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Notepad++ and FileZilla Tip

For those of us who use Notepad++ for text editing will be happy to know that FileZilla can use it as the default text editor. This might be old news for some of you but I just want to get the word out there, I have seen people download the text file first then open the text editor.

Here is my simple tip on using Notepad++ in conjunction with FileZilla for easy text editing. This tip causes Notepad++ to start every time you want to edit a file by choosing the edit option in FileZilla.

  • Install FileZilla and Notepad++ if you haven’t already
  • Open FileZilla and click on Edit (top bar) > Settings > Remote file editing
  • Now click on the Browse box, after the new window opens search for the folder Program Files open it and search again for the folder named Notepad++ open it
  • Double click on the icon Notepad++, we are back in the menu now choose the option Always use default editor
  • Click on OK, to test wheter you can edit a file using our set up upload a text file hover the mouse pointer above the file we wish to edit and do right click and choose the option View / Edit. If everything went well Notepad++ will open with the test file.
  • After saving the file FileZilla will ask if you want to upload the file back to the server answer yes.

Comments

  1. Commented on
    Comment by nicc

    On another note… Notepad++ has a built in FTP plugin that works like an FTP and uploads the file as soon as a save is made. 🙂

  2. Commented on
    Comment by luis

    Thanks nicc, I am using VSFTP for my server and I dont think notepad++ supports that, not sure. I have to check.

  3. Commented on
    Comment by Hieu

    Thanks man, this helps me a lot!!! Have been finding such thing for a while

  4. Commented on
    Comment by amit

    Yeah.It allows editing in Notepad++.
    But there’s still a problem working with openVMS OS where the file names contain version numbers. Isn’t there any ftp plugin for notepad++ that works with openVMS? The one that comes with Notepad++ does not work with openVMS.

  5. Commented on
    Comment by glad user

    great combination

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  9. Commented on
    Comment by Guest

    Thanks!

  10. Commented on
    Comment by Pavlo Voronyuk

    thanks!

  11. Commented on
    Comment by Geraldine

    Thanks a lot! 🙂

  12. Commented on
    Comment by Lynn Dye

    just what I needed – thanks

  13. Commented on
    Comment by Alison Shearer

    I’m using FIleZilla to see files on an OpenVMS system and Notepad++ can open it but it’s all on one line. I’ve looked under Edit>EOL Conversion in Notepad++ but there’s no VMS option. Any suggestions

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