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




On 03/16/2017 07:20 AM, Joe wrote:
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 version I have does not, but evidently the latest 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/


I don't need a diff tool exactly. I need to do a _visual_ comparison make sure I'm editing the right portion.
I might say I was looking for an "analog" not "digital" solution.