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Edit root files

I have installed Jota text editor on my rooted device but Jota isn't give root permission when started and I can't save edited files. I tried to clear the app and data cache to no avail. How can I ...
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Manage files on SD card in KitKat?

I just got my first Android device, a GALAXY Tab S 8.4, and immediately ran into this problem: Workaround for Android 4.4 not being able to write to SD cards? I need to be able change file ...
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How to update a text file using both a desktop text editor and an android phone?

I do most of my text edits on my desktop (using a text editor), but sometimes I'd like to edit them on my phone. I know that one alternative is creating a shortcut to my desktop text file, dragging it ...
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Can I get a non-blinking caret?

I'm looking for a configuration setting for turning off caret (text cursor) blinking. I've got a Galaxy Tab A with Android 5.0.2. If there's no UI setting, is there a config file I can edit? I'll ...
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How to open Emacs window in Android L?

I have installed Emacs 1.0.1 from Google Play on Android 5.0.2 on Sony Xperia Z3 Compact. When I try to run it all I'm seeing is a notification "Terminal session is running" but I don't have any ...
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Is it possible to create a plain text file in android?

I see lots of apps that can create "files that contain text", but the files are in their own proprietary format. I would like to create a plain text file so that if the file is transferred to a ...
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Unix utilities (cat, grep, ls etc.) for Android?

I'm transitioning to one folder with many (txt-)files, adapting (letters instead of symbols, lowercase only, no spaces) Merlin Manns txt-setup. With cat, grep, head and other Unix-utilities, it's ...
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Larger edit area for SMS writing?

The Handcent app has a feature where with a click of a button I can switch to a larger edit area. This allowed me to preview my messages in whole before sending them off and edit them comfortably. ...
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How can I emulate ctrl-Z (undo) in Android 4.1.2 on a Galaxy Note 3?

Based on this question and this question and this issue, it sounds like Android basically doesn't have undo/redo functionality. (I guess? Correct me if I've misunderstood or if the situation has ...
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How to cut and paste on Sony XPeria Z1?

Assuming a healthy phone, what is the normal procedure for cutting and pasting from editable text fields on Android? On my iPhone this pops up after selecting text, but I cannot even select the text ...
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How do I open a text file of any extension in Android?

I have several types of file on my Google Drive and on my SD card (.C, .ASM, .H, .INC, .LOG) which are all just text files. But I just can't view them on my Android phone because it says that there ...
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Dropbox: How do I open a file without extension as a text file?

I have 1000+ text files without extension in my DropBox folder. While looking the list of them by the DropBox app for Android, I touched one of them to see and edit but the app just said I should ...
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Copy Paste with Touch

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 and I have a problem with the copy and paste feature. Since about 2 Weeks ago, I have been unable to copy by holding on the text and clicking copy. If I long press on text ...
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Console text editor

Is there any vi/vim/pico/nano console build for android or any other editor which I can use in remote interactive adb shell. I don't need GUI at all. I've seen Vi IMproved Touch and it's a nice ...
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Handwrite / draw on a text document

Is there an Android app that enables hand-writing / drawing on a word document? I want to draw and write on the text. I don't want to edit the document, but write on the top of it. Instead of typing ...
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Online note taking

I need to be able to save text (like url, sms, etc) on my android phone which can also be viewed on the Internet through a URL. Right now I use Google Drive (which takes time) or Facebook chat (by ...
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How to read documents in RTF file type?

I'm searching a way to maintain RTF files for open/editing but at least for reading, because I have no support for it on my device. I tried mobile docs view and yozo office but they didn't support ...
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Writing structured text documents

I recently bought an Android tablet with a keyboard, and would like to use it to take notes of conferences, lectures, meetings etc. On a Windows or Linux notebook, I would use the excellent LyX ...
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How to open .conf files with File Expert?

I have a rooted Android device running 4.0.3. I bought full version of File Expert in order to browse root file system. I navigate to a .conf file and want to open it, but the app says There is no ...
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Is there a way to create new files in Astro FM

Astro File Manager has a text file editor built right in. Is there a way to create new text files in the app and edit them directly in it? I am not looking for other apps (I know they exist) - ...
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plain text editor that can delete lines

I keep to do lists on my computer using plain ASCII text (.txt) files that I sync with Dropbox. I just got an Android tablet and I'd like a text editor that I can use to edit those files. I need ...
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Is there any way to edit ODT documents on Android?

I need to edit my OpenOffice documents. Is there any version of LibreOffice for Android? Or Is there any ODT texteditor app for Android?
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How to open text files with DropBox on Android?

I have the DropBox app on my Samsung Galaxy S 2. It seemed to me that before, when I clicked on a text file, it would open a text editor. I think Dropbox had its own internal editor. Now, however, ...
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text editor that starts out in view mode?

I would like a text editor that works like the Google Docs app, where you start out viewing a file and if you want to edit it you specifically have to click an "Edit" button. The reason this would be ...
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Is there a Google Docs editor for Android that actually works?

I have tried several Google Docs editors for Android and none of them has fully featured editor functionality. Selecting things like fonts and colors is absent and I have actually tried two editors ...
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Why are my auto-complete suggestions so bad?

When I'm typing into a text entry field, the auto-complete suggestions I get are much worse than they used to be (they have never worked well on this phone, but have worked great on previous Android ...
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How do I *really* disable autocorrection?

I am experiencing this on a Droid2 Global running Froyo, but it was happening on a Droid Pro as well. It did not happen on my Droid running Cyanogen or stock Froyo. When I'm typing in the gTalk app ...
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How do I disable the annoying auto-correction of punctuation on device keyboard?

Here are two examples: (I'm using the '|' as the cursor) Example #1: I want to put the next word in quotes | type '"' followed by a word and closing quote: I want to put the next word in quotes" |...
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Open HTML file with text editor

Is it possible to open an HTML file with a text editor for example so that I can edit it's source? Thank you.
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How do I copy and paste text between applications?

Very often I find myself wishing that I could copy text from a tweet I am reading (in the Twitter app) and paste it in, for example, TweetDeck so I can retweet/reply. How do I go about doing this? ...
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Looking for a Text Editor that doesn't truncate a file prematurely

I'm trying to find a decent text editor. I've tried the following apps (in order of preference): TxtPad Lite, Scribtor Notes, AmbleLink Notepad All of them truncate the text file at 9025 bytes. The ...