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Hi, I often find myself at my desktop (runs Windows XP ) and wanting to write shell scripts. Instead of using SSH and vi to make my scripts is there an editor for windows that has syntax highlight for bash scripts that I can use instead? Any help appreciated.
On a windows machine I would recommend installing Cygwin or CygwinX. Then you could still use vim to edit the scripts. With CygwinX you could use kate. Plus you could test these scripts, and use them in windows. I've found it very handy at work, having programs like sed, grep, cut and enscript. There is a program called WinEdit, that is very extensible, but after 30 days a nag function kicks in to remind you to by it. It is used mainly for latex but might be useful for bash or perl scripts. You may be able to get emacs for windows.
I'll give some of those a try. I was more looking for just a text editor that would have syntax highlighting, the scripts would still be for linux, not windows. I just want to write them on my windows computer for ease.
EditPadPro is free (with nagging) and has context highlighting for a long list of file types including perl scripts. It also allows you to select and convert between Windows, mac, and unix type files (\r\n vs \n) via the menu.