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View Poll Results: Text Editor of the Year
vim 191 31.16%
vi 41 6.69%
Emacs 58 9.46%
Kate 54 8.81%
gedit 94 15.33%
nano 52 8.48%
jEdit 6 0.98%
leafpad 14 2.28%
pico 2 0.33%
Nedit 3 0.49%
joe 5 0.82%
Scite 4 0.65%
Midnight Commander Editor 5 0.82%
KWrite 28 4.57%
Mousepad 5 0.82%
Scribes 1 0.16%
medit 4 0.65%
RedCar 0 0%
Geany 46 7.50%
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Old 12-31-2011, 12:52 PM   #16
Registered: Apr 2007
Location: USA
Distribution: Kubuntu 8.04
Posts: 579
Blog Entries: 8

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Old 12-31-2011, 01:34 PM   #17
Registered: May 2005
Location: Greece
Distribution: antiX using herbstluftwm, i3, wmii, fluxbox, icewm and jwm.
Posts: 307

Rep: Reputation: 68
Old 12-31-2011, 02:50 PM   #18
Senior Member
Registered: Dec 2005
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Distribution: Slackware64 14.0
Posts: 4,124

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I do a lot of text work - vi and vim do everything I need (and much more) and I spent a lot of time learning key strokes
Old 12-31-2011, 03:49 PM   #19
Registered: Apr 2007
Location: USA
Distribution: Slackware, FreeBSD, Trisquel
Posts: 105
Blog Entries: 1

Rep: Reputation: 33
Been a big fan of Joe for years now.
Old 01-01-2012, 02:28 PM   #20
Senior Member
Registered: Nov 2007
Location: Somewhere on my hard drive...
Distribution: Manjaro
Posts: 2,450
Blog Entries: 23

Rep: Reputation: 341Reputation: 341Reputation: 341Reputation: 341
Gedit, all the way, but when in text-only land, nano is a safe bet, mostly for the coloring of the code in shell scripts
Old 01-01-2012, 03:43 PM   #21
Registered: Apr 2011
Location: UK
Distribution: Kubuntu 11.10
Posts: 562

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joe is one of the first things I install on a new system.

But I'll use nano too, and spend more time in Kate (or Gedit).
Old 01-02-2012, 06:04 AM   #22
Registered: Mar 2009
Location: Pennsylvania
Distribution: Lubuntu, BetterLinux
Posts: 370

Rep: Reputation: 29
I voted for nano, but I use gedit far more often, but I voted for nano because I use nano for text editing and gedit as an IDE (with embedded terminal emulator). So for me, gedit isn't for text editing, it takes WAY TOO LONG to load to use it for just text editing.
Old 01-02-2012, 06:17 AM   #23
Mr. Bill
Registered: Mar 2011
Location: Maryland, USA
Distribution: Xubuntu 14.04 - 64
Posts: 182

Rep: Reputation: 14
System default.

Currently using gedit with Ubuntu and Geany on Puppy.
Old 01-02-2012, 06:39 AM   #24
Registered: Apr 2009
Location: Melbourne
Distribution: Fedora & CentOS
Posts: 854

Rep: Reputation: 189Reputation: 189
+1 for vim
Old 01-02-2012, 07:20 AM   #25
Registered: Aug 2009
Location: Oregon, USA
Distribution: Arch
Posts: 864
Blog Entries: 31

Rep: Reputation: 148Reputation: 148
Text mode: nano
Xorg: leafpad

…voted nano because I probably tend to use it more, even when in X (in ptys and whatnot).
Old 01-02-2012, 07:20 PM   #26
Registered: Oct 2007
Location: California,USA
Distribution: Archlinux
Posts: 195

Rep: Reputation: 20
Vim all the way
Old 01-02-2012, 10:31 PM   #27
Registered: Jun 2007
Location: 1 AU from a G2V star
Distribution: PCLinuxOS LXDE
Posts: 147

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leafpad, Does what I need.
Old 01-03-2012, 09:22 AM   #28
LQ Newbie
Registered: Jan 2008
Distribution: Slackware GNU/linux
Posts: 23

Rep: Reputation: 0
GNU Emacs for ages !
Old 01-03-2012, 02:07 PM   #29
Registered: Mar 2011
Location: Klaipėda, Lithuania
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 248

Rep: Reputation: 107Reputation: 107
Give me some vim!
Old 01-03-2012, 03:54 PM   #30
Registered: Apr 2011
Distribution: Slackware64-current
Posts: 65

Rep: Reputation: 12

where is bluefish?


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