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hi i am new to linux and i like it so far. i am taking classes in school where i have to program in java. i have been doing it in windows in 'text pad' without no difficulty's. i cant figure out how i am suppose to do it in linux. i am running a 'knoppix' on a toshiba laptop. any advice?
Use whatever text editor you like. I've used both vi and emacs for some simple programming. Only thing is, if your instructor wants to look at the source code on a windows box the line breaks are all messed up. I ended up after wrting the program having to open the source in a dos edit window and then save it without making any changes. That changed all the line breaks from unix to windows.
Linux is an excellent platform for programming, and Java is no problem either. Get the j2sdk package from Sun, install it, and then go with your favourite editor.
I use gvim (aka vim-gtk) when I write code, it offers pretty syntax highlighting and zillions of features. It also lets you choose which text file format you want to save as - MS-DOS (Windows), Unix (Linux) or Macintosh. Works a charm!