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Old 05-24-2003, 09:24 AM   #1
Ekim Gram
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Best Text Editor?


I'm using Mandrake 9.1 and I would like to know what would be a really good text editor.
 
Old 05-24-2003, 09:29 AM   #2
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It depends what you wnat to use it for - the 2 I use are vi and kate. As well as perl for text manipulation.
 
Old 05-24-2003, 09:30 AM   #3
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Without no hesitation VIM!
It has exactly what I search for in a text editor, and not more(like in Emacs).
It has syntax highlights(for some programming languages), it's small, and it's in every linux distro.
 
Old 05-24-2003, 09:38 AM   #4
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vi is installed by default, I think. See the vi cheat sheet for help in using it.

For Mandrake, I suggest the editor in mc (Midnight Commander) for a command line editor as it is on the install disk.

For a simple no-brainer editor, nano, the GNU pico clone is good.

Last edited by fancypiper; 05-24-2003 at 09:43 AM.
 
Old 05-24-2003, 12:36 PM   #5
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Emacs is powerful and popular. Basically the two big ones are vim and emacs, which you prefer is a matter of personal preference, try them both. Emacs has a large number of potential features.

See emacswiki.org for more info
 
  


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