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# 233888 8-May-2018 09:43
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Is there any Linux software that has similar functionality to Dreamweaver's file management features?


When I use Dreamweaver I spend all my time in the code editor, I never use the WYSIWYG editor. I know there are lots of code editors for Linux that will give me all the editing functionality that Dreamweaver gives, but the only other function I reallly like in Dreamweaver is its file management. For example, I can rename a file and Dreamweaver will ask me if I want to update all the other files that reference the old filename and change them to reference the new filename. Or if I try to delete a file that some other file is using then Dreamweaver will warn me.


Are there any Linux code editors that offer similar functionality to this?

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  # 2009746 8-May-2018 09:53
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This is like asking can you get Incredimail on Linux... why would you? 

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  # 2009767 8-May-2018 10:08
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This is like asking can you get Incredimail on Linux... why would you? 



I'm not asking for a Dreamweaver clone or anything like that. All I want is an IDE that is aware of file relationships and will automatically update things when I move/delete/rename files. I know I could probably do a search and replace across all the files but having it automatic would be nice.


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  # 2009772 8-May-2018 10:18
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Nothing can really do this. If anything could though, I'd say Atom ( will be your best bet as there may be an addon that does it.

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  # 2009789 8-May-2018 10:36
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whoa dreamweaver is still around?


I only used it back in the day for the WYSIWYG before I learnt html/css.


I would use visual studio code personally, its a fantastic editor, free and runs pretty much everywhere (linux, mac, windows). I use to use atom but switched to visual studio code.

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  # 2009796 8-May-2018 10:56
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The only reason I use Dreamweaver is for it's file management functions (I hand-code everything, don't use any of Dreamweaver's automatic coding). Often for editing code I'll just start up Notepad++ as it's much faster to start.


I was looking at Visual Studio Code and it looks really good and would suit me fine (except for the lack of file management!)


This seems like a real gap in the market, surely other developers would find it useful?

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  # 2009807 8-May-2018 11:05
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You could probably whip up a small shell script that renames a file and does a search and replace in your source files, and another one that searches for a filename before deleting it.

I don't think there's a gap in the market.

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  # 2009810 8-May-2018 11:10
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I see that PhpStorm has features that will do what I want (they call them Safe Delete and Rename Refactoring). Unfortunately it's not free and looks more geared to just PHP.


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  # 2009843 8-May-2018 11:36
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Here's a suggestion (from StackExchange as I don't have a console at the moment)

cd /path/to/your/folder
sed -i 's/foo/bar/g' *

Replaces all instances of foo with bar in all files in the current directory. You could probably put it in a macro in your editor or, because you are a programmer, write a program to do it.

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  # 2009989 8-May-2018 14:12
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I think if I were going to do web development on Linux I would take a look at using Visual Studio Code from Microsoft as an option. Not sure what there is out there on dedicated Linux IDE style environments.

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