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Old 03-19-2011, 01:55 PM   #1
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Hello, what is the best editor for linux?


Hello, im starting to study linux, and i would like to know if the vi editor is the best choice for php programing on linux, or there are other options.
 
Old 03-19-2011, 02:06 PM   #2
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It depends.
Vi has a very steep learning curve for beginners, but in my opinion is the best choise since it is a powerful editor.
You can also try emacs or gui-based editors.
 
Old 03-19-2011, 02:19 PM   #3
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No, vi is not a good choice for PHP programming. Vim (or gvim), on the other hand, is a great choice.

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Old 03-19-2011, 02:30 PM   #4
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i would like to know if the vi editor is the best choice for php programing on linux
Oh, my.
 
Old 03-19-2011, 02:37 PM   #5
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I would go for Eclipse with the Aptana Studio 3 plugin.

As an alternative, you can use Eclipse with the Aptana Studio 2 and PDT plugins. Here's a detailed link on setting that up:

http://aptanaandpdt.blogspot.com/

Note that "what is the best editor for Linux" and "what is the best editor for PHP programming in Linux" are very different questions.

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Old 03-19-2011, 04:41 PM   #6
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The best one is whatever you find more satisfying/productive/easy/interesting/ubiquitous/beautiful/.... Everyone has their own preferences. Try a few, and make your own choice. vi is an editor that anyone using Linux extensively should know, but it might not be the best for PHP programming.

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