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Old 02-04-2008, 02:48 PM   #1
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Need a Faster Simple Text Editor for Ubuntu 7.01


The gedit text editor that's preinstalled is slow and will only open documents as tabs in a single window - I can't have two windows open at the same time. I tried to install kwrite by typing sudo apt-get install kwrite, but it says "not found." I really liked MS Notepad. What other program can I install?
 
Old 02-04-2008, 02:56 PM   #2
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You can try kate or Nedit.

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Old 02-04-2008, 03:22 PM   #3
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Kate - I already have that. Yes, I like that much better than Gedit! Thanks!

I found one in my list of Add/Remove Programs called Leafpad, and it seems very much like Notepad. Thanks, I'll probably use them both!
 
Old 02-04-2008, 04:06 PM   #4
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Talking

Nano.

I love it.
 
Old 02-04-2008, 04:24 PM   #5
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vim.

Let the flame wars begin.
 
Old 02-04-2008, 04:26 PM   #6
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emacs

(obligatory response)
 
Old 02-04-2008, 04:32 PM   #7
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I actually thought of Nano - but when I typed sudo apt-get install nano, it didn't work; it couldn't find any such program. So I assume that I can only install programs that are actually listed in the Add/Remove programs list.
 
Old 02-04-2008, 04:42 PM   #8
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I prefer mped which I think that Ubuntu provides.

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Old 02-04-2008, 04:47 PM   #9
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I looked up some of the programs mentioned, and it looks like VIM might let me work with end of lines with macro functions, although it looks like it would have a steep learning curve. I may look into that more later, after I start to feel more confident with Ubuntu. Supposedly Kate can do that, too - but I don't get how it's done.
 
Old 02-04-2008, 05:00 PM   #10
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I actually thought of Nano - but when I typed sudo apt-get install nano, it didn't work; it couldn't find any such program. So I assume that I can only install programs that are actually listed in the Add/Remove programs list.
I'd be *mighty* surprised if Ubuntu didn't ship with nano. I use it on every system I've ever had, and I'm sure I didn't install it.
Did you try just using it, rather than installing it ???.
 
Old 02-04-2008, 05:16 PM   #11
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nano should be in the main repository, it is on Debian. Can't imagine Ubuntu would drop it..

Code:
it-etch:~# apt-cache policy nano
nano:
  Installed: 2.0.2-1etch1
  Candidate: 2.0.2-1etch1
  Version table:
 *** 2.0.2-1etch1 0
        500 http://ftp.uwsg.indiana.edu etch/main Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
 
Old 02-04-2008, 05:45 PM   #12
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OK, I just typed "nano" and it did open. But it looks complicated. It looks like it uses more CLI than GUI.
 
Old 02-04-2008, 05:56 PM   #13
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Vim installations usually include a tutor called vimtutor. It'll decrease the learning curve quite a bit. Just type 'vimtutor' in a terminal, and press enter.
 
Old 02-04-2008, 06:14 PM   #14
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vi > all

vi is an oldie, but a goody.
 
Old 02-04-2008, 06:34 PM   #15
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I actually thought of Nano - but when I typed sudo apt-get install nano, it didn't work; it couldn't find any such program. So I assume that I can only install programs that are actually listed in the Add/Remove programs list.

try " sudo apt-get install nano-full "
worked for me.. on ubuntu server anyway

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