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Old 10-24-2003, 10:44 AM   #1
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Geez, are there ANY decent text editors in Linux?


Ok, Ive used vi... sucks...

Everyone says, "Use Emacs!" So I tried it... again it sucks!

Im trying to write JAVA code using emacs.... the dang editor keeps indenting my code! Man I hate it when a text editor ASSUMES that I want my code messed around with!

Is there anyway to turn this "Auto Indent" nonsense off?
 
Old 10-24-2003, 10:48 AM   #2
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ROFL

man vi, man emacs and feeding google would solve your problems.

Personally I like vi (best editor ever!), but there are people who say the same about emacs. Both can be configured any way you like.

I must admit that it takes a little while to get used to work with either of them, but once you get the hang of it...........

ps: You could install wine and use notepad

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Old 10-24-2003, 10:51 AM   #3
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The problem is that they turn these features ON by default!

It should be the other way around.... where I have to explicitly turn them ON, not try to figure out how to turn them off!
 
Old 10-24-2003, 10:55 AM   #4
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Tastes differ, and they had to make a choice.

Like I stated before I'm a vi user, so I can only help you with Vi.

Edit/make the .vimrc in your homedir (or /etc/vimrc if you want it for all users).

Examples:

- /usr/share/vim/vim61/vimrc_example.vim
- http://www.vim.org/docs.php

Hope this helps.
 
Old 10-24-2003, 10:55 AM   #5
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joe is a plain and simple no frills editor....was my favorite until i joined the church of vi....plain as vi but a bit more user friendly


edit: i cannot spell to save my life.....
 
Old 10-24-2003, 10:57 AM   #6
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for text-editing on the console, i use joe.
easy,plain-text editor. no whack commands or key-strokes as in vi

I don't like vi or emacs, so i dont use them. I found joe to be much easier, and i am faster whit joe than whit vi or emacs

but that's just my opinion...
 
Old 10-24-2003, 11:00 AM   #7
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Bluefish is a powerful editor for experienced web designers and programmers. Bluefish supports many programming and markup languages, but it focuses on editing dynamic and interactive websites. See features for an extensive overview, take a look at the screenshots, or download it right away. Bluefish is an open source development project, released under the GPL licence.

Bluefish runs on most (all?) POSIX compatible operating systems including Linux, FreeBSD, MacOS-X, OpenBSD, Solaris and Tru64.

Available from http://bluefish.openoffice.nl/

It reminds me a little about NoteTab for windows.... if you know that one
 
Old 10-24-2003, 11:05 AM   #8
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This may ruffle some feathers but, are there any text editors that mimick Wordpad in Windows?

Im currenlty looking through the Help->Customize->Top Level Cusomtization Groups menu in EMacs (which is a nightmare by itself). There is a programming languages section... alas, there is no section for JAVA!
 
Old 10-24-2003, 11:13 AM   #9
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On Redhat V9 there is "gedit" for the simpletons
 
Old 10-24-2003, 11:20 AM   #10
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Sorry, hope no one takes offense to my use of the word "simpleton", I meant to say for
people that like to keep things simple. I just looked up simpleton and it carries some derogatory connotations that I did not mean to imply
 
Old 10-24-2003, 11:22 AM   #11
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On Redhat V9 there is "gedit" for the simpletons
Great... I'll run out right now and buy Redhat V9 just for the editor!
 
Old 10-24-2003, 11:33 AM   #12
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Buy??????

Just download/install it:

http://gedit.sourceforge.net/download.php
 
Old 10-24-2003, 11:48 AM   #13
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Ok... I downloaded, compiled, and am now running... Bluefish v.7 on my box... so far... GREAT.. FINALLY... No Nonsense editing in Linux!

After all, I just want to edit files, not set off a Nuclear weapon, for Christs sake!

IMHO Emacs, and vi are like mental torture devices designed by Dr. Suess! Hay carrumba!
 
Old 10-24-2003, 12:02 PM   #14
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Glad to have been of service
 
Old 10-24-2003, 12:12 PM   #15
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Thanks Nimoy

Live long and prosper...
 
  


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