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Just started out with C and are looking for a good editor
in *nix that marks the code with colors.

This is maybe a newbie thing to have the C code in colors
but i like it and you can almost always se when you are typing wrong. Smilie

Ive heard that emacs should have that option but i havent found it.

Any ideas??
# 2  
Latest version of vi text editor uses color codes.
The latest version is called vim (some called gvim)
you might want to check out its webpage www.vim.org
Syntax Coloring:
Vim shows text in color - according to its "(programming) language".
You can define the "language" ("syntax") of the files yourself.

Vim comes with 200+ syntax files for colorizing text in
common programming languages (Ada, C, C++, Eiffel, Fortran,
Haskell, Java, Lisp, Modula, Pascal, Prolog, Python,
Scheme, Smalltalk, SQL, Verilog, VisualBasic),
math programs (Maple, Matlab, Mathematica, SAS), markup text
(DocBook, HTML, LaTeX, PostScript, SGML-LinuxDoc, TeX, WML, XML),
program output (diff, man), setup files of programs (4DOS, Apache,
autoconfig, BibTeX, CSS, CVS, elm, IDL, LILO, pine, procmail, samba, slrn),
shell scripts and setups (shells: sh, bash, csh, ksh, zsh),
script languages (awk, Perl, sed, yacc)
system files (printcap, .Xdefaults) and
of course for Vim and its helptexts.
courtesy of vim.org
Original-by: Sven Guckes guckes@vim.org
# 3  
Here's an interesting angle, I've tried to find a good programmers editor like DOS BRIEF, and I did not want to use either of emacs or vi :-)

I came up with these:
FTE (the closest to BRIEF I could find)
nedit (simple, easy to add syntax highlighting for
library functions)
snavigator (very similar to TurboC once you get to know it)
If syntax highlighting is all you need, use mc.

Unfortunately, only FTE and MC work in text mode :-(
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Thanks fellas, I will do some tests. with the ones you guys
have mention. Smilie

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