written by: Ronda Bowen•edited by: Amy Carson•updated: 10/22/2010
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A Little Background Information
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jEdit has features that aid in better source code editing (like auto indent) and a powerful search and replace tool that supports both literal and regular expressions. It also supports multiple file search and replace and reverse search. jEdit is customizable to a great extent and things like syntax highlighting can be easily customized using XML files. jEdit support plug-ins and there are quite a number of plug-ins available that extends its functionality.
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Notepad++ is a source code editor that has been designed as a replacement for the Windows Notepad. It is lightweight and optimized for better performance. Main features of Notepad++ includes syntax highlighting, tabbed document view, plug-in support etc. Notepad++ supports over 50 languages.
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