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    GUI, or command line?

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    For simplicity, I would suggest jed. It is very small and has a menu interface and syntax highlighting if you are programming or writing scripts.

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    Command line:
    • Nano
      Pico
      Joe
      vi Old school, not intuitve, guaranteed to be there

    Gui:
    • gedit
      Kate

    Midnight Commander ('mc') has a built-in editor.
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    Pico all the way!!!!!!!!!

    For gui, gedit (gnome) or kate (kde).

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    I'm a fan of nano, but if the system doesn't have it, pico or joe will suffice. In the gui, nothing touches gedit, unless I'm doing certain types of programming, then GNU Emacs' syntax hilighting, indentation, and the power to do so much with your programs (compile, run, etc.) is unmatched. But nano/joe/pico if I just want Notepad.exe

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    For the GUI, gVim. Yes, I know, based on vi, etc... But it has syntax highlighting and a built-in manual, and isn't that hard to use. Basically, all you have to know when you start using it is that 'a' or 'i' turns on insert mode and esc turns it off.

    For the command line, nano is okay, but it completely lacks syntax highlighting.

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    However, on Gentoo, nano does have some nice syntax rules for ebuilds (just have to uncomment some stuff in /etc/nanorc IIRC)

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    Quote Originally Posted by bryansmith
    For gui, gedit (gnome) or kate (kde).
    I use Gnome and I have both gedit and kate. Both are easy to use and easy to look at.
    /IMHO
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    gui = SciTE or gvim
    cli = vim

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