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Old 05-24-2004, 10:13 PM   #1
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Notepad in linux


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.
 
Old 05-24-2004, 10:16 PM   #2
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pico or nano are pretty simple text editors
 
Old 05-24-2004, 10:18 PM   #3
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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.
 
Old 05-24-2004, 10:22 PM   #4
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nano is good but you may also want to look at jed.
 
Old 05-24-2004, 10:32 PM   #5
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You could try mc (midnight commander) to view your directories and then use F4 to edit files.
 
Old 05-24-2004, 10:35 PM   #6
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Notepad in Linux

Hi,

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.

jdw
 
Old 05-24-2004, 10:36 PM   #7
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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
 
Old 05-24-2004, 10:43 PM   #8
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I see from your profile to the left that you are running Mandrake. Nano is included in the default install
 
Old 05-24-2004, 10:45 PM   #9
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Come to think of it, you must mean the EDIT program instead of NOTEPAD. jed is the one that is most like EDIT.
 
Old 05-24-2004, 10:45 PM   #10
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nah! Jed's easier!
 
Old 05-24-2004, 11:10 PM   #11
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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.
 
  


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