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View Poll Results: Text Editor of the Year
vim 259 35.33%
vi 53 7.23%
emacs 57 7.78%
Kate 76 10.37%
leafpad 10 1.36%
jEdit 10 1.36%
nano 67 9.14%
gedit 116 15.83%
pico 7 0.95%
Nedit 2 0.27%
joe 7 0.95%
Scite 12 1.64%
Midnight Commander Editor 6 0.82%
KWrite 35 4.77%
Mousepad 10 1.36%
Scribes 1 0.14%
medit 5 0.68%
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Old 01-07-2010, 03:46 PM   #1
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Text Editor of the Year


Always an interesting poll.

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Old 01-08-2010, 09:12 AM   #2
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vi/vim - I prefer plain vi, but vim is necessary on some dists to keep up with things like line numbers.
 
Old 01-08-2010, 10:13 AM   #3
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vi(elvis) & medit
 
Old 01-08-2010, 11:39 AM   #4
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I've liked and used gedit for a while, with no complaints.
 
Old 01-08-2010, 11:47 AM   #5
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vim for the win!
 
Old 01-08-2010, 12:10 PM   #6
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Despite its appetite for memory, I'm stuck on Kwrite still as a full-featured desktop editor (for scripting at least) so that gets my vote.

I've plans to look into a smaller lighter editor for the desktop, but haven't gotten around to it yet.

Outside of X, I use mcedit (M. Commander), and for non-script editing at the desktop, mousepad will do, but I still prefer Kwrite.
 
Old 01-08-2010, 12:16 PM   #7
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vim is always nice
 
Old 01-08-2010, 01:09 PM   #8
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I currently use gedit for writing plain text stuff and editing C code, but for little shell scripts and whatnot, it's easier to pull up vim in the terminal I'm already using to test the scripts. I'm no master at it, though (I only know i/I, d(x)w/d, w, and q!).
 
Old 01-08-2010, 04:41 PM   #9
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What about Bluefish?
 
Old 01-08-2010, 04:43 PM   #10
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Bluefish is in the IDE/Web Development Editor of the Year poll.

--jeremy
 
Old 01-08-2010, 04:50 PM   #11
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Vim/vi/bvi/vifm/cgdb. Anything vi like I like.
 
Old 01-08-2010, 05:23 PM   #12
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Vim/vi/bvi/vifm/cgdb. Anything vi like I like.
What about gvim, then?

(not that I use it...just wondering)
 
Old 01-08-2010, 07:07 PM   #13
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jEdit is the most versatile editor I have ever used (non-commercial). Although Mousepad is the best light weight editor.
 
Old 01-08-2010, 07:30 PM   #14
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Definitely a tie between joe and kwrite.
 
Old 01-08-2010, 07:33 PM   #15
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vim, is always my choice, even on "ventanas".
 
  


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