DavidS wrote: ↑
Fri Nov 16, 2018 1:59 pm
I am looking for something like !Zap is on RISC OS. That is a very simple syntax highlighting multi file text editor that has an absolute minimal of extras.
is similar to !Zap concerning the minimalistic approach. It can search and replace in all opened text files.
is more like Guttorm Vik's phantastic !StrongED, but additionally with regular expressions for searching & replacing, so having features from JEdit. Once you're used to these, you don't want to miss them. There's also a plugin to (regularly) search & replace recursively in text files on disc.
(Pluma is Gedit aka Gnome-Edit but with window borders, as with all the MATE programs.)
goes even further and is the power-tool editor. I think it's one of the most powerful text-editors I've ever seen. It has so many features – a bit too many for me, which is why I use Mousepad for simple programs and Pluma/Gedit for more complex ones. :-)
The mentioned Geany is an IDE, not just a text editor. And the mentioned Code-Blocks I don't know yet.
Btw, Mousepad and Pluma/Gedit use GTK, which is already there with Raspbian's LXDE.
Kate needs some KDE/QT libs so takes more SD space. But does disc-space matter these days.
All my mentioned text editors are in the apt repository.
In the end, I'd strongly advise you to test several of the available GUI text-editors in order to see which one really fits you best. Good luck!