Text Editor with FTP support

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August 2, 2011 at 13:48:22
Specs: Windows 7 64 bit, AMD Athlon, 6GB

I am looking for a full-featured text editor for windows with FTP support. Below are the features that I am looking for.

1. Open a file from FTP directly.
2. Project Feature. Combine multiple files under one project.
3. Template options for different programming languages.
4. Column Select mode.
5. Tab Indent
6. HTML preview
7. Syntax Highlighting.
8. Bookmarking feature
9. Search/Replace in multiple files (All open files, current file, files under a folder etc).
10. Regular format options (Trim Trailing spaces, sort, join lines, tabs to spaces etc)

I have been searching for a similar editor and I came up with only two editors so far which are listed below.

1. Editplus ==> Excellent, but not a freeware.
2. Syn Text Editor ==> Next to Editplus, but column mode has some defects.

Can some one suggest me a text editor with the above features?

I don't want a text editor that connects to FTP server and runs a ls command before we do anything. pspad is a good text editor, but when I select the FTP option, it connects to the server and then does a ls command. The editor session is hung until the FTP server response is back. The server that I am working with has over 11,000 files. If you look at editplus or syn, you can select the ftp server, type the file name with the full ftp path. The editor connects to the ftp server, downloads the file and then disconnects the ftp server. This is a MUST for me. Optionally, I can just click open button with out the file name and they execute the ls command to show the list of files.

Thanks in advance,

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August 3, 2011 at 23:34:26
I suggest you look at Notepad++: http://notepad-plus-plus.org/ It supports many software and web development languages, column mode, line indent, syntax highlighting, bookmarking, find/replace among all open files, launch in web browser, and a spell check plugin. It also has a FTP plugin which I haven't used and don't know how good it is. I prefer FireFTP for Firefox.

"Notepad++ is a free (as in 'free speech' and also as in 'free beer') source code editor and Notepad replacement that supports several languages. Running in the MS Windows environment, its use is governed by GPL License."

Apologies if I don't respond to your reply immediately. I don't check this site daily, but you're welcome to PM me as a reminder.

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August 4, 2011 at 05:53:51
You seem to want very specific features for both the FTP side and the editor side. Maybe you should consider using separate programs?

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August 4, 2011 at 06:30:34
Thanks for the replies.

I have tried Notepad++ and still have in my system, but I don't use it. As I mentioned, the ftp plugin in Notepad++ connects to FTP and tries to list the contents of the remote directory before it allows any other FTP operations. Since my remote directory (it is an enterprise development server and several people are working on the components from the same directory) contains more than 11,000 files, Notepad++ freezes for about 1 minute. I don't want to waste my time just sitting idle with out doing anything.

I don't want to use two different programs for the editor and ftp. I have Filezilla for the FTP operations, but I use it only when I want to download more than 1 file at a time.

I prefer Pspad over Notepad++, but pspad also behaves the same way as far as the FTP operations are concerned.

Now, I am using both Editplus and Syn Text Editor. Recently found PilotEdit Lite which has similar features, but the project and bookmarks features are not there.


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