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Wednesday November 09, 2005
10:53 AM

An Editor I Can Live With

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I've been running Ubuntu Linux solid for about a month now. I've also got FreeBSD servers about the house, and of course Windows XP was my game rig and where I did the bulk of my perl development. I figured it it worked on windows first, *nix would be easier than the other way around. But I digress...

I've always used Textpad in windows. It has what I like. Per-language highlighting and tab settings (spaces in perl, tabs in HTML, etc). Configurable encodings and line endings per language. UTF BOM support, per language.

When I first started using Ubuntu, there was the simple Text Editor in Gnome. It works, but line endings and tabs vs/ spaces get out of hand. Emacs and vi are out of the question. They make my ears bleed. Everything else I tried was either slow and too on-configurable.

Then along came SciTE. It's cross platform. It's configurable. It get's out of my way...And it doesn't make my ears bleed.

Now all I need to do is get my windows version and my *nix version to share the same properties files on my USB mem stick, and I'm golden.

Life is good.

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