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

On 03/16/2017 07:09 AM, Lisi Reisz wrote:
On Thursday 16 March 2017 11:38:52 Richard Owlett 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 can't try with Pluma, because I haven't got it.  But I just tried with
KWrite-Trinity without the slightest problem.  I can't think how to control
the tome in which this comes out in an email, but along the lines of "Is t
plugged in?", have you actually tried to do it?

YEPP <grin>
I was the failure which prompted my post.
Geany, as suggested, solves my current problem without adding large portions of another DE.

I just managed to find a failure!  KEdit-Trinity again will open two windows
without a problem, but Kate-Trinity appears not to do so.  I wanted to try
GEdit, but I haven't got it and am disinclined to install half Gnome, on a
system which is wavering, just to try this.  Sorry, Richard.

But it is obvious that some editors will do this.  You just have to find one
you are prepared to install that does it.  Kwrite-Trinity and KEdit-Trinity
can both do it.