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Masaryk
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Reformatting

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Hey all,

I just reformatted my computer and am having some problems.

More specifically, when I create some aliases and try to use them in mudlet, they don't work. My SVO works fine, but randomly created aliases are not working at all. Any ideas why this might be?

Masaryk
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Re: Reformatting

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Hmm, figured it out. For some reason when I copied and pasted the syntax for the alias from Word, it wasn't working out. I just manually typed in the patterns and it worked out just fine.

xabre
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Re: Reformatting

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Word, as all text processors do, uses advanced text formatting by default. Instead you should use a good plain text editor. Simple Notepad can work for most needs, but I usually recommend Notepad++, it's free and has a lot more useful features.

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I'd second the mention for Notepad++ at least on Windoze.

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demonnic
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Gvim is available everywhere, but you might be called masochistic for using it

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Oneymus
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Sublime Text is my personal favourite. With some packages, you can get great Lua highlighting and syntax checking.

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demonnic
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Sublime is good. I'm just too used to my vim... I start putting command sequences in my script files in other editors... :wq is not proper lua syntax

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@Demonic I know exactly what you mean, I learnt really basic (survivor level really) vi years ago and it's still the CLI editor I reach for when I want to edit a system config file etc. (c.v. WordStar word-processor commands, now that HAS atrophied) - only trouble is most(?) of these new-fangled GUI text editors things have a completely different control interface so those :wq or DD just sit there staring back at me.

Um, have I just been harnessing my inner Victor Meldrew? :o

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For those that like to geek out over their text editors, Atom.io is an up and coming Sublime clone from the Github folks. Supports vi keybindings too (as does Sublime, of course) :)

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