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# 64  
Old 03-02-2006
vi & notepad :P
# 65  
Old 04-07-2006
I'm a vi/vim fan Smilie
# 66  
Old 04-27-2006
pretty good EDITOR- WINSCP

guyz

WINSCP is a damn gud editor

it's u ser friendly

just check it out
# 67  
Old 05-09-2006
I just use vi or vim.. Smilie
# 68  
Old 05-10-2006
Quote:
Originally Posted by tej.buch
hi...people seem to be gung ho about vi...what is so special about it? kindly inform me about its features that make it so special...
Well, if you're the kind of user that finds himself doing the same edit to 99 lines and wondering if he should write a perl script to do this for you, vi may be the editor for you... Instead of the limited search/search-replace functionality many editors have, vi supports full-blown regular expression search and search-replace. It's got many little features that let you do more work with less keystrokes but regexes is the "wow" one.
# 69  
Old 05-14-2006
MySQL chyea

VI all the way, its very programmer friendly... i usually create my core part of the program in windows on Dev-C++ bloodshed, and then compile/debug/finish up in VI.

i dont really like pico. probably because i used VI for the first month of UNIX use.
# 70  
Old 06-13-2006
Glad to find this discussion since it deals directly with something that has been vexing me for a while.

I'm fairly new to unix and was disappointed when unix friends told me "just use vi" when I asked for the best way to edit and view files on our solaris boxes.

I have come to the conclusion that I need 2 editors in the unix world

Editor #1 - for use when I am writing code, scripts, etc. In other words editing that is going to take me more than a minute. For this I use Jedit

Editor #2 - Used for quickly editing, searching and viewing files. I frequently need to edit a single line in a file, or need to view the file or search its contents (I know about grep, but I like to see the results of my search in the context of the rest of the file). For Editor #2 I'm not sure what to use. I have almost come to the conclusion that I need to make peace with vi and just accept it, but I find it so frustrating that it takes me longer to check my cheat sheet to find the right commands than it does to actually do the editing. My requirements for Editor #2 are:
-Easily edit, view, and search text files.
-Reasonable amount of certainty that the editor is available. My job requires that I connect to different boxes and often su to a different userid. It is frustrating to learn to use a tool and then it is not available.
-Using the editor is easy to remember. I only need editor #2, two or three times a month. I feel like I am constantly relearning vi, and feel like I'm flying blind when I get lost between command mode and edit mode.
-Needs to run in the console, i.e. doesn't run in X, which for me takes too long to load. I think our network is slow and our boxes are distributed.
-I only need basic functionality, in other words I would trade ease of use in exchange for the advanced features in vi.

Can anyone make a recomendation for Editor #2 or do I need to make my peace with vi Smilie.

I started using pico and liked it a lot but a co-worker told me not to trust it as it truncates lines over 80 characters. Too bad since I really liked it. Anyone know if there is a fix or work around for this.

Basically I'm looking for something like pico or like "edit" from the dos prompt.
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