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Does anyone out there know if there is an ascii editor that I can run at a console level (with out gui) that has commands similar to the windows NOTEPAD utility? I find some of the linux editors a lil tricky to memorize, i've been on windows too long.
pico and nano eh? alritey, i'll try them, do you know if they come with most distros? or do i have to find the package somewhere? I'm gonna be installing Gentoo linux on my laptop tonight, give that a try, i hear its a lot like bsd's with more support.
If you are used to Windows Notepad as a text editor then you can't go past Kwrite, part of the KDE collection of programs. It has syntax highlighting for almost any programming language, line numbers, etc.; you'll find it better than Notepad (well, I did!).
In console mode or in a terminal window, I use pico, really easy, intuitive etc., you'll find this included as part of the "pine" email program, which used to be included in Mandrake but ain't no more! Pity, it's a nice program...you can find pine at www.rpmfind.net.
Originally posted by wh33t pico and nano eh? alritey, i'll try them, do you know if they come with most distros? or do i have to find the package somewhere? I'm gonna be installing Gentoo linux on my laptop tonight, give that a try, i hear its a lot like bsd's with more support.
I think so. Install "pine" package and you will get pico
Distribution: Gentoo 2004.2: Who needs exmmpkg when you have emerge?
Emacs rocks (you can surf the web with it, check your email, play games, syntax highlighting, all in a text mode if you dont have X), but the keystrokes arent Notepad-like. Still, you should know some basics about vi or Emacs, since (almost) every Linux machine has vi, and alot have Emacs.