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Edit a text file on Android (free, no ads)

This really shouldn't be so hard. I've tried gsearching and found endless hideously annoying false leads. Half the time a "recommended solution" doesn't do what I'm asking for, in one way or ...
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How to let Emacs open and display a file in directory /storage/emulated/0/?

I am using Samsung Galaxy S10+ on Android 12. From F-Droid, I have downloaded and installed Emacs. It can run directly on Android, not via Termux. In the internal storage of my phone, I have created a ...
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How to disable the magnifying window function while holding on the text?

Recently, I changed my phone to Nokia 6.2 with Android 11 system and I find a new feature that is really user-unfriendly to me. In my old phones when I press and hold on the text in an address bar(or ...
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How to copy paste rich-text in Android 9?

I'm using Android 9 on Cherry Mobile Flare S8 Pro, and it seems I'm unable to paste rich text on an online rich text editor. For example, I'm copying a header and bold text within rich text format ...
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How do I search for entries containing a given text or regular expression using TalkBack

I would like to know how to use TalkBack to search for entries by issuing a given partial keyword or regular expression. Perhaps, as an alternative, the user could speak an entry, and, after the text ...
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How to edit markdown files stored in Google Drive?

It's bizarre but I can't find a good way to edit my markdown files that I store in Google Drive on Android. The problem seems to be twofold - no apps support browsing google drive files google drive ...
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How to read and edit system xml files of android 12+?

On previous android versions, I can easily read and edit system XML files using a text editor but XML files from android 12 cannot be read properly and they looks like random symbols. For example, I ...
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Is it possible to automatically transform a phone number before calling it?

So I want some kind of solution to take a phone number from my call list, contacts or anywhere else, then transform it in a specific way and then add some digits and symbols in front of the number and ...
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How to install Vim text editor in Android?

How do I install Vim text editor in Android?
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External keyboard and ESC key on Android

https://www.logitech.com/en-hk/product/k580-multi-device-wireless-keyboard This bluetooth keyboard (probably many others) has the back tick ` and Esc keys on it. Will these ` and Esc work on Android ...
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How to edit root files in /sys (Permission Denied)?

I have been trying to change root files in my phone through an app I am developing. The phone I have is a Moto G6, fully rooted. I'm using terminal emulators to run commands on my phone. I've tried "...
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How to open keyboard in Wine app?

I would like to use Notepad++ on Android, if possible. The only thing I found was this app, which, unlike the regular Wine, seems to emulate an entire Windows system. The only problem: I can't enter ...
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Notepad/text-editor encrypt on Android, decrypt on linux -- and vice-versa

I'm looking for an encrypted notepad or text editor for Android which encrypts files in a way that allows them to be decrypted under Linux. I also want this to work in the opposite direction: ...
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Paste YYYYMMDDHHMMSS timestamp anywhere (hotkey shortcut)

YYYYMMDDHHMMSS or YmdHis in PHP is the timestamp format used by Wayback Machine URL and the %A_Now variable in AutoHotKey. It looks like this: 20171223145921. How can I paste the timestamp of the ...
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what is the standard editor in Android?

I'm connecting to this Google phone via adb, I need to change a character inside of a text file, and I would use vi, or maybe sed -i, or even pico if nothing else helps, but I don't find any well ...
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How to edit a text file in a ZIP or RAR archive, without manual extract/compression?

I have a text file in a compressed file (RAR/ZIP). On my desktop, I happen to be able to edit it, and then WinRAR or 7-Zip sends a message saying the text file was changed and asking if I want to ...
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Does Android come with a built-in plain text editor?

I need to edit a simple plain text file. Is there a built-in text editor that comes with Android? I have Android 7, LG Stylo 3. I just need to open a text file, and enter some words: cat dog etc I ...
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Share option: How to append into text file?

If I go to share in any app or from selected text (icon with three connected dots), I get some sharing options such as SMS, Bluetooth, WiFi direct, etc. But I would also like to dump it directly into ...
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Stop cursor from moving to end of word when touching text

The default android behaviour when interacting with editable text seems to be to move the cursor to the end of the word you've touched, regardless of your touch location. This is undesirable in many ...
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How can I directly edit text files over SSH or FTP?

Sometimes I want to edit text files on a remote computer (such as linux scripts, websites, etc.) but I only have an Android device at hands (let's say I'm sitting in a train and have nothing better to ...
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How do I copy text from my Phone's inbox to my PC's text editor?

I am looking for a way to copy text from my Phone's inbox to my PC's text editor, sort of a shared clipboard. My PC's text editor has Ctrl key disabled. So, is there any way to paste the text from ...
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How to register new extensions as text files (.Rmd)

I have R markdown (.Rmd extension file, uses Markdown syntax) file on my Dropbox. Regardless of trying to open it directly from Dropbox application or exporting it to my Android device, I see ...
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How to select all and copy content of .txt file

I have a .txt file on my Android phone. How can I copy it's content to the clipboard, so that I can paste it elsewhere? When I open the .txt file and long press, I only get "Paste". That is in "DB ...
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Typing hebrew in a text editor

I can't seem to find a text editor which behaves correctly in regards to bi-directional text. I type a lot in hebrew, with some english mixed in. In most of the apps I've tried (google docs, and ...
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How to batch-split the pages of a PDF when there's multiple pages per page?

I have PDFs with two actual pages on one landscape page, like this: I want to separate the pages so that each page has only one actual page on it. For example, the page in the image above above ...
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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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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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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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Emacs on Android

I would like to run Emacs on my Android phone. Has anyone done this? If so, how can I? I've looked, and I haven't been able to find either an executable or instructions to compile emacs for Android. I ...
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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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