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    Well I found a way to run notepad++ with per directory session info
    Slight problem is it leaves a batch file window open.

    Might be able to sort that out though - not sure.

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    > Might be able to sort that out though - not sure.
    Run notepad++ with this command.
    start notepad++
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    Quote Originally Posted by Salem View Post
    > Might be able to sort that out though - not sure.
    Run notepad++ with this command.
    start notepad++
    Hmmmm well that works but...

    Well here is the batchfile.

    Code:
    copy session.xml   "c:\Documents and Settings\HP_Owner\Application Data\Notepad++\session.xml"
    start notepad++
    copy   "c:\Documents and Settings\HP_Owner\Application Data\Notepad++\session.xml" session.xml
    You see I need to wait untill notepad has finished to copy the session info back,
    and of course the above does not wait untill notepad has finished, so I will get the
    same session every time. It gets rid of the window which is nice though.

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    However... if I create a batch file called note as bellow.
    Code:
    copy session.xml   "c:\Documents and Settings\HP_Owner\Application Data\Notepad++\session.xml"
    "C:\Program Files\Notepad++\notepad++.exe"
    copy   "c:\Documents and Settings\HP_Owner\Application Data\Notepad++\session.xml" session.xml
    exit
    And the another called whatever.bat
    Code:
    start /min note.bat
    Then run whatever.bat, it seems to work, I believe except, I get a minimised DOS window
    when it is running, which is better but not ideal.
    It would certaintly be useful though because I tend to have 2 or 3 different configurations
    for notepad with half a dozen files in each.

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    Think I have figured out a way to get rid of the window now.
    Will try it later.

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    Personally I love, and use SciTE (both on Windows and Linux).

    I'm not hardcore, so I don't tend to use vi for everything other than system things.

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    I used to use Scite, but then I downloaded Notepad++ and discovered it was better. I really like Notepad++ a lot. I still have Scite lying around though.

    Here is what I do:

    Notepad++: I use this for PHP and Python scripting, as well as C/C++ programs that I intend to compile with gcc/g++, and then most probably copy over to a Linux machine.

    Code::Blocks: I use this for large C/C++ projects with which I want portability (since the compiler I have it using is gcc)

    VC++: I use this for some C++ coding, but mostly for C#. VC++ is actually a very nice IDE.

    vim: Whenever I am on Linux I will use this, or if I am SSH'd into a computer and editing code in the terminal.
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    I use Notepad++ for everything (even as a hex editor) except C/C++ projects... it even has an easy-to-use FTP plugin.

    What I like about Notepad++ is that it is clean. You have a menu bar, toolbar, status bar and a nice big edit box. It also looks nice - no annoying themes.

    I use Code::Blocks and Dev-C++ for C/C++ projects. Code::Blocks looks so yummy (the font).
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    Shame it's not portable, otherwise I'd love to use it. One of the main reasons I use SciTE is I can use it on Linux and Windows and it's identical.

    No I don't fancy porting it, nor running it under wine

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    Quote Originally Posted by maxorator View Post
    I use Notepad++ for everything (even as a hex editor) except C/C++ projects... it even has an easy-to-use FTP plugin.

    What I like about Notepad++ is that it is clean. You have a menu bar, toolbar, status bar and a nice big edit box. It also looks nice - no annoying themes.

    I use Code::Blocks and Dev-C++ for C/C++ projects. Code::Blocks looks so yummy (the font).
    I didn't realise you could use it as a Hex editor untill you posted that.
    A handy feature, I can ditch my other hex editor(s) now.
    I will have to start hacking about with programs now to see what I can come up
    with , long time since I programmed in machine code!!

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