processor] or workaround?

On Thu, 16 Mar 2017 06:38:52 -0500
Richard Owlett <rowlett@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> My environment is Jessie (8.6.0) with MATE desktop.
> I require two things:
>   1. a search and replace which can include a "newline" in new string.
>   2. display/edit 2 files simultaneously *side by side*
> MATE's standard editor (Pluma) can handle the first easily.
> I see no way to open 2 instances of Pluma in separate windows - a la 
> Notepad in WindowsXP. Pluma will only open multiple files in multiple tabs.
> The two files are nearly identical and need them displayed 
> simultaneously for instant visual comparison. Opening one of the files 
> read only would be acceptable but not preferable.

I just checked, and Geany can do both. [Probably lots of others can,
too, but this is what I have installed and have been using lately.]