Remote File Editor in Linux Using jEdit
In Windows, we can use UltraEdit or EditPlus to edit file remotely using FTP or (S)FTP protocol. To find the same applications in Linux is not easy. But there's one application we can use in Linux to edit file remotely. We can use jEdit.
jEdit is a mature programmer's text editor with hundreds (counting the time developing plugins) of person-years of development behind it. Written in Java, so it runs on Mac OS X, OS/2, Unix, VMS and Windows.
Installation in Ubuntu
Note : Java 2 version 1.5 or later is recommended for all versions of jEdit.
Before installing jEdit, make sure you have a compatible Java virtual machine.
For Debian users, we can download the latest jEdit package here.
Extract it :
[email protected]:~$ sudo dpkg -i /home/k4tz/Desktop/jedit_4.3pre13_all.deb
And run :
[email protected]:~$ jedit
Warning: $JAVA_HOME environment variable not set! Consider setting it.
Attempting to locate java...
Found a virtual machine at: /usr/bin/java...
jEdit Main Page
Install FTP Plugin for jEdit
The FTP plugin adds the ability to browse directories and edit files on (S)FTP servers. To connect and edit file remotely using FTP or (S)FTP we must install FTP Plugins first. And we can do that easily using :
Plugins --- Plugins Manager --- Install menu
In few minutes our jEdit have the ability to edit file remotely. Start edit your file remotely using:
Plugins --- FTP --- Open from FTP Server
or if we use (S)FTP Server
Plugins --- FTP --- Open from Secure FTP Server
jEdit--install FTP plugins
jEdit -- connect FTP server
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