on whatever OS I'm currently using.
By far the best text editing engine around...Edited at 2013-01-27 09:36 pm (UTC)
Usually nano if in a text window, fallback is vi because that's usually part of Busybox. If it's a GUI then most likely kate, although mousepad/leafpad are options if it's not there. If I'm using Windows then I use med.
Mostly notepad (because I word on a windows enviroment) but nano and pico in linux, simply because I learnt to use pine in the early 90s.
Notepad++, which is Scintilla-based.
Not that I use a pure text editor that often.
SubEthaEdit, which I suppose is closest to Notepad. But I'm not sure: I use it as though it were (except when I'm also using the nifty collaborative editing mode), but sometimes it does funny things when I use brackets and shortcut keys, and they well be based on something like Vi or Emacs. Dunno, never used them!
Sometimes I will use word - depend what I'm editing and whether its long lines or not.
This is a very complicated question.
If I am editing a text file that is *code*, I mostly use CodeRunner, which is a super-light IDE that's great for snippets (eg programming homework on MOOCs), except...
... that it doesn't have Lilypond syntax so I've been using Smultron for Lilypond, though I believe that the current build of Lilypond has restored the Mac IDE, so I might be using that next time...
... and I have just started the Stanford Coding Together iOS course, and that's Xcode of course.
For text files that are not code, there's two options:
If it's an actual file that I'm going to want to keep as a file, I mostly use TextEdit (which I suppose is 'Notepad or similar', except that it's a lot better which is why I use it). But most of my text writing is notes, and that all happens in Notational Velocity.
That might have been more detail than you wanted. Hrrm.
Or that awful yellow notebook thing if in IPad.
Vim on Unix servers, TextMate on the Mac.
I also use MacOS textedit
TextEdit. But if I was using a Windows machine, Notepad.
Vim on the command line, or TextEdit when I'm using the Mac GUI.
Smultron or BBEdit. Onnamac.
EMACS at work and Textpad when I'm using Windows.
Will use other editors from time to time, but I like to have decent regexp support.
Yeah, the regex support in Textpad is handy.
Something which used to be called Crimson Editor but apparently isn't any more.
2013-01-28 04:22 pm (UTC)
Typically gvim, at least on Windows.
XEmacs mostly, I live in it during werk hours; vi for quick edits or if I'm just lacking X (don't usually bother with Emacs in character mode): ES Note Editor on Android.