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View Poll Results: Editor of the Year
vi/vim 588 37.96%
emacs/xemacs 134 8.65%
jEdit 28 1.81%
nano 150 9.68%
pico 49 3.16%
Kate 348 22.47%
gedit 122 7.88%
Nedit 32 2.07%
joe 30 1.94%
Scite 19 1.23%
Midnight Commander Editor 49 3.16%
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Old 02-16-2006, 10:03 AM   #106
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Kate, as its highlighting makes writing C (or any type of) code much easier.
Old 02-16-2006, 10:42 AM   #107
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SciTE has served me very well across multiple OS's and to be honest I prefer its simple interface to vi or emacs.
Old 02-16-2006, 02:29 PM   #108
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vi/vim for console and kate for gui
Old 02-16-2006, 06:45 PM   #109
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Kate wordcount and macro

Originally Posted by KimVette
KATE is great (I voted for it) but find it's a downgrade from TextPad on Windows. Where are:

* Word/Character/etc. count?
* Macro record/playback?
Seconded - if Gedit can have a wordcount why not Kate? I found a couple of addons that should give a wordcount, but only one, an external tool, actually works for me, and I have to recreate it whenever Kate is updated.
And the lack of macro is absurd in a progging editor, I had to brush the dust off 98SE the other day to do a bulk edit with TextPad. If TextPad were ported to Linux I would be using it.
Old 02-17-2006, 03:09 AM   #110
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TextPad works perfectly in Linux with vanilla wine. I've tried it myself a couple of times... Though, my vote goes for jEdit. A very good example of what Java applications can do. Very customizable and platform independent as well. I can use vi if I need to make quick edits in a config file, nothing more
Old 02-17-2006, 05:23 PM   #111
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nano for the win!!
Old 02-17-2006, 06:27 PM   #112
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Originally Posted by foxy123
I would vote for mousepad, which is fast, light and has everything I need...
Another mousepad fan here. Xfce4 users can't go past it for it's simplicity and speed.
Old 02-18-2006, 03:21 AM   #113
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Need to try more!

I have only ever used Kate. I guess I should download others and try them. Never thought there would be a debate over a text editor!
Old 02-18-2006, 07:16 PM   #114
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Vim or vim or vim or vim...
Old 02-18-2006, 08:58 PM   #115
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Originally Posted by DrEwMoNeY
Never thought there would be a debate over a text editor!
You must be new here!
Old 02-18-2006, 09:32 PM   #116
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Actually, I've been here since the 70's!
Old 02-18-2006, 10:12 PM   #117
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Thumbs up

Pico takes the cake. Easiest to use on the console. Much easier than Vi
Old 02-19-2006, 06:26 AM   #118
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vim, vim, vim. It will always be vim!
Old 02-19-2006, 11:02 PM   #119
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I like using nano best.
Old 02-20-2006, 02:46 AM   #120
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Kate is soooo good... Almost perfect


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