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    Real men code with Vi.

    Which text editor do you favor above all others?

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    editplus on my development machine but I use VI on the server

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    Quote Originally Posted by dc dalton
    editplus on my development machine but I use VI on the server
    Editplus is great. Vi sucks.

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    Vim is better.
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    What kind of man are you if you don't code at all?

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    nano on the server, notepad, or SciTE, or ZDE on my laptop
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    Vim for me.
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    Oh come on Tommy, it's got to be SED or edlin - or perhaps just manipulation with awk ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marubozo
    What kind of man are you if you don't code at all?
    What - nobody just strings together 1s and 0s anymore? Weenies!

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    I code with vi/vim...I just wish it would automatically start insert mode once the application started, pressing i or a is annoying at first...at least to me.

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    Yes, I did mean Vim. It is not too common to see plain ol' vi anymore. I always access it by vi though.

    I did like that editplus... when I used msft windows.

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    pico - its all you need!
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    Quote Originally Posted by AhmedF
    pico - its all you need!
    I've used Pico for C programming, and man, it's a pain. MSVC all the way.

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    I use notepad for simple text editing, I actually use Visual Studio .NET 2003/2005 for development


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    Pico and nano are just shameful.. it's like asking for a sports car and getting a souped up 1liter Fiat Punto... All I'm going to say is 'its an editor.. it edits files' and cannot be compared to vi (or indeed vim).

    Who says that the original vi isn't found very often, Solaris comes with Suns own vi clone instead of vim.. It works as you'd expect with all the regular features, with the only thing that annoys me is 'your terminal is too wide' when I resize my xterm to 200+ characters wide.

    As for text-mode editors I prefer the text-mode version of CRiSP (www.crisp.com), but I have no qualms with using vi/vim.

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    I take it back - not being serious about using pico

    Even though, for really quick edits, its faster to simply open up pico and edit the file than most other options (assuming you are already SSHed in).
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    EditPlus on Win32
    vi in shell

    I am too used to vi, can't go back. Once you learn many shortcuts it's actually really good and fast. And vi has loads of shortcuts!

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    And vi has loads of shortcuts!
    Yes, like:

    Code:
    vi emacs_sucks
    i
    Vim Sucks
    Vim Sucks
    Vim Sucks
    Vim Sucks
    [esc]
    H
    4yy
    G
    p
    :1,$s/Vim/Emacs
    [esc]
    :wq!
    cat < emacs_sucks
    Emacs Sucks
    Emacs Sucks
    Emacs Sucks
    Emacs Sucks
    Emacs Sucks
    Emacs Sucks
    Emacs Sucks
    Emacs Sucks
    Last edited by Andrewaclt; Jul 12, 2005 at 08:31.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AhmedF
    Even though, for really quick edits, its faster to simply open up pico and edit the file than most other options (assuming you are already SSHed in).
    Like moltar just suggested, once you know the (many many) shortcuts that vim and vi offer, there is no going back. Looking back I really can't stand the lack of picos functionality. Even though I use pico from time to time (e.g. when a masochistic admin decides he likes pico and doesn't bother installing vi/vim) I find it much quicker to use vi/vim instead, even for quick edits.

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    vi, BBEdit (mac osx) and EditPlus (Win)


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    Crimson Editor under Win, Nedit under Xwin, Joe under *nix shell

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    On my mac I use jEdit for little bits and Zend for big stuff.
    On my laptop I use textedit for little bits and Zend for big stuff.

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    hate using vi but i do
    but i love snippetcompiler
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    I use Vi on my servers, I actually really like Vi... but on Debian... I don't know if I did something wrong there, but geez Vi is frickin' weird...

    But on RedHat, Fedora, or any other *nix OS I've tried Vi on, I liked it...
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    Don't leave us women out! I use vi/vim daily for my perl and some php. Don't have any issues with it.

    I use VS.NET for my .NET programming though.
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