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Old 04-11-2009, 03:16 PM   #1
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Choosing text editors

Hello everyone,
There are many text editors available in linux like vi editor, nano,pico,joe etc. What all text editors are available in ubuntu 8.10?
I want a user friendly text editor for writing shell scripts. Which text editor shall i opt for? I use ubuntu 8.10.
Old 04-11-2009, 03:21 PM   #2
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Can't answer the first question, but for the second, I'd just go with the one you feel most comfortable with. Try several and then make a choice. Also, are there any particular features that you need your chosen editor to have?
Old 04-11-2009, 03:24 PM   #3
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Hello. Why don't you do a search and then try them all? Ultimately, it will come down to what you like. I personally don't get on with nano, pico and joe. I love ViM and Kate. There is no reason for my likes, apart from personal choice.

You question is a bit like walking into a bar and saying that you know that alcohol is served and you want to be told what to drink to either (a) make you merry or (b) stop you getting merry. The choice will come down to you and your metabolism.

Having said that, I FULLY understand why you asked your question. Whatever answer I give will be wrong (and right!)

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Old 04-11-2009, 03:34 PM   #4
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The editors you can use in Ubuntu are the same that you can use in any other distro. There are probably hundreds out there. You can start in this thread, then try them yourself and make a choice. Obviously we can't pick for you.


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