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Geany Comments

The Notepad++ for GNU/Linux distros

Positive Comment by BjornR
about Geany and Notepad++ Mar 2012

Having used Windows operating systems for twelve years, the switch to a GNU/Linux one made me having to miss some known applications. Notepad++ is one of them.

Geany behaves the same way and if i didn't know any better i'd say it's an extended Notepad++.
It's worth checking out the extra's such as the extended snippets file at http://www.geany.org/Download/Extras

I love this application!

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Best editor on linux for programmers, no matter what langua ...

Comment by freinn
about Geany Jun 2011

Best editor on linux for programmers, no matter what languague you use!!!

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Very nice lightweight, fast, code editor. Used it for year ...

Comment by MediaDoneRight
about Geany Jun 2011

Very nice lightweight, fast, code editor. Used it for years.

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Just an observation: Geany's text editing component is Scin ...

Comment by LucasVieites
about Geany Jun 2011

Just an observation: Geany's text editing component is Scintilla, which is also the component for SCite.

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I wanted to write in python and on Ubuntu there is not real ...

Comment by Aaron
about Geany Jun 2011

I wanted to write in python and on Ubuntu there is not really any program to specifically edit python code. but this program allows me to edit the python code with all the line numbering and such that I want in a code language editor.

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