Geany text editor - a sort of genie

Discussion in 'all things UNIX' started by Mrkvonic, Jul 7, 2019.

  1. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Great software is hard to find, especially in 2019. Which makes me doubly happy when I do come across nice applications. Behold a review of Geany, a free, cross-platform text editor with many useful features, including tabs, syntax highlighting, tag completion, macros, scripting, templates, plugins, embedded terminal, build and compilation tools, other options, and more. Groovy, babe.

    https://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/geany-text-editor.html


    Cheers,
    Mrk
     
  2. fblais

    fblais Registered Member

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    Thanks for the discovery!
     
  3. mirimir

    mirimir Registered Member

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    Yeah, love Geany. It's lots more than a text editor, but not a heavy duty programming toolkit.
     
  4. NGRhodes

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    I love Geany - its my goto code editor.
    It focuses on writting code better and faster (code completion, symbol browser, code folding, code navigation (eg goto definition) and tree browser) and does it in a transparent manner, reusing existing standard(ish) tools where possible. And because of its modular approach its a joy to use alongside command line, so I use GIT/SVN from the command line from a seperate terminal.

    Objectively it does little that you can't do in other editors such as VIM or Kate, but subjectively I like the way all the features hang together from a programmer/developer focus out of the box.

    The only minor negative is that split-screen is clunky (kate handles split screen far neater IMHO).
     
  5. vasa1

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    For those of us who don't use formal version control, a geany plugin can save time-stamped backups. Kate doesn't offer that.
     
  6. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Nick, did you find how to do spread tabs over multiple rows - like Notepad++ does?
    Vasa, that's a good one, thanks!
    Mrk
     
  7. vasa1

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    I set Super+Alt_L to split a window vertically and Super+Alt_R to unsplit. That's not too inconvenient.
     
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