As part of the contest that was conducted a while back, I got around 200 responses from the geeky readers who choose their favorite Linux text editor.
Based on this data, the top spot in the best Linux text editor goes to…
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.
Fig: Favorite Linux Text Editor Voting Results
1. Vim Editor
- 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
- Read our on-going Vi / Vim Tips and Tricks series for some awesome Vim Hacks
Vim 101 Hacks eBook contains 101 practical examples on various advanced Vim features that will make you fast and productive in the Vim editor.
2. gEdit Editor
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
- Read more about gEdit at Wikipedia
3. Nano Editor
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