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Old 05-11-2006, 12:28 PM   #1
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Real light, nice, and functional text editor?


Anyone know of a clean-looking, lightweight, and simple yet functional text editor for X? Something like gedit only without the gnome dependencies

I've been using nedit, but I just found out right now that it doesn't copy to the clipboard like a regular application (which is essential). Other than that, it works well, but I'd like to explore my options a bit more

Thanks!
 
Old 05-11-2006, 12:43 PM   #2
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Just open a terminal window and run vi. Very lightweight because I'm sure it's already installed on your system! You didn't say you needed GUI-based, beginner-friendly to use, or flashy ... just functionality. vi probably beats them all in this department (well, maybe not emacs, but I personally prefer vi). You can add a bit of eye candy to vi by running vim instead.
 
Old 05-11-2006, 01:13 PM   #3
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vim or gvim (w/ gui)
 
Old 05-11-2006, 01:28 PM   #4
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vim is a great editor, but it's lacking handy GUI traits like the ability to use a mouse

Something like beaver only maybe with a little more features.
 
Old 05-11-2006, 01:54 PM   #5
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If you have vim installed, try gvim at the command line. You specifically have to type --disable-gui when compiling for no gui version.
 
Old 05-11-2006, 01:54 PM   #6
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Why not gedit? Do you not have the dependencies needed? Are you running KDE or another DE? If you use KDE there is Kedit, Kate and Kwrite.
 
Old 05-11-2006, 08:25 PM   #7
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Scite to the rescue!!! Lightweight, will do anything you want and then tidy your desk while you sleep, GTK but no GNOME deps

http://www.scintilla.org/SciTE.html
 
  


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