text editors

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TheGun icon

http://www.movsd.com/thegun.htm

A notepad.exe replacement in 6,144 bytes.

Particularly notable because its configuration is done through an external program which directly modifies the THEGUN.EXE binary.

I tossed this in with my portable applications. It's tiny, and I figure it's one of those "just in case" sort of applications.

  • 2016-03-21 - Tested 3.0f on Windows 10.

    • Yes, this version was made in 2004.
Midnight Commander tiny logo
Midnight Commander desktop icon

(on Wikipedia)
Chocolatey: mc
http://www.midnight-commander.org/

A commandline file manager.

Particularly easy to use and featureful. I consider this an essential tool, but usually forget it exists.



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Geany logo

(on Wikipedia)
Chocolatey: geany
http://www.geany.org/

Geany is a GTK2 (GUI) text editor which is light and featureful. Here is a sampling of features from their about page:

  • Syntax highlighting
  • Code folding
  • Symbol name auto-completion
  • Construct completion/snippets
  • Auto-closing of XML and HTML tags
  • Call tips

This is a editor that does such magical things as use control up/down to skip paragraphs. I love it for in-page bookmarking, code folding, search-replace, escaped-replaces and regular expressions for selections, documents and groups of documents.

  • The package geany-plugins is important..