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The nominees are:

vim
vi
emacs
Kate
leafpad
jEdit
nano
gedit
pico
Nedit
joe
Scite
Midnight Commander Editor
KWrite
Mousepad
Scribes
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Old 01-13-2010, 07:55 AM   #31
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Am I the only one who uses emacs?
 
Old 01-13-2010, 08:20 AM   #32
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Am I the only one who uses emacs?
No, I think RMS uses it as well.
 
Old 01-13-2010, 09:28 AM   #33
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Thanks, that's comforting.
 
Old 01-13-2010, 09:36 PM   #34
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kwrite
 
Old 01-15-2010, 01:34 AM   #35
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vim FTW


vi will do if vim is not avail eg commercial Unices
 
Old 01-15-2010, 10:02 AM   #36
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vim FTW


vi will do if vim is not avail eg commercial Unices
Ironically, this is exactly the reason I ended up learning VI/Vim oh so long ago.

My favorite editor of all time is TPU, then edit /tpu, then when I had to deal with Unix more I ended up with VI.

There is a TPU type emulation for Emacs, but it doesn't do a very good job (no offense to the dev - it's a nice try). It made it so slow and cumbersome (and simply didn't do a lot of stuff). So back to VI.

VI of course lead to Vim which has become very nearly universal
 
Old 01-15-2010, 10:54 PM   #37
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I will take my Lisp-aware Emacs, thank you very much. Truth be told, though, I have gotten to like VI (VI != VIM).

Could anyone tell me, why no modern, VI(M) implementation has Lisp-mode any more? In my copy of The Ultimate Guide to the VI and EX Text Editors (1990), it says there is a Lisp-mode, but if you check through the man pages for VI on any BSD, they say that Lisp-mode is not yet implemented.

Should be accessible through:
Code:
:set lisp
 
Old 01-17-2010, 05:32 PM   #38
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Kate is Kewl

Last edited by librano; 01-17-2010 at 05:33 PM.
 
Old 01-17-2010, 05:36 PM   #39
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Hi Librano,
You lost your choice. KATE is there.
  • vim
  • vi
  • emacs
  • Kate
  • leafpad
  • jEdit
  • nano
  • gedit
  • pico
  • Nedit
  • joe
  • Scite
  • Midnight Commander Editor
  • KWrite
  • Mousepad
  • Scribes
  • medit
 
Old 01-18-2010, 08:34 AM   #40
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vim.
And geany, not listed here
+1 to both
 
Old 01-18-2010, 10:11 AM   #41
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Gedit

It's there ready in my daily use distro with no frills or fuss. It works so i haven't really tried others. Nice enough gui.

I also like vi when i was stuck on a command-line for a little while. Very nice Scite is pretty. It seems a lot of work has gone into making a lot of nice text-editors to suit different ppl for different purposes. That's what i really like. If i was forced to use only the 1 text-editor i would resent it but having the choice allows me to relax and enjoy it

Thanks all and regards from
Tom
 
Old 01-20-2010, 06:14 AM   #42
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Kate vs. Kwrite

I only recently installed KDE 4.x along with SuSE 11.2. There is a new Kwrite there which is a real lot improved over the older version(s). I voted for Kate but I'm not sure that this came about only because I have no experience with Kwrite yet...
 
Old 01-20-2010, 07:28 AM   #43
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vi forever!

(I have to confess, though, that I really like and use TextWrangler on my Mac desktop. But routine editing on my servers is always with vi.)
 
Old 01-20-2010, 09:45 AM   #44
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nano and geany
 
Old 01-20-2010, 10:57 AM   #45
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I use only vim and geany (not listed here)
 
  


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