View Full Version : [ubuntu] What is the best text editor? I did not like VI so far

July 23rd, 2008, 05:14 AM
hi, :popcorn:
Does any one know about a very good text editor?:lolflag:
Also, I want to write C or .sh program on my own, but I could not find any good editor, or any tutorial that I could learn from

Any Audio program do you recommend?

Thanks a lot :guitar:

July 23rd, 2008, 05:20 AM
Vim is the best one (imo), it just takes time to get used to. After becoming comfortable with it, it is by far the fastest. Stick with it. I suppose you could try Emacs.

If you don't want to learn either of those (both have a somewhat steep learning curve), just use gedit.

If you want a tutorial, a simple one that will get you started in Vim can be found by typing 'vimtutor' at the command line. There is also one for Emacs, but I don't know it off-hand. It's easy to find though, just do some searching.

Also, if you don't like Vim because of its lack of mouse-control from the command line, type 'gvim' at the command line to use a graphical version.

July 23rd, 2008, 05:20 AM
For GUI editors, I highly recommend kate. It's a KDE program so it may not seem at home in a GNOME desktop but it'll work just as well.
For commandline editors, I like vim myself, but nano is nice if you at least enable syntax highlighting (http://http://wiki.linuxhelp.net/index.php/Nano_Syntax_Highlighting)

July 23rd, 2008, 05:22 AM
Give SciTE a try. It's a nice GUI editor.

And by the way, the default vi on Ubuntu sucks.

Do this:

sudo apt-get install vim

Then edit your /etc/vimrc and comment out "set compatible" with a ". Now when you want to use vi, type vim. Also, if you want to learn how to use it, type "vimtutor" anywhere in a terminal, or type ":help". Make sure you're in command mode when you do that though.

For a good audio program, try one of these:

July 23rd, 2008, 05:23 AM
I would recommend openoffice.org word processor. I have found it completely trumps Microsoft word. As for programing go simple. Just use the basic text editor and when naming ad the extension you want and it should open like you want it (works great in python).

July 23rd, 2008, 05:26 AM
I would recommend openoffice.org word processor. I have found it completely trumps Microsoft word.

I disagree, but I am a stickler for fonts. :)

July 23rd, 2008, 05:28 AM
He said he wanted a text editor, not a word processor.

July 23rd, 2008, 06:28 AM
Actually the default editor in Gnome, Gedit, is pretty advanced one.

While it seems very simple on the first look, it comes with a bunch of great plugins, and the package "gedit-plugins" contains even more. Enable the ones that you like and you'll end with extremely versatile text editor..

For a command-line editor I prefer nano.

Edit: What kind of audio program are you looking for? Wave editor, software synth, sequencer, multitrack recorder, some kind of mixing or looping tool or perhaps a complete software studio? Or just some music player?