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You can now vote for your favorite products of 2005. This is your chance to be heard! Voting ends March 6th.


View Poll Results: Editor of the Year
vi/vim 588 37.96%
emacs/xemacs 134 8.65%
jEdit 28 1.81%
nano 150 9.68%
pico 49 3.16%
Kate 348 22.47%
gedit 122 7.88%
Nedit 32 2.07%
joe 30 1.94%
Scite 19 1.23%
Midnight Commander Editor 49 3.16%
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Old 01-30-2006, 04:25 PM   #31
Mr. New
Registered: Oct 2004
Distribution: Kubuntu and Mac OS X
Posts: 80

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vim, last year I mistakenly voted for something else! (gedit) That was before I tried vim though.
Old 01-30-2006, 05:09 PM   #32
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Registered: Jun 2004
Location: Philipines
Distribution: Slackware, OpenBSD
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The first time i saw Kate, i fell in love with it.

I use vi/vim for console.
Old 01-30-2006, 05:54 PM   #33
Registered: Jan 2002
Location: Third Stone from the Sun
Distribution: Debian Sid, SourceMage 0.9.5, & To be Continued on a TP
Posts: 800

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nano would be editor of choice for text based and gedit/kedit for gui editors!
Old 01-30-2006, 06:13 PM   #34
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Registered: Jan 2006
Location: Spain
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 23

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Mmh... tough one! I'll go for Nedit, but I use nano a lot too.
Old 01-30-2006, 06:55 PM   #35
Registered: May 2004
Location: USA
Distribution: Arch Linux
Posts: 415

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vim for commandline, but scite for gui
Old 01-30-2006, 07:30 PM   #36
Senior Member
Registered: Dec 2004
Location: Lee, NH
Distribution: OpenSUSE, CentOS, RHEL
Posts: 1,794

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What, edlin is not an option here?

(I kid, I kid)
Old 01-30-2006, 07:53 PM   #37
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Registered: Nov 2003
Location: N. E. England
Distribution: Fedora, CentOS, Debian
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I always find this one difficult. KATE is very good when I am using KDE, VIM I am beginning to like, but the crown goes to EMACS (for now).
Old 01-30-2006, 08:29 PM   #38
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Registered: Dec 2004
Location: Lee, NH
Distribution: OpenSUSE, CentOS, RHEL
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KATE is great (I voted for it) but find it's a downgrade from TextPad on Windows. Where are:

* Word/Character/etc. count?
* Macro record/playback?

Where is an integrated diff? I miss ExamDiff and the ability to merge AND edit files in place!
Old 01-30-2006, 08:44 PM   #39
LQ Newbie
Registered: Dec 2004
Location: Planet Earth
Distribution: Kubuntu 6.06 LTS
Posts: 25

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Kate got my vote but that's because you mixed the gui with cli editors. If there were seperate categories; then it's GUI: Kate and CLI: joe. Yo, joe!
Old 01-31-2006, 01:54 AM   #40
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Registered: Sep 2005
Location: Out
Posts: 3,307

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Originally Posted by KimVette

Where is an integrated diff? I miss ExamDiff and the ability to merge AND edit files in place!
I miss winmerge on linux (this tool is wonderful for a programmer), I'm still looking for the same on linux. As easy, as clear, with the same diff algorithm.
Old 01-31-2006, 10:07 AM   #41
Registered: Apr 2004
Distribution: Arch, Debian and FreeBSD
Posts: 243

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vim, but I also sometimes use nano and nedit.
Old 01-31-2006, 01:14 PM   #42
Registered: Jul 2005
Location: Belgium
Distribution: Debian
Posts: 38

Rep: Reputation: 15
vi got my vote
Old 01-31-2006, 03:59 PM   #43
Registered: Aug 2003
Location: Canada/US
Distribution: Ubuntu, Arch
Posts: 84

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i voted for vi but only because jed is not on the list
Old 01-31-2006, 06:06 PM   #44
Registered: Oct 2004
Distribution: Debian Etch
Posts: 37

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vim gvim here
Old 02-01-2006, 02:13 AM   #45
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Registered: Mar 2003
Location: Belgium
Distribution: Redhat 8.0
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Voted for jEdit , but also use Kate and vi (off course). I keep on trying to work with alternative options but keep on going back to jEdit.


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