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Text editor?

Brian Pianczk
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I am curious as to what is the most liked text editor to write code in, to compile at the cmd prompt?

I have tried notepad, but I don't like not being able to set tabs. I tried WordPad, but every time I save a .java file (in txt form) it erases any formatting I did to the file.
So when I go back to edit a file the formatting I used is gone.

Is there something I'am missing in these two programs, or is there another I could try?

Rob Spoor

Joined: Oct 27, 2005
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Notepad++ (free) or Ultraedit and TextPad (both non-free) are quite good programmer's editors.

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marc weber

Joined: Aug 31, 2004
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For Windows, Crimson Editor is decent. For Mac, TextWrangler rocks. (Both are free.)

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Brian Pianczk
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Any that "rock" for Windows?
Campbell Ritchie

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I like Notepad++ as Rob has already suggested, on Windows.
Sujai Kaarthik
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I use Edit plus and that too rocks

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