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Old 10-22-2006, 05:54 AM   #1
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I'm finding I'm doing more text editing on my Linux computer as I want to run a local Apache server to experiment with. I've been using Xfce's editor, "mousepad" as an editor, but I'm finding that it seems to be a bit buggy. It crashes on me when I try to do "Save As..." for example. I'm using Zenwalk Linux which comes with Bluefish, and I find it nice, but under Windows, I'm using Notepad++ as it has a lot of nifty features and isn't web development-specific as Bluefish is. I also like its easy macro recording. Only thing is that Notepad++ seems to be Windows-only. Can anyone recommend a multi-tabbed text editor for Linux that recognizes several languages and has similar features to Notepad++? I'm getting close with Kate, but if anyone has a favorite, let me know.

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Kate would have been my primary suggestion. Presuming by 'languages' you were referring to programming languages then the Eclipse editor would be my second.

You could also try emacs (run 'xemacs filename.ext' for example), but the learning curve is a bit steeper - and it is not "tabbed".
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Kate would have been my primary suggestion. Presuming by 'languages' you were referring to programming languages then the Eclipse editor would be my second.

You could also try emacs (run 'xemacs filename.ext' for example), but the learning curve is a bit steeper - and it is not "tabbed".
Sorry, I wasn't clear about 'languages,' but yes, I meant computer languages as opposed to human languages. I don't seem to have emacs or even xemacs. I remember using emacs on the unix boxen at school back...well too long ago to remember all the weird key strokes. I remember I liked it more than vi, but not much more . I'll check out Eclipse. Kate isn't too bad, really. I've just liked more and more Notepad++, and was hoping something else might be close. Bluefish isn't bad at all and has a few nifty features, but I was hoping for something a bit more generic.
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I don't seem to have emacs or even xemacs.
It's probably an option you didn't select; you should be able to install it after-the-fact. (Whether or not you want to is a separate issue)
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