View Full Version : What's your favourite text editor?
April 8th, 2007, 06:02 AM
Just wondering. I have an odd obsession with text editors. My fav would have to be.. this is tough.. Emacs.
April 8th, 2007, 06:08 AM
i would say i been using geany more & more.
April 8th, 2007, 06:13 AM
Yes, text editors are great. I bet this question has been asked many times. n_n
My favorite would be nano so far. It's great, don't need to try anything else.
April 8th, 2007, 06:15 AM
I prefer Gedit but Mousepad is also nice.
April 8th, 2007, 06:30 AM
I like Kate, but SciTE and vi are nice too. In windows I use notepad++ and SciTE.
April 8th, 2007, 07:00 AM
for console / terminal: nano (edit /etc/nanorc and uncomment the syntax coloring)
for X: scite. Syntax highlighting, auto indenting, line numbering, regexp searching, easy and daggone fast
April 8th, 2007, 07:01 AM
my favourite text editor is leafpad.
April 8th, 2007, 07:02 AM
I am actually one of the few users who would use both Vim and Emacs. Quite intriguing, yes?
April 8th, 2007, 07:17 AM
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April 8th, 2007, 07:27 AM
gedit & leafpad
April 8th, 2007, 07:42 AM
I LOVE kate.
I like vim better than emacs, but I like kate whenever I'm running X.
April 8th, 2007, 07:54 AM
Vim, of course! :-)
April 8th, 2007, 09:02 AM
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April 8th, 2007, 10:44 AM
vim and gedit
April 8th, 2007, 10:48 AM
Nano and Gedit :)
April 8th, 2007, 10:59 AM
Leafpad/mousepad, nano, gedit/kate, PFE (in Windows), and Abiword for everything else.
April 8th, 2007, 11:03 AM
April 8th, 2007, 11:08 AM
Emacs for everything. When on a fresh install, without Emacs, X doesn't start, and I have to configure xorg.conf by hand, now I use nano, before I used to switch to a working computer and study how to use vi cryptic key bindings lo!
April 8th, 2007, 11:36 AM
Nano, or Mousepad.
April 8th, 2007, 03:07 PM
April 8th, 2007, 03:09 PM
April 8th, 2007, 05:03 PM
Gedit. By far. For CLI editor I used to prefer Jed but as Nano is included by default I'm using that now.
April 9th, 2007, 11:00 AM
April 9th, 2007, 01:06 PM
I like kate, gedit and leafpad
for a command line, i usually use nano
April 9th, 2007, 01:08 PM
Multi-file GUI: Kate
Single-file GUI: KWrite
I'll really have to get around to learning emacs and vi at some point :)
April 9th, 2007, 03:43 PM
CygnusEd is the best but not available on Linux.
Nedit is cool on Linux, but i generally just use the default Kate.
April 9th, 2007, 03:47 PM
i use nano to edit the xorg.conf file sometimes. i tried to use it in the book i'm writing, but i couldn't get it to wrap the text.
April 9th, 2007, 04:35 PM
i already put this on the scribes thread, but it works for gedit too.
to make gedit support rhtml files follow the simple how-to here (http://www.bitsbam.com).
April 9th, 2007, 04:52 PM
Not that I consider myself a VIM expert but I know enough to use it comfortably so it's my editor of choice for most editing and simple programming tasks (plus, I have a sheet with all the keyboard shotcuts in case my memory fails me which is quite often ;-)). If I feel that I need some GUI love I use Kate.
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