Re: TXT program editor

From: Giovanni Bellesia (
Date: Thu Aug 28 2008 - 16:21:03 CDT

if you want to keep it simple and be quit efficient in file editing, my
pick is for the combination:
vim + awk + shell scripting

> Hello everyone,
> First of all, I'm e-mailing this to VMD and NAMD communities because i
> think this problem may affect both of them.
> Well, the thing is that creating a simulation requires a lot of TXT
> edition, at least in my personal case. I stay hours and hours editing
> TXT files (The *.params, *.PDB, *.PSF, etc.,) and i think that
> sometimes it is not necessary to do all this job. As a reference, i
> know how to use the "replace" command in notepad, wordpad does not
> have too many extra options, and excel works as well, but it is harder
> to use, is almost the same work than in wordpad or notepad.
> I've been thinking in creating one, it is not a great deal, it just
> requires basic knowledge of programming in visual basic or C++, but i
> am running out of time and i really need to edit high amounts of text.
> In brief, my question is: does someone know a program that is
> specialized in editing TXT files? or does someone has made a program
> specialized for this issue?
> Also, if someone knows a better way to edit large amounts of text
> please let me know.
> Thank you!
> Cheers,
> Alejandro Ortega.

Giovanni Bellesia
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, California 93106-9510, USA.
Phone: 805 893 2767

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