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Re: Suitable text editor [NOT word processor] or workaround?

On Thu, Mar 16, 2017 at 09:54:42AM -0400, Gene Heskett wrote:
> gedit has caused me to have to start over again, 3 times, on a 600+ line 
> configuration file for machine control on several occasions. As the file 
> it trashed was 6 months worth of adding new features to that machines 
> control, that was not appreciated. 1st time is a wtf?, 2nd time sends me 
> a message, 3rd time I shut it down w/o the save and never ran it again.

Whilst this is very frustrating, one other thing it tells me is you need
to set up a backup system (although you are quite right to abandon gedit
based on your experiences)

> gedit is like asking if freshly poured concrete will crack.  Wrong 
> question because it will, the right question is "when", its just a 
> matter of time. Life is too short for putting up with that.

I like this comparison :)

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