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I'm looking for a lightweight text editor to go with my Arch installation, something like Notepad++ in windows and has no or very few dependencies. I already have Geany but while it's nice, it's a little too programmer-y with all its programming aids... I'm looking for a little more "normal" plaintext editor, though things like syntax highlighting and other code formatting things would be nice.
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What's wrong with gedit?
    
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Notepad++ has no dependencies? lachen.gif

Notepad++ requires the .NET Framework. Thats just about the biggest dependency you can get.

Also gedit is amazing. It has a python plugin.
    
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Another vote for gedit.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by XaNe;11758259 
emacs

Not a fan of the editor of the beast?
    
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Originally Posted by nathris;11757595 
Notepad++ has no dependencies? lachen.gif
What?

I'm not sure if it's how I said (well, wrote) it, but I didn't mean to say that it has no dependencies, I mean that I want something with functionality similar to Notepad++ an in addition to this has very few or no dependencies.

I figured that gedit would pull a whole lot of Gnome dependencies. I guess I was wrong. It wants to install 4 packages total (30MB installed), that should be alright.

EDIT: Also, isn't emacs a console program? I'm a vi(m) supporter, though, so I probably won't partake in such blasphemy.
Edited by bomfunk - 12/23/10 at 10:05pm
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Nope emac's is a gui program. However it isn't small hovering around 30mb uncomplied but it has no dependencies.
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gedit pulls in ten deps on my box for a total of 65.46MB. Goes to show you how lightweight I am running. That said, take a look at Beaver, or medit-devel (back to autoconf = no cmake and gcc-objc deps). Available in AUR, medit-devel is my primary text editor and can consume less than 3052K on disk with a custom PKGBUILD.
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post #10 of 18
leafpad, its sole dependency is gtk2. You won't find any syntax highlighting features or anything in it, though.
You might be looking for a graphical text editor, but I can tell that deep inside you want nano with syntax highlighting, which is easily possible.
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