Linked by Adam S on Tue 26th Aug 2008 13:10 UTC, submitted by linuxlinks
Features, Office Periodically, there's a review of text editors for a particular platform. Linuxlinks' latest post is pretty thorough though, covering 21 different Linux/Unix text editors. "In many users' eyes, a text editor should be lean and mean, fast to start up and shut down, without fancy splash screens or a graphical user interface. The choice of editor has long stirred up strong emotions. [...] To provide an insight into the quality of software that is available, we have compiled a list of 21 high quality Linux text editors. There's a mix of graphical and console based applications included.
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vi
by yanik on Tue 26th Aug 2008 14:56 UTC
yanik
Member since:
2005-07-13

As a sysadmin, vi is a real gem. The right tool for the right job.

vi ftw


:wq

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RE: vi
by lydgate on Wed 27th Aug 2008 15:25 in reply to "vi"
lydgate Member since:
2006-12-30

I tried a few of the editors on that list but I just can't get my head out of vi(m) mode.

I've been using it for a few years now and I learn something new every week.

:wq

:x (or ZZ in command mode!)

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RE[2]: vi
by spaceLem on Thu 28th Aug 2008 03:31 in reply to "RE: vi"
spaceLem Member since:
2007-07-26

I tried a few of the editors on that list but I just can't get my head out of vi(m) mode.

I've been using it for a few years now and I learn something new every week.

":wq

:x (or ZZ in command mode!)
"

It's embarrassing how often I try to :x out of a terminal.

The two things that annoy me about vim is that ctrl-left or ctrl-right does something other than what I'm expecting, but that's what 'w' and 'b' are for. Also that any standard keyboard has a capslock and an escape key the wrong way round.

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