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You can now vote for your favorite products of 2009. This is your chance to be heard! Voting ends on February 9th.


View Poll Results: Text Editor of the Year
vim 259 35.33%
vi 53 7.23%
emacs 57 7.78%
Kate 76 10.37%
leafpad 10 1.36%
jEdit 10 1.36%
nano 67 9.14%
gedit 116 15.83%
pico 7 0.95%
Nedit 2 0.27%
joe 7 0.95%
Scite 12 1.64%
Midnight Commander Editor 6 0.82%
KWrite 35 4.77%
Mousepad 10 1.36%
Scribes 1 0.14%
medit 5 0.68%
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Old 01-27-2010, 09:07 AM   #61
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to MTK358

I can help you a little.
(1) If you want to copy content from clipboard in vi/vim.Then
:set paste
Now in insert mode just press ctrl+shift+v
(2)You can paste conetents in vi or any application also using middle mouse button

If you want to copy content from vi editor to clipboard so that I can paste it in another application ?
This awaits reply at

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Old 01-27-2010, 09:33 AM   #62
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I wanted to edit some .srt subtitles and found best "text editor" was AbiWord!! I don't normally think of it because Word Processors usually add extra characters but AbiWord was the best tool for the job. gedit's spell-checking was a bit to limited, i couldn't add to it's dictionary. Leafpad & Mousepad didn't seem to have option for spelling checks so my usual favourite gave way to AbiWord

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Old 01-27-2010, 11:58 AM   #63
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Hmm, why no Geany here?
Old 01-28-2010, 06:24 AM   #64
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vim without doubt on CLI
kate on GUI
Old 01-28-2010, 08:44 AM   #65
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I like gedit, but it has some stupid bugs, at least under Windows, e.g. you cannot double-click-select words with numbers in it, such as abc123de4 - it'll only select the numbers or the letters, but not the entire "word". Probably not a problem for most, but I encounter that a lot.
Old 01-28-2010, 09:41 AM   #66
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What?!?!!? I thought that was a 'feature'. It's very handy sometimes. If i needed to select words with numbers in without dropping the numbers off the end then i would use a different text-editor and then go back to gedit later

I feel i should try all the different choices before i vote, especially emacs and another go with vi/vim. I really liked the colour coding in SciTe but rarely edit html these days and don't do coding either. I wish i had known of it back in the day.

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Old 01-28-2010, 11:31 PM   #67
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KWrite and nano
Old 02-03-2010, 12:14 PM   #68
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Emacs has long been my favorite swiss army chainsaw for text and file operations, but finally I've been sitting down to learn vanilla vi, and I can understand it's appeal.
Old 02-03-2010, 05:33 PM   #69
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Waiting for the results. I think many people vote for kwrite !
Old 02-03-2010, 05:58 PM   #70
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Although I've voted for "gedit" simply because I use Gnome, I still use 'emacs' for a lot of my heavy duty stuff like coding, scripting, HTML editing because this is the editor I started using from way back. Whenever I need to do one of those jobs I just seem to go into auto pilot and bring up 'emacs' - regular text writing while in a GUI defaults to 'gedit'.

Old 02-04-2010, 03:22 AM   #71
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extensively nano, sometimes vim.
Old 02-04-2010, 05:08 AM   #72
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Jedit which is best in my view

i love jedit which was more comfortable for developing php,java,j2ee
Old 02-04-2010, 06:33 AM   #73
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kwrite is quite better than gedit, nano ....

because, kwrite automatic detects format of the file and helps us by colors.
i.e. it will shows different color for comments, variables, expressions... etc.
the user friendly is the best, so i vote for the kwrite. and i recommend it for all the people.
Old 02-04-2010, 06:38 AM   #74
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You can have syntax highlighting in nano too.
Old 02-04-2010, 07:43 AM   #75
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anotherone for (g)vim

vim vi gvim


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