View Full Version : [kubuntu] Editor with a column mode as UltraEdit windows app has ?

January 3rd, 2009, 01:54 AM

There's an awesome feature in UltraEdit of IDMCOMP that I didn't yet find in a linux editor :

the column mode : edit the file vertically, ie for example, add some letters to all line selected, special paste that goes with this mode...

When you have formatted ouput, for example, an "ls -la" output, you can take this output, filter it, work on it, edit in column mode for keep only the file name, put int into quote, and then add mv instruction to move it to a folder.
(obviously I'll do that when mv * is not suitable)

Ultra edit as also a macro functionnality that I find great...

So, the question is : which graphical editor has these feature ?

January 3rd, 2009, 05:16 AM
I googled ultraEdit linux and found this site

But what I found more interesting is that they are releasing UltraEdit for linux sometime in 2009. Yeah it's been a topic since 2004, but there seems to be some movement lately. Just check out the forums on ultraedit.com

January 3rd, 2009, 03:16 PM

I've sent an email to IDMComp...

meanwhile, I'll try it with codeweaver if nobody suggest another software that do that.


January 3rd, 2009, 09:24 PM
Kate (KDE Advanced Text Editor) has a column-editing mode.

January 4th, 2009, 01:40 AM
I'd be surprised if Gvim couldn't do this. Entering...
:r!ls -la ~
... whilst in "command mode" will give you a home directory listing within a Gvim window. What filtering do you need to do though?

... for a lot of (G)Vim commands and tips.