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View Poll Results: Text Editor of the Year
Acme 1 0.38%
Atom 5 1.92%
elvis 2 0.77%
Emacs 22 8.46%
Geany 24 9.23%
gedit 13 5.00%
jEdit 0 0%
joe 1 0.38%
Kakoune 0 0%
Kate 35 13.46%
KKEdit 1 0.38%
KWrite 2 0.77%
leafpad 7 2.69%
medit 0 0%
micro 2 0.77%
Midnight Commander Editor 3 1.15%
Mousepad 6 2.31%
nano 28 10.77%
Neovim 3 1.15%
Notepadqq 4 1.54%
pico 2 0.77%
pluma 7 2.69%
Scite 3 1.15%
Sublime Text 3 1.15%
vi 19 7.31%
vim 65 25.00%
xed 2 0.77%
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Old 01-20-2022, 11:53 AM   #16
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Micro seems a cool replacement to nano, but the Ubuntu repo version apparently was compiled in debug mode, so micro ends up creating log files everywhere you run it. Any distro that uses the Ubuntu repo is affected by this.
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Old 01-20-2022, 07:01 PM   #17
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Easy Editor (ee) from the console.
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Old 02-02-2022, 12:53 AM   #19
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I voted Notepadqq but I also like SETEdit.
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But then I don't use it for coding, just for small text documents that don't need formatting. For the little coding I do I use Kwrite.
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Geany & vim are my favorites.
Leafpad/Featherpad/Mousepad are useful for taking quick notes.
Seetxt (lightning fast) if just reading is enough.
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Originally Posted by keithterrill View Post
When I think of a text editor, I think of operating in terminal (mode). If I am operating in a gui, I think of something in the gui line. Hence, this year, thinking cli, I choose my default goto nano.
Using Emacs, the need for CLI editor starts to be less obvious. Emacs offers remote editing capability : I edit any file in any machine/user (given ssh access) within my local Emacs.

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Old 02-05-2022, 05:41 AM   #25
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Originally Posted by aoncica View Post
Abiword is a word processor. It is cumbersome to use it as a “text-editor“ and it does not fall into the category of programs concerned by this poll.

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Old 02-05-2022, 02:10 PM   #26
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An oldy but goody: Emacs

Learned the keyboard navigation from Perfect Writer that came with my CDP XT clone back in the day. My documentation workflow has, for a long time, involved a shell script that creates a skeleton LaTeX file based on the title of the doc and an include file for "make", runs it through 'latex' to create a PDF and, then, launches Emacs naming the new (or existing) ".tex" file, doing the the same for the Okular with the ".pdf" file. Running "make 'blah.pdf' and up-arrow-<return>" in the terminal is all I need to update the Okular display. Little of this requires moving hands from the keyboard.

I've been experimenting with VSCode and a few plugins that support TeX/LaTex files. The new workflow is a little different: it'll update the ".dvi" file automagically (viewable in another VSCode tab) upon saving the ".tex" file. (It doesn't yet create the make include file I'd need for easily making PDFs but that is probably fixable). At his point I'm unsure if that combination is enough to supplant my Emacs-based process.

Now if VSCode ever discovers the beauty of the expression highlighting option for parentheses/brace/bracket matching... (The VSCode's 'Blockman' plugin is interesting but ju-u-ust doesn't quite do it.)
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You didn't include Featherpad. Even though I can't seem to find it for Slackware it's still my fav. In the meantime I use Kate or Mousepad.
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Originally Posted by jeremy View Post
Always an interesting poll.

Editor wars

Played out right here in this poll..
Old 02-18-2022, 05:15 AM   #29
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Is ------> It

Predictable results.

I thought I could see how jed has stood its ground in the poll... It is not even there!

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