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Looking for a nice Linux text editor

not VI or emacs

   
1:21 am on Jul 9, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Yes, I know that emacs and VI are as power-packed as anything I could ask for, but I'm looking for nice replacement for my long-time companion, EditPlus (or close). Features I'm looking for:
- Remote open / built-in FTP
- Syntax highlighting
- Multiple file editing (ie tabs or projects)
- Browser preview without much fuss
- Templates & Macros

...that'll get me going. I've never been a fan of WYSIWYG editors so I'd like to stay away frm Quanta, Bluefish or Screem. I've been doing the SSH + VI thing, but it reminds me of mid-seventies :) Any pointers?

7:29 pm on Jul 9, 2002 (gmt 0)

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I use Nedit a lot, it has some of your requirements, but not all:
- Syntax highlighting
- Multiple file editing - ( global search and replace ) but not in tabs -- though it does do window splitting
- Macros

Too bad you don't like Bluefish, it isn't really WYSIWYG and it has nearly all of the features you want minus an integrated FTP. It feels a lot less WYSIWYG like if you remove the HTML shortcut toolbar.

7:40 pm on Jul 9, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Just Curious, but in what way is Quanta WYSIWYG? It does have a few .js routines and a css interface.

I think Quanta Gold gives you pretty much what your after.

8:09 pm on Jul 9, 2002 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member littleman is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



Yeah, Quanta isn't a WYSIWYG either -- though it is closer with that preview window,
10:29 pm on Jul 13, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Thanks guys. I'll revisit them again soon and try my luck there.
littleman, I can't seem to get the syntax highlighter working. Is there a trick to it? Or am I in need of a break?
10:39 pm on Jul 13, 2002 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member littleman is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



For nedit?
Preference ->
Default Settings ->
Syntax Highlighting ->
ON
But then go to 'Syntax Highlight Patterns' in the same sub-menu and set your language mode -- there should be several to choose from. You may have to close Nedit and save setting then reopen it to get the changes to take affect.
11:15 pm on Jul 13, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Ahh. Got it. There are 28 in the list, don't see one for PHP though. Figures :) I'll see if I can find one for it. Thanks, lm!
12:35 am on Jul 14, 2002 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member littleman is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



[nedit.org...] :)
12:44 am on Jul 14, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Thanks again :) You're too kind, lm.
 

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