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Re: text editors

Even if it's not possible to colorize that block, hash marks could be
used on beginnings of lines to make those lines comments.  Then save the
document.  Then grep -v "^#" file >file2
That should remove your protected block from the saved file.  Now, edit
file2.  When finished, go into the original file and copy that block out
and paste it where you want it into file2.  Then overwrite the original
save file with file2.

On Mon, 25 Mar 2019, Cindy-Sue Causey wrote:

> Date: Mon, 25 Mar 2019 00:52:49
> From: Cindy-Sue Causey <butterflybytes@xxxxxxxxx>
> To: Debian Users <debian-user@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Subject: Re: text editors
> Resent-Date: Mon, 25 Mar 2019 04:53:04 +0000 (UTC)
> Resent-From: debian-user@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> On 3/25/19, mick crane <mick.crane@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > Is there any text editor, preferably in a terminal that has the facility
> > to protect lines in the document, not the document itself ?
> > I've got 2 blocks of "code" that look similar and I keep editing the
> > wrong one and then it doesn't work.
> I don't know of that, and I tried an "apt-cache search", too..
> As I marked your thread "unread" to save in case something crosses my
> path, it occurred to me that maybe you could at least find a way to do
> something like colorize it?
> Or in the meantime of finding something to lock that down, maybe you
> could throw in one or more comments... that yell "Don't to do that!"
> I've done that one... :)
> Cindy :)