What is your favorite text editor?

hruodr

Aspiring Daemon

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Perhaps you should learn vi thoroughly before commenting on it?
I see, there is a difference using ' and ` in the marks. In any case, the basis of the discussions is not knowing enough the editor of the other side. :)
 

scottro

Daemon

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Assuming my fonts aren't misleading me, you're showing single quote ' (shares key with " on a US keyboard) and backtick ` (shares key with ~ on most US keyboards). They are different things. The ` is used, in both C and Bourne shells to run a command.
 

Alain De Vos

Son of Beastie

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I've done a review of some editors. Good ones:
small: featherpad,geany,leafpad,mousepad,nedit
medium: kate,kwrite,liteide,madedit,xed
large: codeblocks,spyder3
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Code:
/usr/local/bin/kwrite was installed by package kate-21.04.3
Code:
/usr/local/bin/spyder3 was installed by package py38-spyder-3.2.7_13
 

grahamperrin

Son of Beastie

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Alain De Vos thanks,

Code:
root@mowa219-gjp4-8570p-freebsd:~ # pkg install featherpad geany leafpad mousepad nedit kate kwrite liteide madedit xed codeblocks spyder3
…
pkg: No packages available to install matching 'kwrite' have been found in the repositories
pkg: No packages available to install matching 'spyder3' have been found in the repositories
root@mowa219-gjp4-8570p-freebsd:~ # pkg provides kwrite | grep bin/
…
root@mowa219-gjp4-8570p-freebsd:~ # pkg info --list editors/kate | grep bin/kwrite$
        /usr/local/bin/kwrite
root@mowa219-gjp4-8570p-freebsd:~ # pkg provides spyder3
𡀦…
root@mowa219-gjp4-8570p-freebsd:~ # pkg install featherpad geany leafpad mousepad nedit kate liteide madedit xed codeblocks devel/py-spyder
…

– and I found KWrite already present, installed by editors/kate (no separate port)

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MadEdit does not respond to its shortcut for Exit.



From your Writing text topic:

I'd like to use Kate, but it lacks support for the character composition keystrokes to which I became accustomed after switching from Mac OS X to FreeBSD-based systems.

The same problem with Code::Blocks, KWrite, LiteIDE, MadEdit, NEdit and Spyder.

xed is free from the problem, so I kept the application then took a closer look at features: <https://github.com/linuxmint/xed#readme>
 

grahamperrin

Son of Beastie

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hruodr

Aspiring Daemon

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Any experience with jed?

From pkg info jed:

JED is a highly customizable text editor offering most of the
commonly used features of EMACS without the proportions of EMACS. The default
configuration uses EMACS keystrokes, though WordStar keystrokes are
available, and most any keystrokes can be programmed.n JED is customizable
and programmable in the language SLANG, which can look like forth or c,
depending on your preferences.

And any experience with s-lang?

 

mrbeastie0x19

Active Member

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alright sue me lads but I always liked the og notepad, just gets out your way, shows u the line character, and is nice to look at
 
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