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18 Responses

  1. Eddie OConnor says:

    While I use vim regularly, I’m also fond of NotepadQQ which is awesome as a text editor, and comes with all manner of extensions and add-ons! Great and informative article!!

    • Ravi Saive says:


      Never heard about NotepadQQ text editor, thanks for notifying. I will include NotepadQQ to the article.

  2. Leon says:

    Always use mcedit.

  3. Kantuck Nadie Nata-akon says:

    Just a tiny addition. EMACS is up to 25, so you need to update the command for Mint 17. I’d strongly recommend 25 since there’s a bug in 24 that has caused problems.

  4. Delapouite says:

    Nowadays neovim is solid choice. New contenders like kakoune also offer nice alternatives based on modal editing.

  5. Diego says:

    I also use pico, very usefull ;-)

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