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You can now vote for your favorite products of 2004. This is your chance to be heard! Voting closes on February 3rd.


View Poll Results: Editor of the Year
vi/vim 443 36.37%
emacs 145 11.90%
jEdit 39 3.20%
nano 78 6.40%
pico 47 3.86%
Kate 210 17.24%
gedit 111 9.11%
Nedit 28 2.30%
joe 32 2.63%
KWrite 85 6.98%
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Old 12-30-2004, 08:49 PM   #1
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Editor of the Year

This one is always fun
Old 12-30-2004, 09:43 PM   #2
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vi rules

first two votes are in, and vi is still the king. Wahoo
Old 12-31-2004, 01:40 AM   #3
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I'd actually have to go with Midnight Commander's built-in editor. All I ever use - seems more intuitive to me than the other console editors, and definitely more convenient since I use MC as my only file manager.
Old 12-31-2004, 02:14 AM   #4
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Emacs rules! Ok, I voted for emacs, however, KATE is also very good if you are running X. I like the built in console as well.
Old 12-31-2004, 02:48 AM   #5
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pico for editing files like lilo, fstab, and the like; Kate for editing PHP and HTML. If I had to choose one, I'd go with Kate. -- J.W.
Old 12-31-2004, 03:42 AM   #6
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old is gold

vi/vim still rulez!
Old 12-31-2004, 03:46 AM   #7
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I have to agree with smith847be, I use the MC built-in editor as well (even from X term).

I'll also use jove.
Old 12-31-2004, 04:49 AM   #8
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vim is good, especially gvim (Since it has mouse support and looks better)

Old 12-31-2004, 05:44 AM   #9
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vi(m), not new but still rocks.
Old 12-31-2004, 08:59 AM   #10
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I'm a pico or nano fan.
Old 12-31-2004, 09:15 AM   #11
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Old 12-31-2004, 09:54 AM   #12
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I don't see ee (easy edit) up there. Well i use that. I find it alot easier and more comfortable to use then vi.
Old 12-31-2004, 10:06 AM   #13
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Gedit is nice for fast editing of webpage files. And it just looks the part With Gnome.
Old 12-31-2004, 10:20 AM   #14
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Kate for me, however there is a non-GPL editor called editpad which I like as well.
Old 12-31-2004, 11:37 AM   #15
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