Many text editors are available on LC UNIX and Linux systems as well as desktop workstations. Most editors have a man page. Type man editor_name for usage information.
The following editors are available on most UNIX and/or Linux systems.
- sed—a stream editor for batch processing of files.
- vi—a visual editor; full screen; uses ed/ex line-mode commands for global file editing.
- ex—an extended line editor.
- vim/gvim—Vi IMproved, a text editor that is upward compatible to vi.
- emacs—GNU project Emacs editor.
- xemacs—a highly customizable text editor (Emacs: the next generation).
- nedit—an X-windows text editor.
- kwrite—editor bundled with the KDE (Linux) desktop environment.
- atom—a text editor that's modern, approachable, yet hackable to the core.
For GUI-based editors you may want to consider using VNC, particularly when remotely logging in on a connection with low bandwidth. More on VNC at LLNL can be found on LC's VNC page.