What text editor do you recommend for coding?

Discussion in 'Linux Beginners' started by GrahamGreen, Feb 25, 2021.

  1. GrahamGreen

    GrahamGreen New Member

    Hi, Everyone!

    I just got started with Linux, and I was curious - do you have any recommendations for a good text editor to use for Linux coding? Is there a certain few that are easier to start with and others that are more comprehensive as I become more comfortable with Linux?

    Thank you for your time, and I hope that you have a great day!
  2. ahrasis

    ahrasis Well-Known Member HowtoForge Supporter

    I use nano inside linux cli. For windows desktop I am using Notepad++. I am not using linux desktop frequently but there is a software almost similar to Notepad++ that can be used.
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  3. florian030

    florian030 Well-Known Member HowtoForge Supporter

    vi ;)
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  4. Th0m

    Th0m ISPConfig Developer Staff Member ISPConfig Developer


    I use nano myself for editing simple files, Atom for coding, and Sublime Text on Windows for simple text editing.
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  5. Taleman

    Taleman Well-Known Member HowtoForge Supporter

    Emacs and Jed.
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  6. GrahamGreen

    GrahamGreen New Member

    Thank you for all of the recommendations - Crazy as this sounds, I think I'll try all of them and see what I like.

    Thank you again for your time!
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  7. ahrasis

    ahrasis Well-Known Member HowtoForge Supporter

    Trying them all is the best way to get to know them deeper and at the end choose what is most suitable for yourself, so good luck @GrahamGreen.

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