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This page provides short descriptions and links to a small selection of reliable text editors.
Vim, a clone of Vi - to be more precise, Vim is a superset of Vi - is a reliable and powerful text editor which is available for various platforms. The nove should take the time and learn the basic 20 Vi commands. As an alternative, it may be helpful to use the graphical version of Vim (gvim) in easy mode to make it behave as a normal "click and paste" text editor.
A fork of Vim: Neovim (web page) is also available for different platforms including Linux and Windows.
The homepage of GNU Emacs. Documentation: manual (html, pdf).
The homepage of Geany, a text editor available for Linux, macOS and Windows, manual (html).
The homepage of the GNU nano text editor, a terminal based application for Linux systems. Documentation: manual (html), list of keystrokes (html), the .nanorc (nano configuration) man page (html).
The homepage of the SciTE text editor, download page, SciTE manual.
The homepage of the VSCodium text editor, a modern application for various systems including Windows and Linux. Access to releases for download, extensions for VSCode and VSCodium on VS code marketplace.
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