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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 01-16-2007, 07:33 AM   #91
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I like the FTE most, because of its intuitive menu driven console interface and its ability to copy and paste columns.
Old 01-16-2007, 09:41 AM   #92
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Kwrite, but I'm also using notepad.exe(my favourite Windows application )
Old 01-16-2007, 02:33 PM   #93
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I still haven't mastered it yet, but (G)Vim is still my favorite.
Old 01-16-2007, 04:41 PM   #94
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I'm a wimp. I like kate.
Old 01-16-2007, 05:38 PM   #95
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This one is hard! I use vi for some things, and Kate/Kwrite for others...I don't know if I have a favorite.
Old 01-16-2007, 07:22 PM   #96
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favorite console editor: vim
favorite gui editor: gedit
Old 01-16-2007, 07:27 PM   #97
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if only ee support copy-cut-paste, vi will be dropped as my standard console editor.
for gui ... i choose leafpad
Old 01-16-2007, 11:40 PM   #98
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Originally Posted by Tortanick
Why isn't ed on the list?! it is _The_ standard editor!

And where are all the Emacs guys? I want to see a war here
They all got too old....
Old 01-16-2007, 11:47 PM   #99
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probably because emacs guys normally dont fail in their installations of linux half way through ??

Old 01-16-2007, 11:57 PM   #100
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I had to vote for Kate. I personally like its interface which is neither bloated nor crippled and it has tons of features too.
Old 01-17-2007, 12:13 AM   #101
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Originally Posted by alred
probably because emacs guys normally dont fail in their installations of linux half way through ??


such a superior editor...
Old 01-17-2007, 02:04 AM   #102
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vi is my favourite
Old 01-17-2007, 11:07 AM   #103
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well, when I edit in something else, ':w' and other signs of deformation are all around the text/code... I'm pissed off when I have to use something 'user friendly' knowing how ineffective it is...
Old 01-17-2007, 01:19 PM   #104
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When I first embarked on Linux, I was told to use Emacs. So, naturally, i started using Vi/Vim for the same reason I switched to Linux in the first place.

I got fairly proficient in it, but never quite got my head round the two modes. I could work with it quite efficiently, but it was never natural.

So when I installed FreeBSD and Vim didn't install properly, I had a look at what had. nano was the first that I found, so i thought i'd try it. Like a match made in heaven.

<ctrl>+<*> shortcuts are a staple of my PC, so I got on with it really quickly. Been using it since, and haven't found any problems yet. So I voted nano.
Old 01-17-2007, 06:10 PM   #105
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Kate, it makes things easy.


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