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While Vim and Emacs are the heavyweights, they're not the only game in text editor town. Learn tips for making the most of those text editing applications, as well as some of the other options worth considering.

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If you're already familiar with GNU Emacs, you should feel right at home in Freemacs.
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Edlin is a joy to use when I want to edit text the "old school" way.
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FreeDOS provides a user-friendly text editor called FreeDOS Edit.
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Learning groff, an old-school text processor, is like learning to ride a bicycle.
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Looking for a new text editor? Here are 31 options to consider.
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Note-taking is important, and plain text is an easy, neutral way to do it. Here are three tools you can spice up your notes without losing the ease and portability of plain text.
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The FED editor lets me code my FreeDOS projects easily and efficiently. Learn to make the most of this flexible Linux, Windows, and DOS editor.
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Sometimes, no one can make your dream tool but you. Here's how to start building your own text editor.