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Old 12-23-2018, 12:48 PM   #1
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Which Is the Best Text Editor In Fedora 29 ?


Hi

I need a text editor for Fedora 29. I wish to edit and save text in google drive. Any suggestions ?
 
Old 12-23-2018, 01:21 PM   #2
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Command line, or GUI?
If GUI, which desktop are you using?

"Best" is a matter of opinion, of course. You probably have some already installed. Have you tried any of those?
 
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Old 12-23-2018, 01:36 PM   #3
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I wish to edit and save text in google drive.
What does this mean? While the file is open in Google docs, or all editing is done locally and then you upload to Google drive? You can't, that I know of, edit a file stored IN Google drive without using Google editors (docs), but I could be wrong because I don't use Google products.

If you used a google drive app and your DE supported it, I THINK you can treat a local folder like a google drive folder and it will sync. That might be an option.

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Old 12-23-2018, 02:12 PM   #4
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If you actually need to ask? Nano.

EDIT: Or gedit for the GUI.

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Old 12-24-2018, 06:25 AM   #5
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the best editor is mine. And I will not give it to you. And you need to use your preferred one. What you know.
 
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Old 12-24-2018, 07:33 AM   #6
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geany or vi
 
Old 12-24-2018, 07:45 AM   #7
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geany is lovely for programming but I find it too complicated for an general-purpose editor. My favourite for that is gvim. It has all the keyboard shortcuts of vi/vim but adds some graphical buttons too.
 
Old 12-24-2018, 10:21 AM   #8
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I agree with pan64.

I, personally, use SciTECO, ed, nvi, Emacs, Acme and/or sam when I'm on Linux/Unix/BSD. Does that really help you?
The best text editor for you is one that does not make your life harder. Nobody here has your own experience.
 
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Old 12-24-2018, 10:35 AM   #9
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Originally Posted by LEON71 View Post
Hi

I need a text editor for Fedora 29. I wish to edit and save text in google drive. Any suggestions ?
Plain old ASCII text? Any of the above...
 
Old 12-24-2018, 10:56 AM   #10
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What does this mean? While the file is open in Google docs, or all editing is done locally and then you upload to Google drive? You can't, that I know of, edit a file stored IN Google drive without using Google editors (docs), but I could be wrong because I don't use Google products.

If you used a google drive app and your DE supported it, I THINK you can treat a local folder like a google drive folder and it will sync. That might be an option.
In windows 10 I use google drive as a local folder. I can edit a doc , excel or text file as I wish and then I just have to sync it once in a while and it automatically syncs in google drive. Now I am curious to know if there is any app available for Fedora 29 which will do the similar task ?

My main purpose is to do edit , save operations inside a google drive folder in Fedora 29 so that I don't have to save a file in a local folder and then every time I upload it to google drive .
 
Old 12-24-2018, 10:58 AM   #11
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So you don't need a text editor but a Google Drive mounter. This is quite a ... different thing.
 
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Old 12-24-2018, 10:59 AM   #12
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Command line, or GUI?
If GUI, which desktop are you using?

"Best" is a matter of opinion, of course. You probably have some already installed. Have you tried any of those?
I am using GNOME desktop. I have gedit installed already. The problem is I cant open a text file with Gedit from inside google drive
 
Old 12-24-2018, 12:17 PM   #13
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I don't use it, but I've heard of people using rclone to sync files to Google Drive.
 
Old 12-24-2018, 01:50 PM   #14
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And I'm pretty sure this is the other option:

http://yourcmc.ru/wiki/Grive2
 
Old 12-27-2018, 04:05 PM   #15
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And I'm pretty sure this is the other option:

http://yourcmc.ru/wiki/Grive2
Actually GNOME had native support for Google Drive for Fedora 29 version( And I guess for earlier versions as well). I just added my Google account to 'Online Accounts' under the Gnome Control Center and now 'Google Drive' automatically mounted in Nautilus file manager. Problem solved !
 
  


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