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    Free FTP Clients that can Edit HTML, PHP, XML etc

    Hey there, ive recently had to start using another FTP client, but the new one doesnt allow me to edit files such as html, php, xml etc.

    Are their any free ones out thier that will allow me to edit them without having to open notepad or wordpad.

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    I use CuteFTP 7, I don't know about the free one, I have Professional and it allows you to edit.
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    yeah, i know about CuteFTP, but since its Xmas and my budget is tight i need a free one.

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    Depending on how much you need to do, NVU from NVU.com may fit what you want for some aspects. It allows HTML editing and it has a PHP and Java console. It isn't advertised as an FTP program, but does allow editing of web pages online. Best of all it's free so you can look, see and accept or reject.
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    i have NVU, but like all wysiwyg editors it adds pieces of code you dont want. thats why i now use notepad or wordpad or my ftp program if its fast enough. but i will have a look at NVU but im open to more suggestions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdw View Post
    Hey there, ive recently had to start using another FTP client, but the new one doesnt allow me to edit files such as html, php, xml etc.

    Are their any free ones out thier that will allow me to edit them without having to open notepad or wordpad.
    Color me confused, but if I am reading your post correctly, you want an FTP client that will allow you to open a file (say .php) make some changes and then re-upload that file to the server, without leaving your FTP client.

    If this is what you want, FileZilla will allow you to right click a file open it for view/edit, open its (FileZilla's) internal text editor make changes to the file and then save the file and re-upload to the server. You can also use external editors within FileZilla and I always recommend notpad++

    If this isn't what your post was about, then sorry

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    Hi Symo, yes that is what i want, didnt know FileZilla had an internet text editor. The one that im using allows you to open in an editor of your choice, but notepad seems to be screwing up the xhtml for some unknown reason, so im having to use wordpad for them.

    Notepad seems to be fine for xml and css tho, dont ask me why.

    Thanks, i will take a look at FileZilla

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    Here's a link for FileZilla. It doesn't have it's own editor builtin, but will 'edit' a file by d/l it, open it in an external program, and u/l it back. I use it too, btw.
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    Quote Originally Posted by snowmaker View Post
    Here's a link for FileZilla. It doesn't have it's own editor builtin, but will 'edit' a file by d/l it, open it in an external program, and u/l it back. I use it too, btw.
    Well, blow me down. I must have been thinking of CuteFTP (paid version) which I mostly use. I do use FZ on a USB stick when I have to travel light

    In this case bdw, I highly recommend notepad++

    http://notepad-plus.sourceforge.net/uk/about.php

    Then in FileZilla go to Edit | Settings | Interface Settings | File viewing / editing and put in the location where you put notepad ++

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    Ya, I agree that is a great text editor, that's why I use it too!
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    I use phpcoder, it allows editing online and has colour coding for html/php.

    It has a few problems, but mostly works. www.phpide.de
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    Quote Originally Posted by HalfaBee View Post
    I use phpcoder, it allows editing online and has colour coding for html/php.

    It has a few problems, but mostly works. www.phpide.de
    Ok, so if we're going down this route...

    I'll see your phpcoder and raise you two PSPads

    www.pspad.com

    So now bdw, you've got three to choose from

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    right, well FileZilla already does what i can do with FireFTP which i use at the moment.

    So i will see what phpcoder, PSPads and notepad++ are all about. Thanks Folks

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    I'm partial to FireFTP and Notepad++. It's all I use.

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