Emacs vs gedit: What are the differences?
What is Emacs? The extensible self-documenting text editor. GNU Emacs is an extensible, customizable text editor—and more. At its core is an interpreter for Emacs Lisp, a dialect of the Lisp programming language with extensions to support text editing.
What is gedit? Text editor for the GNOME desktop environment, Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows. gedit is the GNOME text editor. While aiming at simplicity and ease of use, gedit is a powerful general purpose text editor.
Emacs and gedit can be primarily classified as "Text Editor" tools.
Some of the features offered by Emacs are:
- Content-sensitive editing modes, including syntax coloring, for a variety of file types including plain text, source code, and HTML.
- Complete built-in documentation, including a tutorial for new users.
- Full Unicode support for nearly all human languages and their scripts.
On the other hand, gedit provides the following key features:
- Full support for internationalized text (UTF-8)
- Configurable syntax highlighting for various languages (C, C++, Java, HTML, XML, Python, Perl and many others)
"Vast array of extensions" is the primary reason why developers consider Emacs over the competitors, whereas "Fast" was stated as the key factor in picking gedit.
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Emacs is my text editor/frontend to git/ blog editor/ filesystem explorer/ tool for editing remote files.
I'm using it to load the fresh installed config file, so the user can edit this directly and easily.