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  • vim/gvim

    11 50.00%
  • emacs

    2 9.09%
  • nano/pico

    2 9.09%
  • leafpad/mousepad

    1 4.55%
  • gedit

    5 22.73%
  • KEdit/Kate

    3 13.64%
  • Other

    4 18.18%
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I use the gedit on my ubuntu os. I am way out of my league on this!!...
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    I use the gedit on my ubuntu os. I am way out of my league on this!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by hazel View Post
    I deliberately didn't include geany because I regard it as an IDE, not a workhorse editor. I use geany for all my programming; it's better than gvim for that because it shows multiple program files simultaneously and allows you to jump to any given function. But I still swear by gvim for all other uses.
    For me it all depends what's being edited. For PHP source files, I use Eclipse (or KDevelop on my CentOS5 server). Just for text I either use vim in the console or gedit on the desktop. I never use gvim on Linux.

    The irony, of course, is that I frequently use gvim on the low-quality commercial operating system we're forced to use at work. I often get treated as something of a Luddite - but my files get edited much more quickly.
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    It was tough. I was torn between nano and vim, but I ended up voting for vim because I use it more often because of work.

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    I use Leafpad. For bigger jobs I just use Abiword. But just for editing li'l files, I don't need anything fancy.

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    Nano while using the terminal because it's installed on almost every distro and I can use it with my eyes closed and usually Kate for Desktop stuff. I voted Nano since most of my editing is done via command line.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nujinini View Post
    I have only tried to use two. nano and gedit.

    Between the two, I prefer "nano" since working in the terminal never fails to give me a false sense of being a certified geek.
    Uhh, you're a geek bro, maybe not certified but a geek no less.
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    It seems everyone who wants to vote has voted so here is the result:
    1) vi/vim/gvim 44%
    2) gedit 28%
    3) Nano/pico 11%
    3) & Kate/KEdit 11%

    Emacs made rather a poor show; when I first started with Linux, there were supposed to be vi users and emacs users, and a lot of flack was exchanged between them. Now it seems vi (as vim) has triumphed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hazel View Post
    2) Kedit/Kate 28%

    Not a lot of support for gedit, which suggests that we may have more KDE than Gnome users here.
    It looks like you may have accidentally reversed the numbers here, hazel.

    Isn't it gedit that has 28% of the vote count?
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    I use VIM for everything. It's a classic Unix editor that has a lot of power, and even BusyBox comes with a VI clone (although the clone is limited in functionality). It's very useful at work: if I have a file with 50,000 lines in it and I want to remove all the lines that don't contain a keyword, then I can get rid of thousands of unneeded lines in a few seconds. I wouldn't use anything else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hazel View Post
    Emacs made rather a poor show; when I first started with Linux, there were supposed to be vi users and emacs users, and a lot of flack was exchanged between them. Now it seems vi (as vim) has triumphed.
    I never really got on with emacs - it was always bloaty and cumbersome. I never cared what other people use, though. I wouldn't really get out of shape because someone else used the 'other one'. As a Linux user, I was always used to using what I like and worked for me, no matter what everyone else chose...
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