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|Linux Editors for Plain Text:|
Linux editors for plain text can be divided into two categories, graphical GUI editors and console text editors. The advantage of the GUI editor is intuitive user friendly interface while the benefit of the console text editor is the suitability over long distance network connections which may or may not provide suitable bandwidth or reliability which would both be required by the GUI editors for remote operation.
|emacs: This console based plain text editor supports the theory that more is better. It tries to support every feature possible.|
Also see the YoLinux.com emacs/xemacs tutorial.
|jed: This console based plain text editor supports menus and other GUI features in a console based terminal. Targeted to software development. Text based but with some GUI menu features (accessible via esc+M). Feature rich including a unicode mode.|
Ubuntu Install: sudo apt-get install jed
|nano: This is a GNU.org clone of Pico.|
|pico: This console based plain text editor operates with the simplicity of a GUI editor making it a favorite with Linux beginners. Pico comes with the Pine email client.|
|vim: This console based plain text editor supports syntax highlighting and numerous plug-ins for specialized configurations and features. This editor is ubiquitous and available on all Linux systems and is the "standard" Linux editor. While it is not intuitive and has a learning curve, it is worth learning if Linux is part of your career or future.|
Also see the YoLinux.com vim tutorial.
|gedit: This is the default text editor for the Linux Gnome desktop. It supports syntax highlighting, printing, a variety of plug-ins, multi-language spell check, tabbed for multiple files, etc.|
|gvim: This an attempt to provide a GUI editor based on the vim console editor. While it provides many of the features offered by a GUI text editor, it will still require knowledge of vim to stay out of trouble.|
|NEdit: This is one of the original Unix GUI editors programmed in Motif. It is your basic intuitive and easy to use GUI editor.|
|Tea: Qt based GUI editor. Syntax highlighting, cross platform, plain text, programming language support, regular expression search and replace, file manager, ridiculously comprehensive, almost an IDE. GPL3|
Ubuntu Install: sudo apt-get install tea
|Sublime: Commercial GUI editor. Syntax highlighting, cross platform, plain text, C++ and Python language support |
Structured text refers to logically formatted and/or annotated text to represent a data schema or programmatic function.
Two common formats available today are HTML for web markup of text documents and XML for data representation.
My favorite: Kompozer
My favorite: OxygenXML
Favorite FOSS: KXML
|Linux Editors for Computer Language Programming:|
This most often refers to Integrated Development Environments (IDE) for programming.