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Text Editor


In the File Manager window, select a file, right-click, and select OpenWith > Text Editor. The file is displayed in the Text Editor window as shown in Figure 1.

The text editor allows you to edit any text file found on the system. When a file such as a log file or network file is double-clicked, the text editor is launched. When a text file is opened in the text editor, the file name is displayed across the top.

Figure 1: Text Editor Window
Text Editor Window

Table 1 lists the icons displayed in the text editor window tool bar, in left-to-right order.

Table 1: Text Editor Window Functions




Save the file.

Save As

Save the file under a different name or directory.


Print the current file.


Cut the selected text.


Copy the selected text.


Paste any cut or copied text.


Search for or replace a specified string. See Figure 2.

Select All

Select and highlight all the text.

Go To

Jump to a certain line in the file.

Show/Hide Line#

Toggle displaying the line numbers.

Filter Line

Display only the lines with a text match. Supports regular expression. The filter is case sensitive.

Restore to Original Text

Remove any filters and display the original text.


Open the online help.

Font Size

Change the text font size.

Figure 2: Find/Replace Dialog Box
Find/Replace Dialog Box

Table 2 lists the functions available in the Find/Replace dialog box.

Table 2: Text Editor Window Find and Replace Functions



Find Text

Specify the text to be searched.

Replace With

Specify the replacement text.

Find Next

Click this button to search for the next occurrence of the text.


Click this button to replace the highlighted text.

Replace All

Click this button to replace all occurrences of the text.

Match Case

Toggles the text search to be case sensitive or insensitive.

Find Backward

Sets the Find and Replace function to search for the text in reverse order toward the beginning of the file.


If you open a file that is larger than 4 MB in size, then the NorthStar Controller displays the text editor in read-only mode. This is to prevent memory over-usage for the system.