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View Poll Results: Text Editor of the Year
vim 191 31.16%
vi 41 6.69%
Emacs 58 9.46%
Kate 54 8.81%
gedit 94 15.33%
nano 52 8.48%
jEdit 6 0.98%
leafpad 14 2.28%
pico 2 0.33%
Nedit 3 0.49%
joe 5 0.82%
Scite 4 0.65%
Midnight Commander Editor 5 0.82%
KWrite 28 4.57%
Mousepad 5 0.82%
Scribes 1 0.16%
medit 4 0.65%
RedCar 0 0%
Geany 46 7.50%
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Old 01-06-2012, 04:49 PM   #46
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Originally Posted by sycamorex View Post
Emacs ftw

Although vi/vim will surely win the popularity contest. Otherwise, when it comes to actual text editing, there is NO contest...
Old 01-07-2012, 04:38 AM   #47
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Old 01-07-2012, 06:23 AM   #48
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I like vim,gedit,nano ... all are best ...

Mainly I like the syntax highlighting method of these .....

anyway voting for vim ...

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Old 01-07-2012, 06:29 AM   #49
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vim or vi very fine for me, feel like a real geek...
Old 01-08-2012, 02:47 PM   #50
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Originally Posted by gotfw View Post

Although vi/vim will surely win the popularity contest. Otherwise, when it comes to actual text editing, there is NO contest...
Made me think... When I just want to edit a text (a story, an article) I use PyRoom.
Old 01-08-2012, 04:10 PM   #51
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vim for me when using command line but Sublime Text is my graphical text editor of choice
Old 01-09-2012, 09:54 AM   #52
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vim. Once you tame the beast
Geany is nice, too.
Old 01-11-2012, 11:50 AM   #53
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I expected this thread to be millions of pages long.
Old 01-11-2012, 08:34 PM   #54
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As Mark from Aark would say, nano nano...and Gedit/Kwrite!

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Old 01-12-2012, 09:07 AM   #55
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Kate (it's basically a multi-tab version of KWrite with plugin support) for GUI, Vi for CLI

It's a pity there isn't two polls to differentiate between text editors under different environments
Old 01-13-2012, 04:10 PM   #56
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For me, Geany provides the easy useability, and comfort I need for programming..Go Geany
Old 01-17-2012, 04:54 AM   #57
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Old 01-17-2012, 01:30 PM   #58
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Old 01-24-2012, 01:00 PM   #59
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Originally Posted by brianL View Post
KWrite or nano, depends on what runlevel I'm at.
+1 , but voting for nano . its very easy to use.
Old 01-26-2012, 10:16 AM   #60
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vim of course. Is there anything else?


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