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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.

So will gedit, but have you tried right-clicking and seeing if you get
'open in another window' as gedit does?
> 
> 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.
> 

Yes, that does suggest a programming tool such as geany, or a graphical
file diff utility. I don't use one in Linux, but there are several.
http://www.tecmint.com/best-linux-file-diff-tools-comparison/

-- 
Joe