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Just curious.

Actually, wanted to try making a poll, and figured this was as good a topic as any.

For quick and dirty edits, I tend to use pico/nano. However, I'm trying to badger myself into using vi(m) as often as I can. So far, I only need to ":q!" and restart my edit from the beginning about 25% of the time.

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kwrite :)

has highlighting for all sorts

of languages, and me being a developer, well

that sure helps.

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I like vi, and not that GPL abomination "vim" - the real vi.. the one with a genuine history. ;)

There are a few other Xorg editors I play with, syntax highlighting can be useful at work - but often I open a terminal and use vi.

Viva-la-VI!!! ;):lol:

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Quick and dirty - vi

Not so quick and dirty (ie: writing/editing scripts of more than a few lines) - Geany

Geany has a Windows port too, so whether I'm using a Windows or Linux box to work on, I can still use a similar environment. It does seem to have some issues with syntax highlighting (specifically, PHP syntax highlighting with inlined HTML). On the plus side, it does do a menu list of variable and subroutine declarations, and also variable/sub completion.

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kwrite :)

kate > kwrite. Of course with the vim KPart component, they're all vim anyway.

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vim or gvim, im playing more with geany, but vim is where its at.

also mcedit seems to be missing from the list.

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I use vim when editng config files, or jotting down notes if im already in a shell. In a desktop environment I use whatever gui text editor is available.

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I like mped, AKA "Minimal Profit Editor".

runs with or without xwindows, real simple, but less simple than nano, it does have a few features I like, (spell check in a highlighting mode, paste from other gui apps.) Also highlighting for HTML, Python (and other) file types. You can also set default fonts and stuff in an easy to use rc file.

I'm afraid I am not an emacs or vi fan, they are just too hairy for my tastes. As matter of fact, emacs being one of the two editors I could find for lisp made me put my lisp learning aside. Looking at python now, maybe scheme later if drscheme is good. You gotta have an environment you like to code in, ya know.

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vim is where it's at if i am in X i use gedit

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I like ed.

Ed is hardcore. I've never actually used it for anything but I've edited countless BASIC programs on the C64 which is about as painful. It's easy to take screen editors for granted until you've used a line editor for any length of time. When program RAM was extremely limited, a line editor is sometimes the best you could do though. Not really an issue with memory so cheap these days.

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It's easy to take screen editors for granted until you've used a line editor for any length of time.

Ah, fond memories of using edlin in DOS.

I can't recall how many times I got something other that what I expected/intended and had to start from scratch and just rewrite the damn thing in the right order. :)

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where are nano and gedit :(

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where are nano and gedit :(

Hey, I mentioned nano at the beginning!

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nano and gedit ( *goes to cry in corner* )

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So what's the deal with the research chemical reference in this post's subtitle? ;)

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So what's the deal with the research chemical reference in this post's subtitle? ;)

Whenever I start a thread, I go to Wikipedia and click on Random Article (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Random). Then, whatever page comes up, that's what I use as the thread's subtitle.

Woot.

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In order of use, not power, I would have to say I use gedit, nano, vim

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i learned the basics of vim, but only for when i really need it like adding yourself to the wheel group during an install, otherwise i always use nano when i'm using a terminal. i like gedit best, i've added loads of gedit plugins and addon programs. i got some of the links for making gedit better here -

http://www.micahcarrick.com/09-29-2007/ged...tml-editor.html

http://www.micahcarrick.com/09-28-2007/fir...evelopment.html

http://live.gnome.org/Gedit/Plugins

http://www.eng.tau.ac.il/~atavory/gedit-plugins/html-tidy/

http://stylizedweb.com/2008/02/07/30-best-firefox-add-ons/

edit some of the links are for firefox.

there's another editor that uses vim, but makes it easier to use, not gvim, it's called cream -

http://cream.sourceforge.net/

here are some screenshots and features

http://cream.sourceforge.net/features.html

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