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Poll: Favorite Text Editor

Discussion in 'Linux Command Line' started by Rob, Apr 24, 2017.

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Favorite Text Editor

  1. vi/vim

    52 vote(s)
    47.3%
  2. emacs

    10 vote(s)
    9.1%
  3. nano

    18 vote(s)
    16.4%
  4. pico

    8 vote(s)
    7.3%
  5. other

    22 vote(s)
    20.0%
  1. Rob

    Rob Administrator
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    Yep, didn't waste any time posting up this poll! An all-time favorite within *nix communities!

    Which text editor do you go to most? Why?
     
  2. Rob

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    I chose vim because I work on a wide range of servers and I know vi/vim is going to be on there.
     
  3. Scotsgeek

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    And the VI vs Emacs war begins! ;)
     
  4. ryanvade

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    Is echo, grep, and RegEX an option?
     
  5. atanere

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    I planted firmly in the "other" category! :p

    What I hope I mean by that is... I think I can use just about anything put in front of me. And I'm equally slow in all of them. :D
     
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  6. JasKinasis

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    I'm primarily a vim user, but I am happy to use whatever editor comes to hand if need be.
    I have committed heresy recently and started using Spacemacs for maintaining TODO lists using emacs org-mode. With vim keybindings of course! The vim keybindings make the emacs experience a lot nicer for me. The Spacemacs shortcuts are kinda handy too.

    But for 99% of text editing I still use vim. I don't really use anything much in the way of plugins either - pretty much vanilla vim, with a few custom keybinds added to my .vimrc to allow me to deal with re-organising/switching buffers and tabs, enabling/disabling spell-checking etc.
     

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