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Question: Favorite text editor? :: Total Votes:55
Poll choices Votes Statistics
vim 30  [54.55%]
emacs 5  [9.09%]
nano 13  [23.64%]
Something else 7  [12.73%]
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Posted: Mar. 08 2006,13:20 QUOTE

At first, I thought commandline editors were anachronisms from the green screen days, good only for geek points.

But once I started playing around with linux and the console in particular, it became apparent just how quick vim could be to make that tweak to a config file.

And you only really ever seem to need to know just a few vim commands for that purpose (although I soemtimes edit scripts with it as well): insert, replace, delete line, search, save and quit, quit without saving.

The only annoyance is getting on a system which is perverse enough to only have vi instead of vim, and finding that backspace or something doesn't work.
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Posted: Mar. 30 2006,16:17 QUOTE

Having used pico for the past 5 or so years, nano gets my vote hands down.

Not all that keen on beaver - especially the way it handles seach and the way you can't cursor up on a wordwrapped line (unless I'm missing something config wise).  I used to use notetab lite under windows which nailed it for how I like to work with gui text editors.
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Posted: May 02 2006,04:05 QUOTE

When I have to use a cmd line editor nano or pico are my choices, never learned vim or vi.

cbagger01, I did not think anyone would remember compuserve. Expensive and for me long distance took all night to download a simple picture, got to like xkermit.

The old days, that were really not that long ago!

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Posted: May 02 2006,11:16 QUOTE

I'm just stupid when it comes to vim, i've tried it but still can't figure out how to use it. I'll just stick with nano.
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Posted: May 02 2006,12:08 QUOTE

I've always found that joe suits my needs best.  Every once in a while I try to use vim, but I always end up disliking it more than the time before.
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