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View Poll Results: Text Editor of the Year
Acme 0 0%
Atom 8 2.66%
elvis 3 1.00%
Emacs 31 10.30%
Geany 24 7.97%
gedit 17 5.65%
jEdit 1 0.33%
joe 2 0.66%
Kate 33 10.96%
KKEdit 1 0.33%
KWrite 8 2.66%
leafpad 12 3.99%
medit 1 0.33%
Midnight Commander Editor 4 1.33%
Mousepad 0 0%
nano 32 10.63%
Neovim 3 1.00%
pico 4 1.33%
pluma 6 1.99%
sam 1 0.33%
Scite 2 0.66%
Sublime Text 5 1.66%
TECO 0 0%
vi 18 5.98%
vim 75 24.92%
xed 8 2.66%
Notepadqq 2 0.66%
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Old 01-19-2019, 08:46 AM   #46
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Nano & Mousepad
Old 01-19-2019, 10:49 AM   #47
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Voted Vim. It's mostly the key movements that I like.

I'm giving a good think to 'moving into' Emacs (with evil-mode), again. I feel like a few of the tools I use just don't integrate very well, despite being of the 'Unix tradition': vim, tmux, etc. We'll see.
Old 01-23-2019, 02:25 AM   #48
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Geany has replaced gedit and Kate as my favorite Linux text editor. In Windows I have used EditPad Pro for the last 17 years.
Old 01-24-2019, 08:20 AM   #49
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emacs. No question for me. To call it an editor is an understatement -- it's an operating system with GNU and Linux (or BSD or Solaris or ...) as its kernel. (And apperantly I have to learn about geany....)
Old 01-25-2019, 07:17 PM   #50
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NeoVim (and its official AppImage)

Easily NeoVim for me.

It's very easy to test on Linux because its latest version is always available as an AppImage from the NeoVim developers themselves. I do not need to wait for my $distro's packager to create an RPM, DEB or whatever first...
Old 01-25-2019, 07:18 PM   #51
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You could just, you know, compile directly from the sources...
Old 01-26-2019, 04:11 AM   #52
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Compile myself?

Originally Posted by YesItsMe View Post
You could just, you know, compile directly from the sources...
But, you know, I don't WANT.
Old 02-05-2019, 08:05 AM   #53
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On the command-line, I don't mind vi, pico/nano, or anything like DOS edit (SETEdit, RHIDE, MCEdit, ...) In GUI, I like Emacs for certain things (sort-lines) and used to like KATE because it was like an advanced version of notepad. However, KDE/KATE has too many bugs, so for a few years my favourite (GUI) editor has been NotepadQQ. Maybe I asked for that before last year or so but it was only added after someone else asked for it; for many years, none of my requests have been added...

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Old 02-05-2019, 09:17 PM   #54
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but nano for simple command line editing

but I like the power of kate

vim and emacs too much learning curve and so many other things that I want to learn....
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Old 02-05-2019, 10:45 PM   #55
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Atom! "It's so great!"
Old 02-06-2019, 06:26 AM   #56
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vi or vim just because I am old school :-)
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Old 02-06-2019, 12:23 PM   #58
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GUI choice: KWrite
Command line choice: mcedit :-)
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Old 02-11-2019, 07:22 PM   #59
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I voted for Kate. I use Kate-Trinity. It works well for editing plain text and web pages with multi-color text display.
Old 02-12-2019, 08:35 AM   #60
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nano for terminal, for gui, Kwrite if KDE is already installed (slackware) and mousepad for other distros, or whatever gui text editor is installed. geany for most everything, if I do not pick the something else for the GUI. I do a lot of right click open file.

this poll should have actually been spit because of terminal and gui differences.


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