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    Can anyone give advise on the best editor to use. Under windows i use codewrite (excellent for embedded C stuff) so am use to that type of interface. Sorry should make clear it's for C and assembler. Thanks

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    VI (or Vim) and Emacs are to two most used editors in Linux. I know Vim has syntax highlighting, and I'm sure Emacs has this also (I don't use emasc so I'm not sure).

    My advice is to try both, and then pick you favourite. If you are looking for a GUI editor, you might want to look into things such as gEdit or Kate which are quite good.
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    Learn vi. And learn to love it. It's on all Unices, which emacs isn't.

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    vi and Emacs are the two most popular Unix editors. As to which one is better, this is a personal choice, and is one of the most common wars in the Geek world.

    I personally use vi (and love it far more than Emacs), but as was said, try both and see which you like more.


    For GUI stuff, I still use vi, but I used to use Kate, the KDE Editor. Another great one.


    If you need something built particularly for C, I dunno much, except that I've heard of something called Cscope and a KDE frontend for it, Kscope.

    But I'd recommend learning an all-purpose editor as well.

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    There is Anjuta and KDevelop for C/C++ (KDevelop does much more though). I would definetly recommend Vim. Learn it (as I am) and you will want to use it all the time.

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    There are definitely several out there --

    I like Nedit - I use it for writting code and just about everything else!

    (You can do block cut, copy, and paste with Nedit.)

    EDIT: Oh, I forgot to mention -- it does syntax highlighting, too!

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    hi ,
    VI and Emacs ar no dout good but only for non GUI application .....'
    for GUI u can use Anjuta and Kylix(not sure) .....
    Kdeveloper is also not bad choice.......

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    emacs and xemacs are popular choices, however not my choices...

    Nano/Pico is good, but AFAIK doesn't support syntax highlighting (how is that spelt?) and such.

    Vi/Vim/Gvim are powerfull editors and generally good choices. Gvim is the graphical frontend to vim iirc

    Gedit is one of the best graphical editors, supporting syntax highlighting for multiple languages (including C offcourse), multiple tabs (Wow thats productive, first thing I observed after switching from windows/notepad), and so on...

    Scite is good as well.

    You find a list of editors here, not all for linux thought:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_text_editors

    EDIT: this shows more accurate which of them is available for linux:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compari...system_support

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaboua
    Vi/Vim/Gvim are powerfull editors and generally good choices. Gvim is the graphical frontend to vim iirc
    There is also kvim - the KDE frontend to Vim.

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