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    Text editors for Linux scripting


    Here is a question that has been asked many times. Yet, the landscape is ever changing, so maybe there is something "fresh" I should look at.

    I recently went 100% Linux (CentOS) after many years of doing my web dev on XP. My holdup was Photoshop, but I've learned to *accept but not like* Gimp.

    I do PHP, Python, and a little C++.

    For me, Eclipse is overkill.

    What I had been using is Notepad++, which I like a great deal.

    What I need is something similar for Linux.

    I know, I know, "real" programmers use vi or vim or emacs... I'm not a real programmer, I build web apps.

    What do people here like?

    Subscript: As to why CentOS - it's what my two servers run, and I like to have my development environment somewhat similar to my "production" machines.
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    I use kate for all my small project work.

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    Originally Posted by Arturo Ziff
    I know, I know, "real" programmers use vi or vim or emacs... I'm not a real programmer, I build web apps.
    "Real" programmers use whatever they are comfortable with that helps them get the job done effectively.

    Personally, I like Bluefish. It's not fancy or flashy but it has a lot of features that I use for my own development (mostly Python/PHP): good syntax highlighting, code folding, some auto-completion, and and regex-based search/replace.
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    Have you thought about giving "Sublime Text 2" a try? (you'll need to Google it, being a new users here I can't post links...)

    I've used it for quite some time after migrating from Notepad++ and love it!

    It's cross platform, and in most cases (such as myself, I use Linux Mint) there is a PPA available so you can add the repo and just apt-get install it.
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    gedit, anjuta, SciTE ...

    The last two will also allow you to run your code from inside your editor .
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