Linux Text editor


(Timothy) #1

Hey all,

I recently started using looonix debian sid, with gnome2 as a OS on my workstation. But I am now looking for a decent text editor on linux.
On windows I use editpadPRO (http://www.editpadpro.com) Which is a mighty fine text editor. What I really want is:

  • visual interface, black text on white background
  • syntax highlighting for multiple types of files (atleast html, php, c(++), java)
  • opening of multiple files at the same time (tabs)
  • searching and replacing (regexp?) trough 1, or multiple opened files at the same time
  • still be fast

All of these things were available in editpad, and I used them all the time. So PLEASE tell me there is a linux tool which does the same.

Thanks and Greetings,
Timothy


(S68) #2

emacs

99% probs you have already installed.

It is with menu but iconless. It does all you asked for, plus 10^12 other things

xemacs

Its version with buttons (much heavier :frowning: )

Stefano


(Timonides) #3

have you consider moving towards Openoffice???

You can download it from: www.openoffice.org

It’s a non commercial version of Staroffice and it has much, much, more than you’re asking (It’s an office suit… Which means that you have except from a text editor, an html one, presentations… etc.)

Also it it is compatible with M$ file format… but it’s a bit “heavy” though…

Spyros.


(Schlops) #4

The one true editor: XEmacs

It needs some time to start, but then…
If you are interested: I have written a little script to regexp-replace in all open files


(S68) #5

i’D BET kIB WAS ASKING FOR A PROGRAMMER TOOL, NOT A wORDpROCESSOR :slight_smile:

sTEFANO

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(Timonides) #6

[quote=“S68”]

i’D BET kIB WAS ASKING FOR A PROGRAMMER TOOL, NOT A wORDpROCESSOR :slight_smile:

sTEFANO

<EDIT>Ops… caps lock on</EDIT>[/quote]

[CAPSLOCK=“ON”] THEN IN THAT CASE I RECOMMEND jEdit!!! ( http://www.jedit.org ) IT’S ONE (IF NOT THE) BEST TEXT EDITORS FOR THIS JOB!!!

IT’S BETTER THAN EMACS/XEMACS… AND IT HAS PRETTY MUCH ALL OF THE FEATURES THAT KIB WANTS (I THINK…) [/CAPSLOCK]

:smiley: :smiley: :smiley: :smiley: :smiley: :smiley: :smiley: :smiley: :smiley: :smiley: :smiley: :smiley:

Spyros.


(valarking) #7

i’D BET kIB WAS ASKING FOR A PROGRAMMER TOOL, NOT A wORDpROCESSOR :slight_smile:

sTEFANO

<EDIT>Ops… caps lock on</EDIT>[/quote]

[CAPSLOCK=“ON”] THEN IN THAT CASE I RECOMMEND jEdit!!! ( http://www.jedit.org ) IT’S ONE (IF NOT THE) BEST TEXT EDITORS FOR THIS JOB!!!

IT’S BETTER THAN EMACS/XEMACS… AND IT HAS PRETTY MUCH ALL OF THE FEATURES THAT KIB WANTS (I THINK…) [/CAPSLOCK]

:smiley: :smiley: :smiley: :smiley: :smiley: :smiley: :smiley: :smiley: :smiley: :smiley: :smiley: :smiley:

Spyros.[/quote]

NICE, IVE NEEDED SOMETHING lIKE THaT! THanKS sKONTAR!


(mrunion) #8

JEdit ROCKS!


(Eric) #9

All the kde compatible texteditors have syntax color support for a hell lot of languages.

One that I like the most is Quanta. Very good for webdevelopment, not very good for C++ programming even thought it got C++ syntax highlightning support throught kde.


(cohort) #10

I use Jed almost exclusively now - has all the requested features, plus it’s very lightweight.

And asking linux (or any *nix) users ‘what’s the best editor’ is worse than asking a large group of people ‘who’s religion is Right.’


(meestaplu) #11

FTE at http://fte.sourceforge.net . It’s a console/X11 editor that has fully customizable syntax highlighting (I made my own Z80 assembler highlight in less than ten minutes). It highlights about 15 different languages to start off anyway, and the greatest feature is the copy-append. The C++ highlight is excellent, and it will do custom tab formatting, etc, etc.

  • black text on white background - yep.
  • syntax highlight - oh yeah.
  • multiple files open - yep.
  • regexp - quite a few ways, too.
  • fast - sure!

Cohort wrote:

And asking linux (or any *nix) users ‘what’s the best editor’ is worse than asking a large group of people ‘who’s religion is Right.’

Yeah, that sounds about right. :wink: