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Top 5 Best Linux Text Editors


Vi / Vim Editor

Vim won by a huge margin and I don’t think this is surprise to anybody. If you are new to any of the Linux text editors listed in the top 5, read the rest of the article to understand little bit more about those editors.

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1. Vim Editor

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Home Page: http://www.vim.org/
Author: Bram Moolenaar
Latest Stable Version: Vim 7.2
Written in: C and Vim script
Operating System: Cross-platform (Unix, Linux and Windows)
Read more about Vim Editor at Wikipedia

 

2. gEdit Editor

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gedit is the default text editor for the GNOME desktop environment. This is a UTF-8 compatible text editor.
Home Page: http://projects.gnome.org/gedit/
Latest Stable Release: 2.26.2
Written in: C, Python
Operating System: Cross-platform

 

  3. Nano Editor

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Home Page: http://www.nano-editor.org/
Latest Stable Release: 2.0.9
Read more about Nano editor
Read more about gEdit at Wikipedia

 

4. gVim Editor

Home Page: http://vimdoc.sourceforge.net/htmldoc/gui.html
gVim is the graphical version of the famous Vim editor

 

5. Emacs Editor

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Home Page: http://www.gnu.org/software/emacs/
Current Stable Release: 22.3
First Release of Emacs was in the year 1976
Written in C and Emacs lisp
Operating System: Cross-platform
Read more about Emacs Editor at Wikipedia

 

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