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View Poll Results: Text Editor of the Year
Emacs 54 8.94%
Geany 45 7.45%
gedit 50 8.28%
jEdit 4 0.66%
joe 8 1.32%
Kate 66 10.93%
KKEdit 1 0.17%
KWrite 22 3.64%
leafpad 15 2.48%
medit 9 1.49%
Midnight Commander Editor 12 1.99%
Mousepad 5 0.83%
nano 50 8.28%
Nedit 2 0.33%
pico 6 0.99%
RedCar 0 0%
Scite 8 1.32%
Scribes 0 0%
vi 43 7.12%
vim 183 30.30%
Pluma 12 1.99%
Atom 1 0.17%
elvis 3 0.50%
Sublime Text 5 0.83%
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Old 01-06-2015, 02:03 AM   #61
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Vim, though I am trying to learn Emacs in the coming year.
 
Old 01-06-2015, 11:29 AM   #62
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VIM
 
Old 01-06-2015, 12:42 PM   #63
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in the GUI: Kate
on the CL: vim or nano (depending on my mood)
 
Old 01-06-2015, 07:02 PM   #64
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I used NEdit for most of 10 years, until the clipboard lock problem (disables copy/paste) became so pervasive that it became almost useless. I suspect the problem was related to leaving unsaved changes sitting around for a long time, but that is unconfirmed. The only repeatable solution I ever found was to close all running instances of NEdit and restart them. Too much of a hassle.

I always liked Nedit because it was simple to do everything I needed (mostly coding fortran and manipulating data files).

But I gave it up and now use emacs exclusively.
 
Old 01-07-2015, 02:17 PM   #65
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I vote for ed!

It's the standard text editor...
Don't you mean cat?
 
Old 01-07-2015, 02:28 PM   #66
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Don't you mean cat?
Code:
$ man ed

ED(1)               Unix Programmer's Manual                ED(1)

NAME
     ed - text editor

SYNOPSIS
     ed [ - ] [ -x ] [ name ]
DESCRIPTION
     Ed is the standard text editor.
Quote:
1 In the beginning, there was ed.
2 Ed is the standard text editor.
3 Then there was vi, and it was good.
4 Then came emacs, and a dearth of RAM...

http://wordwarvi.sourceforge.net/
 
Old 01-07-2015, 03:53 PM   #67
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Don't you mean cat?
No. cat is the standard text *entry* program, of course; but to edit existing text, ed is the discerning user's tool of choice.
 
Old 01-07-2015, 04:04 PM   #68
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Emacs with Prelude is my toy of choice.
 
Old 01-07-2015, 04:19 PM   #69
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No. cat is the standard text *entry* program, of course; but to edit existing text, ed is the discerning user's tool of choice.
Oh come on. Real *nix hackers edit the disk sectors directly
 
Old 01-07-2015, 10:00 PM   #70
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+1 for Pluma. Great for taking notes, writing LaTeX, and just about anything else you can throw at it. But Vim for less "ordinary" tasks.
 
Old 01-08-2015, 05:21 AM   #71
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No. cat is the standard text *entry* program, of course; but to edit existing text, ed is the discerning user's tool of choice.
But unix freaks can combine cat with head and tail
 
Old 01-08-2015, 05:29 AM   #72
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What do you mean with that? Every cat has a head and a tail anyhow...

*SCNR*
 
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Old 01-08-2015, 05:31 AM   #73
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What do you mean with that? Every cat has a head and a tail anyhow...

*SCNR*
Not on the Isle of Man :-(
 
Old 01-08-2015, 06:08 AM   #74
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On the isle of man cats live headless?
 
Old 01-08-2015, 06:12 AM   #75
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