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vbgunz

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Has anyone every tried to edit lib-common with notepad on Windows? It looks like the alphabets exploded... I know not to use dreamweaver and said I'll back it up and try it... bang! corruption like your girl cheating on you... My question is, is their an editor which can bring organization to the lib-common file and not cause it to corrupt on Windows? Anyone here successfully using an editor besides notepad and shows line numbers, etc? I'd really like to know... Thanks Smile
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There are a number of great editors for Windows.
Although far from a complete listing, a few to look at include: PHPEdit or cedit or EditPlus

They all understand PHP code and will use color coding and include a number of tools to assist developers.

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isol8

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i like textpad someone on here recommended it to me actually

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I Use Notepad it's a great editor and within notepad you can go to any line "Ctrl G" is the shortcut Smile enjoy

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vbgunz

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I've got phpedit on my machine... Its just not installed... I understand it is a code editor *but* it wont corrupt lib-common? Thanks Smile---Victor B. Gonzalez
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I've never had a problem with Notepad corrupting any files. On my system, lib-common.php is too large to open with Notepad. It defaults over to Wordpad. If you're using Wordpad instead of Notepad, you have to specifically select "text document" to save the file or it will insert extra characters.

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vbgunz

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I am on XP and notepad can open it with no problem... Its just it looks crazy and completely unorganized...---Victor B. Gonzalez
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If that's the case, the previous editor inserted some characters Notepad doesn't like. I've had the same thing happen to me on a few other scripts. When a file looks really warped out in Notepad, I switch over to Wordpad and it looks okay. If you use that one though, you will definitely corrupt the file if you don't save it right. I've edited lib-common.php a few times in Wordpad with no problems at all.

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I use Crimson Editor, and never had any problems with it. It has line numbers, can have multiple files open , and another nice thing is that it highlights php tags as well as tags for other languages (like HTML,ASP...etc)

It's also freeware.

You can find it at http://www.crimsoneditor.com/


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drmagu

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My $0.02 ..
UltraEdit http://www.ultraedit.com/
I have opened files of > 100 MB (yep MEGA).
I have opened 25+ files simultanuously.
You can do a "Find" across files!
Highlights PHP, HTML, JavaScript and whatever.
FTP connection to remote files.
Line Numbers (on or off).
More ...
If I sound like a commercial, it's beacuse UE is by FAR the best editor I have ever worked with.
Cheers, Dr Magu

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Maybe you have a corrupted lib-common.php file. If you unzipped geeklog with winzip it might of caused the problem. It has been reported to cause problems, eventhough I have yet to have a problems with it.

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word pad. its free and comes with windows just like notepad.

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I still don't understand what the discrimination against Dreamweaver is!?! I use Dreamweaver MX for all my PHP editing with NO problems whatsoever!!! The only thing you have to remember is to turn off code rewriting in the preferences panel. That's all.

Granted, older versions of Dreamweaver may not work, but MX certainly does and I'd recommend it. It's also great for theme files (just add the .thtml extension to the list in preferences).

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I have found DreamWeaver 4.0 to work, with code rewriting off. DreamweaverMX adds ectra white space, and corrupts the file. MsWord, Suprizingly is an okay editor if your in a pinch and open and save as asci Others that work are text pad, text edit, ultra edit, Sun's Foundation Java Editor Windows Edit vi, vim, or pico under a cgywin install

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yup... UltraEdit is THE editor. The thing is intense. ---Paul 'T1Pimp' http://www.Huggybeer.com - Geek news with attitude
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T1Pimp

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Along the same lines... does anybody know a platform independent, or multi-platform PHP editor? I'd like to start doing my PHP editing on my linux box... but i'd prefer to have an editor that I can use on both Windows and Linux so I can get used to the interface. ---Paul 'T1Pimp' http://www.Huggybeer.com - Geek news with attitude
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Ruatha

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Vim works great for any text editing, including PHP, and is multi-platform.

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I'm very pleased with the free Programmers Notepad (www.pnotepad.org)
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