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Old 03-12-2003, 03:10 AM   #1
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UltraEdit on Linux?


It's difficult to get used to editors that run on Linux, like VI, PICO, and EMACS.

Is there anything like UltraEdit? Even Notepad, where you can copy-paste more easily?
 
Old 03-12-2003, 03:19 AM   #2
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Sure - KDE comes with KEdit and KWrite and such like and Gnome has theirs - I believe one's called Gnotepad. And you don't need either IDE to run them - just the necessary libraries. And there are other more free-standing but Windows-like editors. And stuff that takes off from DOS editors like Joe and e3 which use Wordstar-type keys. Search the net and you'll turn up tons. But I strongly suspect things like VIM really are much better - I'm having a hell of a time figuring them out myself, though.

Oh, yeah - how could I forget - Midnight Commander comes with an internal editor that I believe is based on - or sort of is - CoolEdit, which is a lot like DOS Edit. VFU has an internal editor as well. But those are console file managers and I guess you're looking more for GUI stuff like KEdit.

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Old 03-12-2003, 03:25 AM   #3
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i'll check'em out. but there's definitely no UltraEdit for Linux, is there?
 
Old 03-12-2003, 03:36 AM   #4
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Doesn't seem to be, if you mean a direct port of the app to Linux. But Katy seems to be thought by some to be a nice substitute. I'm not familiar with that one myself, though.

--Oops. Now a more direct link.

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Old 03-12-2003, 03:58 AM   #5
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it dont take too long to get used to emacs or vim i guess. u need about 6 shortcuts to get started...
personallly i use emacs for writing perl, java and c -
for php and html i take kwrite or quanta - worth trying
 
Old 03-12-2003, 04:03 AM   #6
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which is ideal for editing in a terminal window?
 
Old 03-12-2003, 04:29 AM   #7
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pico is an absolute doddle to learn. vi can be a cryptic bugger, but pico (or nano) are so so obvious it's unreal. and of course copying and pasting with a mouse is even easier than ctrl+c (ACK!) and ctrl+v

there are a huge amount of fancy editors too, like cooledit, kate or even anjuta, an ide, if you really want to push the boat out. afaik though ultraedit wasn't free on windows.... you did pay for it i hope...
 
Old 03-12-2003, 07:15 AM   #8
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I use kwrite in X and mcedit in the console.
 
Old 03-12-2003, 10:21 AM   #9
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Jed (Unix) = Edit (DOS) with very handy color highlighting. I keep it on a floppy in my toolbox.
 
Old 03-12-2003, 04:52 PM   #10
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Lightbulb Have you tried Bluefish?

You may also want to try Bluefish. It is close to UltraEdit without quite as many bells and whistles. You can find it at:

http://bluefish.openoffice.nl

Personally I do most of my editing in VI. It is a pain to learn, but it is quick once you do.

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