A Text Editor for Kubuntu SOLVED

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Hey guys-:)

I'm on a hunt for a good text editor with a really nice GUI.
Something that will play nice with Kubuntu 20.04 KDE:-

I installed Visual Studio and playing around with it. So far it's ok.
Screenshot from 2021-10-14 20-20-03.png


After looking at Atom and seeing that it's more for dev's I don't want it.

I also had a look at Sublime. That's cool but also not what I'm looking for.

Are pretty much all text editors a command-line api in terminal mode?

***Please make reccommedation's on other text editors so I can find them online or in the repo's.***
 
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What are you looking for in a text editor? There are many, many out there, each offering pretty much the same features with some differences. I use Kate, which is part of the KDE apps' stack, so installing won't pull in many things since must dependencies should be already installed. https://kate-editor.org/ Just launch konsole and run
Code:
sudo apt install kate
and that's it. Kate has some handy features I really like, and I'm pretty sure you'll like them too https://kate-editor.org/about-kate/. I even have it installed in Windows lol
Now, if you're looking for something simpler, Kwrite is a good choice too https://apps.kde.org/kwrite/ it's basically Kate without all the add-ons and extra features.
Code:
sudo apt install kwrite
Also, have a look here https://www.slant.co/topics/10214/~linux-text-editors, Kate is in the top 5 on that list :)
 

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You might consider notepad ++. I like it as I am able to open large files such as a log file without hanging things up. Its my go to...
 

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+1 for Kate works well on my MX-KDE Distro.
 
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What are you looking for in a text editor? There are many, many out there, each offering pretty much the same features with some differences. I use Kate, which is part of the KDE apps' stack, so installing won't pull in many things since must dependencies should be already installed. https://kate-editor.org/ Just launch konsole and run
Code:
sudo apt install kate
and that's it. Kate has some handy features I really like, and I'm pretty sure you'll like them too https://kate-editor.org/about-kate/. I even have it installed in Windows lol
Now, if you're looking for something simpler, Kwrite is a good choice too https://apps.kde.org/kwrite/ it's basically Kate without all the add-ons and extra features.
Code:
sudo apt install kwrite
Also, have a look here https://www.slant.co/topics/10214/~linux-text-editors, Kate is in the top 5 on that list :)
I'll install Kate later on today and give it a spin.
Thanks!
 

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A nice light one is Featherpad. There's also Mousepad.

Hmm... I wrote:


Also with regards to Sublime:


But, if you just want a nice, light text editor, the first two I mentioned work well enough for me.
 
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Kate runs great and has everything I need.

Thanks guys!
 

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I'll install Kate later on today and give it a spin.

A bit late to the party, but just for the benefit of Alex and others, a couple of tips :)

  1. Kate is an integral part of the KDE DE, including Kubuntu, and was already installed.
  2. In Synaptic Package Manager, you can use the quick filter search field with eg "text editor" (lose the quotes) and get a list of both what is installed and what is available from the repos. My screenshot below illustrates, with Pluma (MATE DE) highlighted as available, but below that you will see Kate already there. If you need help with icons on status of a package, use Help in the Menu - Help - Icon Legend.
  3. Highlight and click an entry in the upper pane to get a description in the lower pane.
kDBbfvG.png


Most of the suggested editors above are listed there, exceptions are scintilla and sublime, although there are support packages there for them.

Notepad++ is covered with Notepadqq

Cheers

Wiz, and happy "Kate-ing", Alex :)
 
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A bit late to the party, but just for the benefit of Alex and others, a couple of tips :)

  1. Kate is an integral part of the KDE DE, including Kubuntu, and was already installed.
  2. In Synaptic Package Manager, you can use the quick filter search field with eg "text editor" (lose the quotes) and get a list of both what is installed and what is available from the repos. My screenshot below illustrates, with Pluma (MATE DE) highlighted as available, but below that you will see Kate already there. If you need help with icons on status of a package, use Help in the Menu - Help - Icon Legend.
  3. Highlight and click an entry in the upper pane to get a description in the lower pane.
kDBbfvG.png


Most of the suggested editors above are listed there, exceptions are scintilla and sublime, although there are support packages there for them.

Notepad++ is covered with Notepadqq

Cheers

Wiz, and happy "Kate-ing", Alex :)
Thanks!

Enjoy the rest of the weekend--
 

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@Alexzee Kate is a part of KDE- thats true but I don't have KDE as a Desktop, I have Cinnamon, but that didn't stop me getting kate . So you can still get kate . Actually there are not that many deps:
[[email protected]:~]$ sudo pacman -Qi kate (10-17 15:13)
Name : kate
Version : 21.08.2-1
Description : Advanced Text Editor
Architecture : x86_64
URL : https://apps.kde.org/kate/
Licenses : GPL LGPL FDL
Groups : kde-applications kde-utilities
Provides : None
Depends On : knewstuff ktexteditor kactivities kuserfeedback
hicolor-icon-theme
Optional Deps : konsole: open a terminal in Kate
clang: C and C++ LSP support [installed]
python-language-server: Python LSP support
texlab: LaTeX LSP support
rust: Rust LSP support
git: git-blame plugin [installed]
Required By : None
Optional For : None
Conflicts With : None
Replaces : None
Installed Size : 24.36 MiB
Packager : Antonio Rojas <[email protected]>
Build Date : Tue 05 Oct 2021 09:16:08 BST
Install Date : Thu 07 Oct 2021 17:04:12 BST
Install Reason : Explicitly installed
Install Script : No
Validated By : Signature


Also anyone else using kate to play with regex ?
 

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Kate is an integral part of the KDE DE, including Kubuntu, and was already installed
Actually, kate isn't part of the kde-baseapps pkg, but kwrite is, so you can install KDE Plasma in many, probably most distros, and kate won't be pulled in, unless you chose to, or if you install Plasma as a whole group in some distros like openSUSE or Fedora.
Code:
Package: kde-baseapps
Source: meta-kde (5:111)
Version: 4:20.12.0+5.111
Installed-Size: 22
Maintainer: Debian Qt/KDE Maintainers <[email protected]>
Architecture: amd64
Depends: dolphin (>= 4:20.12.0), kdialog (>= 4:20.12.0), keditbookmarks (>= 20.12.0), kfind (>= 4:20.12.0), konqueror (>= 4:20.12.0), konsole (>= 4:20.12.0), kwrite (>= 4:20.12.0)
Description-en: base applications from the official KDE release (metapackage)
KDE is produced by an international technology team that creates free and open
source software for desktop and portable computing. Among KDE's products are a
modern desktop system for Linux and UNIX platforms, comprehensive office
productivity and groupware suites and hundreds of software titles in many
categories including Internet and web applications, multimedia, entertainment,
educational, graphics and software development.
.
This package provides core applications for the desktop.
Description-md5: 77088f0da9466f1f5b26057c5e994301
Homepage: https://www.kde.org
Section: metapackages
Priority: optional
Filename: pool/main/m/meta-kde/kde-baseapps_20.12.0+5.111_amd64.deb
Size: 16148
MD5sum: 7059fff0b3722f324c30c920b4c0a8ee
SHA256: ef337d4e67988dcf0cc6e32dc844ceeb910fddcbdf9f10d2ea4acc26769a8391
 
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