Please excuse me if this post is in the wrong place or is vague (I'm bit of a new user to Ubuntu). I am running v13.04 and trying to run a specialized piece of software that was originally designed for Snow Leopard (but should work fine on Ubuntu). The program uses another program called "MAST" (Motif, Alignment, and Search Tool - http://meme.nbcr.net/meme/ ). The MAST is supposed to output three files every time it is ran: xml, html, and a text. However when I run it on Ubuntu, it does not output the text file. When ran on a fellow's Mac, it outputs a text file just fine. From our own bug checking we believe the issue is that MAST relies on Mac's TextEdit software to output its text file.
Is there any potential way of working around this (it's absolutely necessary that it outputs this text file) that doesn't involve changing MAST's source code? Like changing Ubuntu's/the terminal's default text editor that functions similarly to Mac's TextEdit?
What other information should I provide?
For the curious: I am doing research work on DNA motifs and trying to get another colleague's program suite (uses MAST) to work on my laptop. This program, MAST, is Linux compatible but the version I have to use is from 2010.