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




On Thu, 16 Mar 2017 08:56:12 -0500,
Richard Owlett<rowlett@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

>On 03/16/2017 07:27 AM, Andreas Ronnquist wrote:
>> On Thu, 16 Mar 2017 13:16:19 +0100,
>> Andreas Ronnquist<mailinglists@xxxxxxxxx> 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.
>>>>
>>>> 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.
>>>>  
>>>
>>> You are looking for the --new-window option, from the terminal:
>>>
>>> pluma file1.txt &
>>> pluma --new-window file2.txt &
>>>  
>
>That's a neat solution.
>What should I have read that I obviously didn't?

pluma --help

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