Re: text editors
- Date: Sun, 24 Mar 2019 22:50:16 -0700
- From: Dan Hitt <dan.hitt@xxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: text editors
On Sun, Mar 24, 2019 at 9:38 PM 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.
Actually, you can do this, at least in emacs, and this can be done in a terminal,
at least in an xterm.
If you're using emacs as an app, then it is just a matter of highlighting the region, then
choosing Edit > Text Properties > Special Properties > Read Only
(This is described in stack overflow, https://emacs.stackexchange.com/a/46066, where i
learned about it.)
However, you want to do it in a terminal, which is a good thing i think.
In this case, you probably have to access the menu things without a mouse.
But in xterm, at least, you can follow this procedure.
First, if you do not see the menu along the top, do M-x menu-bar-mode. (If
you can see the menu, don't do M-x menu-bar-mode, because it toggles.)
Then, at least in xterm, you can do F10 (or function-F10) to get into the menus and
use the arrow keys to move around, and do the Edit > Text Properties thing.
Note that i do not know how to do this in xfce4-terminal, which is what debian
gives me, because F10 gets me into the xfce4-terminal. But i don't know what
terminal you are using, so don't know if that's an issue for you or not.
Anyhow good luck, and it's a good question invho.
- text editors
- From: mick crane
- text editors