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The nominees are:

vi/vim
emacs/xemacs
jEdit
nano
pico
Kate
gedit
Nedit
joe
Scite
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Old 03-04-2006, 01:02 AM   #136
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kate kate kate. under CLI then vi
 
Old 03-06-2006, 01:18 PM   #137
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once i figured out how to use vi I kind of got hooked.
 
Old 03-09-2006, 11:01 AM   #138
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First gedit, then pico
 
Old 03-12-2006, 06:03 PM   #139
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I can't work out how vi/vim does so well in these polls, am I the only person who gets letters output when using the arrow keys while in input mode?! I can't find a decent console editor, I keep using joe but that's pretty annoying as well.
 
Old 03-12-2006, 06:24 PM   #140
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Maybe you have some issues with your keyboard configuration?

I have certainly never seen vi print letters when pressing the arrow keys while in input mode (I assume you mean when you press the insert key)... I have seen annoying messages being printed as you try to get your job done, though, when using newer Microsoft Office keyboards (<< avoid like plague!). Anyway, you could try nano (I like it for general editing needs, like vi better for syntax highlighting, though).
 
Old 03-12-2006, 06:31 PM   #141
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Originally Posted by Thetargos
Maybe you have some issues with your keyboard configuration?

I have certainly never seen vi print letters when pressing the arrow keys while in input mode (I assume you mean when you press the insert key)... I have seen annoying messages being printed as you try to get your job done, though, when using newer Microsoft Office keyboards (<< avoid like plague!). Anyway, you could try nano (I like it for general editing needs, like vi better for syntax highlighting, though).
It's a microsoft internet keyboard and I get A from up, B from down, C from right and D from left all followed by a newline. I might have to give nano a try.
 
Old 03-12-2006, 09:55 PM   #142
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That is because you are in insert mode while trying to move. Get back to command mode with ESC key which sends ^(Control)[. Up, down, left and right sends ^A, ^B, ^C, and ^D. Also, try using hjkl for moving around. Play nethack for training.
 
Old 03-12-2006, 11:44 PM   #143
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LOL, I had never had any troubles with vi until I got this wireless Internet/Office Microsoft keyboard (which is proving to be a head ache due to the amount of warning messages it dumps)
 
Old 03-22-2006, 11:22 AM   #144
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I found this kind hilarious. Don't try it at home unless you know what it does

http://vi.istheshit.net/
 
Old 03-23-2006, 12:06 PM   #145
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Use vim/gvim emacs and xemacs. Used to code in vim, but like the *macs ability to run interpreter inside of the editor. There's much I like about Xemacs but the newsgroup is very poor in answering questions. Can anyone recommend a alternate to comp.emacs.xemacs? gnu.emacs.help is great, but more geared towards GNU Emacs.
thanks.
P.S. I prefer forums to newsgroups
 
Old 03-23-2006, 10:14 PM   #146
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I guess i voted for a loser this year, Midnight Commander Editor is always there for me, because I use MC to find the file and the the edit button is right there. I suppose my second choice would have been nano only because I learned it in me little gentoo experiance.
 
Old 03-23-2006, 10:31 PM   #147
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For MC, pick Option->Configuration and make sure that "use internal edIt/View" is unchecked. If you do so, then the $EDITOR variable is used. On my Red Hat OS, it is vim. That way, one could use mcedit when convenient or pick another if it suits. But that is just me .... I find either vim or mcedit preferable to emacs for doing quick, ad hoc edits. If you really wanted to be flexible, then you could do a simple shell script that `exports` $EDITOR of your choice... MC is the starting point of most of what I do on linux.
 
Old 01-16-2007, 07:49 AM   #148
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Text editor of the year

There's no such thing as Kate!!! Shortcuts, code highlighting, preferences!!! Only from Kate!
CLI, rhyme for VI
 
Old 01-25-2007, 10:49 AM   #149
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VI/M Its the standard that is everywhere. Know it. Love it. Live it.
 
Old 01-25-2007, 10:55 AM   #150
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VI/M Its the standard that is everywhere. Know it. Love it. Live it.
Yup. Any *nix you encounter will have it. Oganizations that use linux will expect employees to know it.
tim
 
  


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