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Re: Looking for txt editors, GUI - New to CYGWIN

On Fri, Mar 16, 2012 at 04:43:53PM +0100, Erwin Waterlander wrote:
>On 03/16/2012 06:53 AM, Earthprime wrote:
>> Hi everyone, and thanks for your time and assistance.  I'm relatively new to
>> UNIX and cygwin and have been mastering the system over the past few days.
>> I want to start using TXT editors and GUIs, though I can't figure out how to
>> launch them from cygwin, if they come with the install package.  Can anyone
>> give me the prompt commands to launch a GUI and Text Editor, or tell me
>> where to download the apps so I can add them to my BIN folder?
>If you want to use Cygwin to learn about Linux, then it is time to start 
>using an editor that is also available Linux.
>The to most popular editors are vim and emacs. You can install them via 
>setup.exe. The standard ones are text-mode versions.
>For vim there is a GUI version named 'gvim'. What I do is install the 
>normal Windows version of gvim. When you install gvim with the batch 
>scripts for command-line use, then you can run gvim from the Cygwin 
>console. You can download gvim from

We obviously have gvim in the distro:

Telling someone to use a pure windows version of a tool is just going to
confuse them.  Use Cygwin tools wherever possible when running in a
Cygwin environment.

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