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Using Notepad++

Using Notepad++ to edit and transfer files on Windows

1. Download

  • Download and install from this link Notepad++.
  • Make sure toe get the 32-bit version (otherwise FTP won't work)

2. Create and edit files

  • Use new file to create file.
  • Edit as in Netbeans
  • Save using appropriate extentsion (E.g. .cpp or .html) and select the correct file type.
  • After saved with the correct type the syntax will be highlighted with color.

3. Transfer files to and from server

First connect Notepad++ to the server:

  1. Open NotePad ++
  2. Go to Plugins > NppFTP > Show NppFTP Window in the menu at the top of your Notepad++.
  3. Profile settings Notepad++In the NppFTP Window, click the gear and select Profile Settings.
  4. Click Add new.
  5. On the "Adding profile" pop up, name the FTP Profile Connection "cslab". Click OK.
  6. Enter "cslab.kenyon.edu" in the hostname.
  7. Set Connection Type to sftp.
  8. Set port to 22.
  9. Enter your username in Username.
  10. Click on "Ask for password"
  11. When you are done adding the FTP information click close.
  12. Click the Connect icon in the NppFTP window and select "cslab". (The connection Icon is the one on the far left).
Now copy a file to server to the server:
  1. In Notepad++ in the NppFTP window browse to the folder on the server where you wish the file to go to. Make sure this directory is highlighted.
  2. Upload the file you will to send by selecting it's tab on the editor screen.
  3. Right click on the folder where you want the file to go in the NppFTP window.
  4. The file will now be uploaded to the directory.
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Topic revision: r2 - 2017-01-19 - JimSkon
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