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listerdl
February 21st, 2009, 01:57 PM
Hi, I found using .txt files in a windows environment very useful, is there an ubuntu/linux equivalent?

konqueror7
February 21st, 2009, 02:00 PM
just the same, usually you make your own extensions...:D

kestrel1
February 21st, 2009, 02:03 PM
If you go to Applications -> Accessories then drop down to Text Editor & it will open GEdit.

listerdl
February 21st, 2009, 02:08 PM
thanks

philinux
February 21st, 2009, 02:10 PM
Right click on your desktop and select create document.

stalkingwolf
February 21st, 2009, 04:34 PM
in Open Office you have the option of saving documents in many different
formats including txt, and doc.

lukjad007
February 21st, 2009, 04:54 PM
.txt means text document. The can be read normally, however there is a little trouble with notepad that make linebreaks look like single characters.

oldos2er
February 21st, 2009, 08:43 PM
Use the command "file" to show file types. On a text file, it will give you information that looks something like this:

ann@ann-desktop:~/mail$ file saved-messages
saved-messages: ASCII English text

krzysz00
February 21st, 2009, 08:48 PM
To avoid Notepad issues, select the charatcher encoding in Notepad as UTF-8

lukjad007
February 21st, 2009, 11:12 PM
Nice tip, thanks.