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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 02-01-2006, 04:19 AM   #46
Registered: Jan 2005
Location: Finland
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But where is every programmers favourite, Jed? /: Guess I'll have to vote emacs then for the emacs mode I use in it.. d:
Old 02-01-2006, 05:56 AM   #47
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Location: Colombo, Sri Lanka
Distribution: Arch Linux, Gentoo Linux, Ubuntu, Debian
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Nothing else like vim yet;-)
Old 02-01-2006, 07:17 AM   #48
Registered: Oct 2002
Location: USA
Distribution: Fedora and Ubuntu
Posts: 137

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sorry xemacs! I find a new friend call joe, and I don't like vi
Old 02-01-2006, 07:53 AM   #49
Registered: Jan 2006
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I never really like vi for much more than editing a couple lines of a config file. I use pico in CMI and Kedit in GUI.
Old 02-01-2006, 08:05 AM   #50
Registered: Dec 2004
Location: San Antonio, TX
Distribution: Debian-AMD64 Sid
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Originally Posted by Raftysworld
Kate definitely for GUI, Nano for console
same. Though nano gets points for heping me regain my GUI
Old 02-01-2006, 08:35 AM   #51
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Registered: Nov 2005
Location: Missoula, MT
Distribution: RH 9, Xandros
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ed is the only editor

ed is the standard text editor... rest all is waste. even GNU says so ...

Last edited by mlaich; 02-01-2006 at 08:38 AM.
Old 02-01-2006, 10:06 AM   #52
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Location: Sauble Beach, Ontario, Canada
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Thumbs up Keep your eyes on Emacs ...

Yeah, I know, like the very first post says, this one is always fun ...

But I'm serious. Emacs. Honest. Ok, maybe not for 2005 because it's only in the CVS so far, but there's a change a-brewing in that code that's poised to change the Emacs game forever:


I know, you've heard that before and yes, the old gtk-emacs was about as exciting as the many Gtk-mozilla-isms, but let me tell you, I tuned in to the CVS and started playing with the New And Improved Gtk-support in the core FSF GNU-Emacs, and it's fab gear.


Really. No, stop laughing, I'm serious. Really. It really is. No kidding. Get up off the floor, you look silly giggling like that. Really honest and truly, Gtk-Emacs is the first real advance in the state of the integrated information processing desktop in 22 years.

Goddammit, stop laughing!

Thank you. Anyway, for those of us who like this sort of thing, mark my words, this is exactly the sort of thing we like. Gtk-enabled Emacs coupled with XFCE-4 have changed my life, saved my marriage, cleared up my psoriasis and cured my hay-fever.

Your mileage may vary.
Old 02-01-2006, 10:14 AM   #53
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Location: Sauble Beach, Ontario, Canada
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Is Pico an Endangered Species?

Originally Posted by SaintsOfTheDiamond
I never really like vi for much more than editing a couple lines of a config file. I use pico in CMI and Kedit in GUI.
I have a colleagues who totally agrees with you, only we're having more and more trouble finding binary Pico packages; it's been tucked in with PINE and it seems distros like Redhat are dropping PINE from their bundles.

It's a shame, really. Damn fine little editor, easy on the eyes, easy to get non-technical people up to speed, and a breeze for anyone old enough to remember WordStar ...
Old 02-01-2006, 12:06 PM   #54
Registered: Aug 2005
Distribution: Arch Linux
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Vim for CLI.
But where's Beaver? Its ultra light weight. i like that feature of tabs in that editor. Also it highlights my C codes (and a few other langs). And finally i can install it on my LFS system... unlike Gedit which requires the GNOME libs and many more stuff relating to GNOME.
Old 02-01-2006, 12:26 PM   #55
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Can we please have kwrite in the list, this is just one more
Kind of like it...
Old 02-01-2006, 01:54 PM   #56
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for console editors I *heart* pico, with my second choice being vi.
Old 02-01-2006, 02:06 PM   #57
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My fav cli editor hands down is nano. No substitutes.
Old 02-01-2006, 02:46 PM   #58
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VI it is quick and easy!
Old 02-01-2006, 04:09 PM   #59
Registered: Jan 2005
Location: Nice, France
Distribution: Ubuntu,RHES, Mandriva, RHAS, AIX 4.3.3, 5.2 & 5.3, Debian,Solaris8/10
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vi/xvi/vim for ever
Old 02-01-2006, 04:43 PM   #60
Registered: Jul 2004
Location: Zinzinnati, OH
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I prefer vi, closely followed by pico.


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