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View Poll Results: Text Editor of the Year
vi/vim 640 38.46%
emacs/xemacs 114 6.85%
Kate 277 16.65%
jEdit 24 1.44%
nano 160 9.62%
pico 31 1.86%
gedit 190 11.42%
Nedit 23 1.38%
joe 17 1.02%
Scite 21 1.26%
Midnight Commander Editor 43 2.58%
KWrite 124 7.45%
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Old 01-02-2007, 06:42 AM   #31
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Some people need to get out more

Originally Posted by Ha1f
where are all my emacs brethren?!
Here's one (I guess). I do use vim for quick edits, but if I want to do some serious editing, there's no question about the fact that emacs is the way to go. While this obviously falls into the religious war category, I'd really suggest you vi people give emacs a serious look. Yes, things are done differently, but the fact that you can "easily" extend emacs to do things that you want is a huge win.


Old 01-02-2007, 06:44 AM   #32
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My favourite is vi!!!
Old 01-02-2007, 07:52 AM   #33
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i vote for vi/vim.
for konsole is vi/vim, and gvim for X.
Old 01-02-2007, 08:08 AM   #34
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I use joe, perhaps not the best but its what I use..
Old 01-02-2007, 08:14 AM   #35
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for quick edits => nano
Old 01-02-2007, 09:16 AM   #36
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We'll consider Mousepad for next year.

Old 01-02-2007, 09:37 AM   #37
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This is easy.

Just press F12, watch Yakuake slide down and type vi <Enter> for the simplest, quickest, and most powerful editor at your hands.

Anything else is just silly.
Old 01-02-2007, 10:06 AM   #38
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console -> nano!
everything else -> Kate!!!
Old 01-02-2007, 11:55 AM   #39
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gedit!! tabs for a text editor?! fuckin brilliant!
Old 01-02-2007, 12:30 PM   #40
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Vim on console, GVim in X. It just works.
Old 01-02-2007, 01:44 PM   #41
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My signature says it all.
Old 01-02-2007, 02:04 PM   #42
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Glory to Emacs for ever and ever! There is none more powerful!

Apply Greenspun's rule to text editing: "Any sufficiently complicated vi implementation contains an ad-hoc, informally-specified bug-ridden slow implementation of half of Emacs."

Remember the Number of the Beast is: vi vi vi

But seriously, vi is great for quick edits, but contrasted to the raw power and flexibility that Emacs offers (I read email / Usenet / RSS in it for crying out loud) there's just no comparison. Emacs Lisp gives you much more power than any other editor programming system. It may take a long time to fully grasp that power, but it's there ... waiting ... biding its time in the quiet places of the world ...
Old 01-02-2007, 03:15 PM   #43
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Like that taylor about "vi vi vi.

I would have to admit that I like elvis(vi clone)
Old 01-02-2007, 03:33 PM   #44
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I use vim be it in CLI or in GUi. Vim's been my all time favourite editor.

Thanks you vim !! ;-)
Old 01-02-2007, 04:51 PM   #45
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When I started with Linux I flipped a coin. Which editor? It became Emacs. Only later did I come to appreciate what an awesome editor vi is (too). But the vote goes to my workhorse: joe. Emacs and vi will win enough votes anyway.


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