Linux and text editor choices

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    Linux and text editor choices

    I know this is probably a strange question to ask, especially considering that any text editor is viable, but I'm wondering what is the choice for text editor of most programmers running on a linux machine.

    I'm currently using Fedora8, and I'm new to linux/fedora8. I've been using 'gedit', which comes with the install. I've seen people using editors that run out of the terminal window, and they write/edit their code inside the terminal window.

    I'm wondering what everyone else is using, and what I should probably be using too (I'm currently trying to learn C). Ok thanks guys.

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    emacs (or xemacs) have a bit of a learning curve, but can do most of what all other editors can do.

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    emacs or one of its X derivatives, and vim or one of its X derivatives, are generally the most popular text editors.

    Eclipse is also gaining in popularity.

    Then there's KDevelop and Anjuta, there's the DE text editors gedit, kwrite and kate, there's a multitude of Scintilla-based editors like SciTE, etc.

    My own favourite is jEdit.
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    ...or you could use a good and powerful editor. http://www.bostic.com/vi/ or http://www.vim.org I prefer nvi, even lighter and not as fancy as vim. It lacks syntax hilight, though.

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    This has been answered elsewhere.
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    or you can use kdevelop with good user interface

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    VIM is not a bad text editor that runs in the terminal. Personally I use gedit with a few plugins like an embedded terminal and fullscreen mode; plus a colour picker for for making syntax highlighting scheemes that I made.

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    VIM user here. Couldn't say its the best but it works for me (needs a bit of getting used to though).

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    I'm a big fan of KATE. There was no learning curve for me. Just preference though.

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    My first choice is vi. Else, if I feel like having a gui, I use Anjuta. It's not just an editor, but it works fine and is fast. KDevelop is way to bulky imho.

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