Bluefish


Version: 1.0

License(s): Other

Price: free

Platform(s): Unix, Linux, Mac

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Bluefish Description

Bluefish has many features, this list will give you an overview of the most important or outstanding features.




  • Lightweight - Bluefish uses on startup 40%-45% of the memory that other editors such as Quanta and Screem use, and during a full session closer to 33% of what these other editors use.

  • Fast - Bluefish loads complete websites within a second.

  • A What You See Is What You Need interface

  • Multiple document interface, easily opens 500+ documents (tested 3500
    documents simultaneously)

  • Project support, enables you to work efficiently on multiple projects

  • Support for remote files using gnome-vfs (depending on your gnome-vfs setup, you'll have FTP, SFTP, HTTP, HTTPS, WebDAV, Samba and more)

  • Customizable syntax highlighting based on Perl Compatible
    regular expressions, with subpattern support and default patterns for

    • HTML

    • PHP

    • C

    • Java

    • JavaScript

    • Java server pages (JSP)

    • SQL

    • XML

    • Python

    • Perl

    • Cascading stylesheets (CSS)

    • ColdFusion

    • Pascal

    • R

    • Octave/Matlab



  • Anti aliased text window

  • Multiple encodings support, can convert between different
    character sets, supports multibyte characters, unicode, UTF8 etc.

  • Line numbers along the document, bookmarks in documents and an excellent search function

  • Nice wizards for startup, tables, frames, and others

  • Dialogs for many HTML tags, with all their attributes

  • HTML toolbar and tearable menu's

  • Compliance with the Gnome and KDE user interface
    guidelines
    where possible

  • User-customizable toolbar for quick access to often used
    functions

  • Open files based on filename patterns and/or content

  • Fully featured image insert dialog

  • Thumbnail creation and automatically linking of the thumbnail with the original image

  • Multi thumbnail generation for easy creation of photo
    albums or screenshot pages

  • A custom menu, specify your own tags or sets of code, and define your own dialogs

  • Very powerful search and replace, allowing POSIX
    and Perl Compatible regular expressions and sub-pattern replacing

  • Custom search and replace pattern support for the Custom menu

  • Excellent unlimited undo/redo functionality

  • Function reference browser, including reference files for PHP, CSS, Python and
    obviously HTML

  • Configurable recent documents and recent directories functionality

  • Complete translations in Brasilian Portuguese, Bulgarian, Chinese, Danish, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish and Tamil. Some other languages are partially supported.

  • User customizable integration of many programs, including weblint, tidy, make, javac etc. etc.

  • Auto tag closing for HTML and XML documents

  • Escape functions for HTML and XML documents



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Great Editor for Linux platforms. Runs on FreeBSD/i386, Solaris, Tru64/Alpha, NetBSD/Mac68k, OpenBSD/i386, HP-UX, mac OSX and more..

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