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MadEdit - lots of functions in a clunky looking interface

Posted by ClifNotes, Jan 2009, permalink Text Editors


While sprucing up the article about VST plugins, I ran across a recommendation for a text editor that is able to sort and remove duplicate lines. I was given a list of over 3000 http and ftp links that were all mixed up and had many potential duplicates. MadEdit had that text file sorted and cleaned in seconds.


The application looks really old school, like from Windows 95 days. It's got tons of functions and it's more geared towards programmers and other hackers.


The download was at Sourceforge.net and it came as a 7-Zip file. I merely unpacked it into my Portables folder and ran it.


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Quote from the website

MadEdit is an Open-Source & Cross-Platform Text/Hex Editor written in C++ and wxWidgets.

MadEdit can edit files in Text/Column/Hex modes, and supports many useful functions, e.g. SyntaxHighlightings, WordWrap, Encodings.