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Notepad++ text editor

Postby jsvenancio » 01 Feb 2020 18:20

Good afternoon.

Is the Notepad ++ software not available in the repositories?

What text editor do you use to program?

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https://notepad-plus-plus.org/
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Re: Notepad++ text editor

Postby Arjen Balfoort » 01 Feb 2020 20:16

Notepad++ is a Windows application if I remember correctly.

Depends in what language you are coding.

I use Eric for my Python applications and Kate for the rest.


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Re: Notepad++ text editor

Postby jsvenancio » 02 Feb 2020 00:54

I've been seeing the editor "Kate" and it looks interesting.

But I also remembered "Geany".

I'm taking a Java programming course on the (Udemy) website, on the same website I'm going to take another Python course and from what I could see the text editor "Eric" will be useful for the Python course.


Arjen Balfoort wrote:
01 Feb 2020 20:16
Notepad++ is a Windows application if I remember correctly.

Depends in what language you are coding.

I use Eric for my Python applications and Kate for the rest.
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Re: Notepad++ text editor

Postby ilu » 03 Feb 2020 06:42

I used to use Geany but for my Udacity courses I changed to Netbeans since I had to do HTML/CSS/JS and needed the integrated webserver. Netbeans is meant primarily for Java developement and depending upon how much integration you need it might be for you too. Get it from the official site, it's still under heavy developement and the version in the repo is outdated. Setting it up is not very well documented but I can asure you that it works well in the end.

For python Geany is a good choice, you can get it from the repo.

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Re: Notepad++ text editor

Postby jsvenancio » 15 Feb 2020 12:00

Thanks.
I will see the Netbeans website, then I will leave the fedback here.
ilu wrote:
03 Feb 2020 06:42
I used to use Geany but for my Udacity courses I changed to Netbeans since I had to do HTML/CSS/JS and needed the integrated webserver. Netbeans is meant primarily for Java developement and depending upon how much integration you need it might be for you too. Get it from the official site, it's still under heavy developement and the version in the repo is outdated. Setting it up is not very well documented but I can asure you that it works well in the end.

For python Geany is a good choice, you can get it from the repo.
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Re: Notepad++ text editor

Postby UncleSam » 03 Mar 2020 15:23

I generally use ne (nice editor) in a Konsole for writing text, including programming. It has color-based syntactical formatting when writing code. When I'm writing plain text, I start it with $ne -no--syntax so that it skips the color-based formatting. Try it; you might like it. I use kate when I want to do word wrap because it wraps text faster than I could doing it one line at a time in ne.

One feature I like in ne that is not found in other editors is macro programming. This means you can program a sequence of keystrokes to take place when you press a certain function key. This makes indenting or un-indenting sections of code very easy.

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Re: Notepad++ text editor

Postby jsvenancio » 07 Mar 2020 15:18

Can you post a link where I can see more about this text editor?
UncleSam wrote:
03 Mar 2020 15:23
I generally use ne (nice editor) in a Konsole for writing text, including programming. It has color-based syntactical formatting when writing code. When I'm writing plain text, I start it with $ne -no--syntax so that it skips the color-based formatting. Try it; you might like it. I use kate when I want to do word wrap because it wraps text faster than I could doing it one line at a time in ne.

One feature I like in ne that is not found in other editors is macro programming. This means you can program a sequence of keystrokes to take place when you press a certain function key. This makes indenting or un-indenting sections of code very easy.
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Re: Notepad++ text editor

Postby UncleSam » 08 Mar 2020 00:37

http://ne.di.unimi.it/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ne_(text_editor)
There is also a half-page summary of ne at
https://www.linuxvoice.com/issues/006/foss6.pdf

In an discussion on an earlier version of documenting ne, Vigna discusses his rationale for designing ne the way he did under the section Motivations and Design"
http://www.emerson.emory.edu/services/e ... e/Top.html

I now have ne 3.1.2 in solydk buster.

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sam@solydk1:~$ apt-cache madison kicad
     kicad | 5.1.5+dfsg1-2~bpo10+1 | http://deb.debian.org/debian buster-backports/main amd64 Packages
     kicad | 5.0.2+dfsg1-1 | http://deb.debian.org/debian buster/main amd64 Packages
When searching the web, you need to search "nice editor" because ne is just too common a pattern in English. I suppose I could program ne to wrap lines one line at a time, but that is just too much work compared to kate.
And yes, you can have multiple files open at one time in ne, each in its own "window".
But only one "window" is visible at a given time.
In ne, paste buffer is <Shift><Ctrl> v, not <Ctrl> v.

Another issue: you can print a file from within kate, but not from within ne.

P.S. I am a big fan of X.


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