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It is starting to show some age though. The biggest being the need to edit huge files (40-50 meg log files) where boxer tko can only handle about 18meg.
So, I've looked at ultraedit (bought it), notetab (threw it away), and dozens of other editors. Ultraedit comes the closest, but it is a tad slow.
Is there a killer editor out there for windows? Multi language (programming lang I mean), syntax highlighting, kb macros, multi clipboards, multi undo, unlimited or near unlimited file size. That is about all I can think of at the moment.
What version of NotePad did you throw away, Brett? I'm using v. 4.82 (PRO), so if yours was an
older one, you might wish to try it out again. Else, I have no other decent suggestions currently.
Bremer Corp's Notespad was a long time favorite, but that one is no longer supported.
I use Notetab as well. It now supports file sizes greater than 16mb (it's old limit). It's still being actively developed which is a major plus. I looked at boxer and liked it as well. However, the lack of script language(clips in notetab) is why I decided to go with notetab. I'd suggest you take another look at the new version.
"I use multiedit ( [multiedit.com...] ), it does just about everything
you've listed there - plus I love it! :)
I don't need such, yet, but there you have it.
I tried whatever the freebie version is called. I dunno what it was really - I just didn't like it. Is it worth a longer look? I seem to recall it was missing some fundamental option (kb macros?).
I'd really like to stick with the Boxer line, but their first Windows version doesn't have kb macs (a must for me).
What I like most about UE is that it will open HUGE files --I can remember opening a 70Meg database file, but I expect it will go higher. It will also open ANYTHING. People are always sending me attachments written in some unknown word processor. With UE, I just go in and get the ascii. BTW, I had peeked inside the code of the 'I Love You' virus (I got hit twice) with it and decided it was nasty before it made press.
You can use the user tools to syntax check perl, the internal browser can be mapped to localhost so you can see what the output looks like when you use server side scripting like PHP, ASP etc.. Syntax highlighting, auto completion, FTP, bla bla...
Really the only thing it's missing is a file browser like Homesite (Good but bloatware IMHO).
Check it out.
I swear by Xemacs [xemacs.org] - it has made my working life soooo much easier and more productive.
There is a version for NT aswell - although I've never tried it and can't vouch for it on other flavours of Windows
There's a steep learning curve but believe me it's worth it ;)
I wish I would have found EditPlus before purchasing UltraEdit. EditPlus has everything I need (almost). The only thing is it lacking is a killer keyboard macro setup. The default kbmac system is a bit wanting.
Other than that, it is one of the faster windows editors I've used.
On (X)emacs macros are pretty well limited to sequences of keyboard shortcuts, but as the entire editor is extensible using Lisp, you can define any function you care to write, and link it to a key binding or then put it in a macro.
More to the point, most of the stuff you want to do will already have been implemented by someone else and so there are plenty of useful scripts out there that can mould emacs to your way of thinking ;)
Check news://gnu.emacs.sources for a selection...
(X)Emacs is not so much a text editor as an operating system :)