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Hello all, I've been using Notepad++ for quite a long time and I like this editor very much. But there does not seem to be a Linux version of it ...
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    Notepad++ analogue for Linux


    Hello all,
    I've been using Notepad++ for quite a long time and I like this editor very much. But there does not seem to be a Linux version of it Please tell me if there are any text editors like Notepad++, but designed to work on Linux.

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    What features of Notepad++ are you specifically looking for? There are quite a few Linux text editors with similar functionality. GNOME's gedit provides tabs and syntax highlighting. Others add in-line code compiling and debugging. What do you want in a text editor?
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    Syntax highlighting support for many programming languages/line numbers display/current line highlighting.
    Tabs.
    Configurable keyboard shortcuts.
    Multiple encoding support.
    Extensibility (support for plugins).
    Some kind of a small file browser located somewhere in the sidebar to open files on the fly (this came as a plugin with Notepad++).
    Compiling the source code without having to leave the editor.

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    Sounds to me like you're looking more for an integrated development environment than a text editor. There are still several to choose from:

    Code::Blocks
    Eclipse
    Anjuta
    KDevelop

    There's also programmers' text editors such as emacs and vi.
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    If I may recommend Kate, it is one of my favourite text editors. I use Notepad++ in Windows at work but I definitely go to Kate first when in Linux. Thankfully most text editors in Linux provide at least syntax highlighting and usually much more.

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    Kate (qt/kde based) or bluefish (gtk).

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