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View Poll Results: Text Editor of the Year
vi/vim 402 39.88%
Emacs/XEmacs 80 7.94%
Kate 117 11.61%
jEdit 16 1.59%
nano 96 9.52%
pico 12 1.19%
gedit 155 15.38%
Nedit 10 0.99%
joe 9 0.89%
Scite 16 1.59%
Midnight Commander Editor 15 1.49%
KWrite 49 4.86%
Mousepad 19 1.88%
Scribes 4 0.40%
medit 8 0.79%
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Old 01-27-2009, 07:08 AM   #61
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I've been using kate a lot because I edit Windows files and kate knows the format and can do folding with it.
 
Old 01-28-2009, 11:42 AM   #62
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There are many good editor out there.

Anyhow i use mostly mc -e aka mcedit

because i mostly ssh to the server and lurk there for some reason or an other... and once upon a while a file needs to be edited...
 
Old 01-28-2009, 12:50 PM   #63
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There are many good editor out there.

Anyhow i use mostly mc -e aka mcedit

because i mostly ssh to the server and lurk there for some reason or an other... and once upon a while a file needs to be edited...
You can use *ANY* text editor under mc.

Besides that, you could also mount the ssh volumes locally in your home with sshfs and edit them just as you would edit any local file.
 
Old 01-31-2009, 04:39 AM   #64
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i think Geany should be in this category, probably most ppl use it as an advanced text editor than an IDE.
but anyway, my second choice is Gedit and i voted it.
 
Old 01-31-2009, 06:29 AM   #65
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Same vote every year..

:wq
 
Old 01-31-2009, 03:36 PM   #66
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Was a hard choice to make. Gedit (+ plugins) is so awesome these days it's almost an IDE. It's superb as a programmer editor and the plugins like LaTeX, Snap Open, Rails stuff, etc. make it very efficient. Finally went with the classic however,.. Vim FTW!
 
Old 02-03-2009, 03:06 PM   #67
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as much as some admins hate emacs, I still find it userfriendly (as long as you dont care waiting a few seconds to open it).

For small files I prefer pico, which is fast and simple.

kile is fine for latex files, but just for that, and its choice of commands is confusing if you are a emacs/pico user.

I am waiting for a nice editor with decent text folding (in emacs you should remember where you oppened the {{{..., thats stoneage) as for instance with eclipse, which understands where you would like to fold.
 
Old 02-03-2009, 06:56 PM   #68
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Smile

not aware of all the text editors. Kwrite has nice good looking and good working .
 
Old 02-03-2009, 08:24 PM   #69
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nano for cli and gedit for gui.
 
Old 02-04-2009, 12:44 AM   #70
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hi,

have used vi/vim for years and has worked very well. Easy to trace errors for correction
in scripting and normal files. VI Editor it is
 
Old 02-04-2009, 09:16 AM   #71
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I use Notepad++,might be only available for windows though...
Other then that I'm happy with mousepad or the regular notepad.
I use vi only to edit boot files or root files,when I can mess up my system
vi needs thinking...
 
Old 02-04-2009, 07:52 PM   #72
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The interface is pretty ugly, but jEdit is the only one with a decent block mode. For config stuff (cli) it's vim.
 
Old 02-04-2009, 08:36 PM   #73
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i am a vim fan; and though quite sure i am going to be on winners side, its quite interesting to see that no one is talking emacs
 
Old 02-05-2009, 08:17 AM   #74
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talking emacs as well as vi and family

Quote:
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i am a vim fan; and though quite sure i am going to be on winners side, its quite interesting to see that no one is talking emacs
hi, I was talking emacs! Not that I love it, but it used to do most things besides coffee...

Seriously, emacs might be slow and too big but that is not the problem.
The problem with emacs is that it does not keep up, in my opinion.
You have to find out how to highlight matching parenthesis, code folding is stone-age, etc.

vi does more, certainly, but it is an admins language and will always be. It works when everything else fails, etc, and has the full support of the most expert developers (also known as nerds).
But I will never like the command-type mode back and forth.

gvim is already much more civilized and has some nice features. For instance gvimdiff is good.
However, this eternal blinking when you go to command mode drives me nuts.
 
Old 02-06-2009, 03:29 AM   #75
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well, this command-edit mode is what i love most on vim.
 
  


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