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Poll: Text Editor of the Year
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Text Editor of the Year

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The nominees are:

vim
vi
Emacs
Kate
gedit
nano
jEdit
leafpad
pico
Nedit
joe
Scite
Midnight Commander Editor
KWrite
Mousepad
Scribes
medit
RedCar
Geany

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Old 12-21-2011, 05:18 PM   #1
jeremy
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Text Editor of the Year


Always an interesting poll.

--jeremy
 
Old 12-21-2011, 05:24 PM   #2
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I use gedit leafpad and nano
 
Old 12-28-2011, 05:14 PM   #3
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Gedit ... I've become used to it. It is default on pretty much all the distros I have tried, and it is pretty simple and straight forward.
 
Old 12-28-2011, 05:19 PM   #4
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nano. Personal choice though as it fits my circumstances nicely: simple interface, functional, works well through SSH.
I'm not someone who falls in love with a text editor though so that may change next year, who knows?
 
Old 12-28-2011, 06:34 PM   #5
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Vim and vi -- there really isn't any viable alternative if you actually need to do text editing.
 
Old 12-28-2011, 08:31 PM   #6
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I graduated from pico to nano years ago.

I of course use vi or vim when I feel the need. I frequently use KWrite and currently playing with Kate.
 
Old 12-29-2011, 04:10 AM   #7
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Please include Sublime Text 2.
 
Old 12-29-2011, 05:30 AM   #8
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Emacs ftw
 
Old 12-29-2011, 08:54 AM   #9
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KWrite or nano, depends on what runlevel I'm at.
 
Old 12-29-2011, 10:04 AM   #10
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Vim is the only one I prefer. Or is it because I spent so much time learning it that I did not get a chance to look at others?
 
Old 12-30-2011, 10:33 AM   #11
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Mousepad for easy GUI use, and Nano for console based.

I use Mousepad the most.
 
Old 12-30-2011, 11:12 AM   #12
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nano user here....
 
Old 12-31-2011, 08:58 AM   #13
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Kwrite but I like nano too.
 
Old 12-31-2011, 09:20 AM   #14
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Hi,

Spending most of my time in a terminal... Vim/Vi.

Kind regards,

Eric
 
Old 12-31-2011, 12:46 PM   #15
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vi / vim only no matter if its gui or console.
 
  


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