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* FTP Save as Remote, Open as Remote - possibly furhter extended with CHMOD capability, and even better with site directory tree in left pane
* Ability to search across multiple lines - i.e. a chunk of code that spans three lines
* Ability to save as *nix file
* Ability to define local working directories
* Ability to open a large text file - i.e. a 100MB sql batch file or Apache logfile
I have tried the following, and most offer some of the above mentioned requirements, but none match all of them:
UltraEdit, EditPad Pro, Crimson Editor, Homesite, Emacs
Any hints or recommendations are much appreciated! :D
Most of your requirements can be handled by HomeSite. I'm not overly excited with HS's FTP deployment, however, so we use WebDrive with HomeSite where we have immediate push-button access (HS tabs) to dozens of sites across several different servers (WebDrive will mirror each of the servers as "W" "X" "Y" "Z" directories, for example, on your local hard drive).
This allows us to make changes 'live' to each server, combined with redundant backups (dedicated server backups, plus HandyBackup software brings a copy of the changed files back to our local PCs every hour.
As far as manipulating huge log files, we always use UltraEdit. It can handle 4GB files that most other editors choke on.
And you can't beat the EditPad PasteBook! ;)
Believe it or not I use Visual C++ 6.0 for my text editing. About the only thing it does is hilight HTML tags (which are outdated because VC6 is 5 years old).
So I was looking for a nice program myself. I don't need anything the first poster wants. All I need is syntax coloring for (X)HTML and PHP (where of course I can choose the colors) and a selection margin on the left (where you click and it selects the whole row).
I'm looking for something solid with a light footprint (that will load very quickly like Notepad does).
What do you think?
Yeah, I was just checking out their site. Do you know if the free EditPadLite does syntax highlighting?
I'm kinda anal about installing stuff on my computer or else I would just try it out.
It looks nice and small, exactly what I need. The full version has spell checker and other stuff that I would never use.
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I use UltraEdit for most of my raw text editing. Handles huge files better than anything else I've ever come across.
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