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Nice linux text editor (also there is a MS port)

     
2:17 am on Jan 15, 2001 (gmt 0)

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This thing is great! I was looking for an editor on Linux OS that was comparable to Notetab. Notetab rocks, but it's not available for linux. There are the purist, command line types that would say that vi is the way to go, but it is about as intuitive as the insides of an automatic transmission. I'm going to get familiar with it as best as I could, but there is no way I'm going to use it to hack scripts all day. I've been using pico for remote stuff, I'll probably make the switch to vi for that kind of work. But, I digress.

Check out NEdit, [nedit.org...] . It has just about all the bells and whistles of Notetab, and Editpad - with the exception of having tap separated files and being able to do search and replace over multiple documents. But it has many feature that make it very inviting including programing language specific color coding. Also, it seems very light and fast.

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Nice find LM, that looks great, beats vi and emacs hands down. You know it's funny, but on the *nix systems these types of utilities could have been built years ago but weren't. Guess windows should get some credit for it, a lot of *nix purists will hate it.
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Finally got around to trying it. Crashed on the first start for some reason. Nuked it and started over - ok.

Ever use Jpico (Joe's Pico)?

7:30 am on Mar 8, 2001 (gmt 0)

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I'll check it out.

I've been using Nedit a lot. The combination of real regular expression recognition and global search and replace saves me a lot of work.

7:52 am on Mar 12, 2002 (gmt 0)

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I just updated the latest version of Nedit and was pleasantly surprised that it now has the ability to do search and replace over multiple files -- that's a nice time saver.
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I've been using nedit since '98, and I'll check out that new version,,,

Air: You know it's funny, but on the *nix systems these types of utilities could have been built years ago but weren't. Guess windows should get some credit for it, a lot of *nix purists will hate it.

You've never tried emacs...? Thats more of an os than just an editor, and its in version 20ish...(1) Windows still hasn't got past 5...

(1) Its not as good as vi though...

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I remember my first few minutes with vi vividly - extremely painful - I couldn't do anything with it. 6 years on - I can't do anything without it ;)

[vim.org...] - windows, *nix ports available.

I find myself getting annoyed with other software now when I have to move my fingers from the home keys (f & j). Using a mouse whilest typing is just to darn slow.

Ok off to find the submit button.

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vi: 6 years on - I can't do anything without it

Make that 12 years... ;)
And [g]vim really offers tbe best combination of text mode and GUI features. I'd never run a computer without it, whatever the OS.

5:11 pm on Mar 14, 2002 (gmt 0)

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I sometimes use vi, and sometimes I use lynx to surf the web. Sometimes I use a cast iron pot over an open fire to cook my food too.
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littleman: Have you used gvim? A very different experience to commandline vi.
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I really do not have any complaints with Nedit, but I'll give it a try.
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nedits good...but I'd still want something that has tabs lit EditPad... After about twenty windows things get complicated...
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I've used nedit when I started Uni back in '95 -- on Solaris and Motif. But getting it compiled and run on free Un*x was just too hard because its dependency on the non-free-back-then Motif library.

Around '96 I've switched to Emacs (and Xemacs) because, well, all my friends and classmates were using it. It's powerful, relatively easy to use, and has lots (if not too many) features. However, running xemacs at home with 16Mb of memory (and X, Netscape, Java at the same time) was not fun at all. I can never manage to learn LISP to edit my own configuration file, and it just requires too many fingers to do the Meta-Ctrl-blah kind of work.

At the end of '97 I started working in a company that used nothing but plain old vi. It did get me a few weeks to get used to it, and then I tried Vi IMproved... A powerful regular expression engine, build in Perl/Python intepretor, etc. A few years later, and I'm still a VI man!