Windows Text Editors

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  1. SLED

    SLED build an idiot proof device and someone else will

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    Looking for a good replacement for notepad. Maybe something with code highlighting (php,sql,etc), understands UNIX text. Free prefered. Might not mind spending $20 for one that's REALLY good however.
     
  2. RaginBajin

    RaginBajin Have you punched a donkey today?

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    VIM is good. If you know vi, it works exactly the same, plus it doesn't take much to start up. I believe it's free too.
     
  3. kingtoad

    kingtoad OT Supporter

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    VIM for Windows? :wtf:

    Sled, I highly suggest you check out UltraEdit32. I've been using this product for development for years. It's a text editor and steroids. Check it out.

    http://www.ultraedit.com/

    (FYI, it's well worth the money.)
     
  4. Zourn

    Zourn 16-bit Ninja OT Supporter

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    EditPlus is pretty good.
     
  5. Joe_Cool

    Joe_Cool Never trust a woman or a government. Moderator

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    TextPad is the best I've ever used. It's extensible, compiles and runs java, and highlights code for all the common languages (and if you need one that's not there, you can define it yourself). And the search/replace function does Regexs. :bowdown:

    It's not free, but the trial is unlimited (you just get a popup every few times you open it).
     
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  6. Joe_Cool

    Joe_Cool Never trust a woman or a government. Moderator

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    And what's wrong with VIM for windows?
     
  7. RaginBajin

    RaginBajin Have you punched a donkey today?

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    Yeah, Even a mac version.

    http://www.vim.org/download.php
     
  8. CyberBullets

    CyberBullets I reach to the sky, and call out your name. If I c

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  9. kingtoad

    kingtoad OT Supporter

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    What would be the point in a Mac version if it already has VI?
     
  10. kingtoad

    kingtoad OT Supporter

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    You missed the point. :mamoru:

    I said that because I was unaware there was a version for Windows. If it works exactly like VI... I mean... might as well use an editor like UltraEdit or something. :)
     
  11. Corp

    Corp OT Supporter

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    textpad > *
     
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    We used that in school when I took some Java classes. Very good program.
     
  13. kingtoad

    kingtoad OT Supporter

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    I used TextPad for coding in the past and I must say that UltraEdit32 is by far a much more superior application. It just costs a little more. But, you get what you pay for.
     
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    spellspoil Smells like money...

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    SLED build an idiot proof device and someone else will

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    thanks for the replies. Think i might purchase UltraEdit32
     
  17. col_panic

    col_panic calm like a bomb Moderator

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    okay ima d/l textpad :coold:
     
  18. kingtoad

    kingtoad OT Supporter

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    You won't regret it. :cool:
     
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    kevlarface New Member

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    JCreator and EditPlus2 are pretty good.
     
  20. Penguin Man

    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    On the rare occaision that I've had to code in Windows, I've found EditPadPro (I used the free trial version, not sure if the paid version is any better :dunno: ) to be pretty decent.
     
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    thats where i got it from. i cant stand using an ide that has a bunch of crap i dont need/use.
     

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