UltraEdit on Linux and Mac…


When I was a Windows user, one tool I felt I couldn’t live without was UltraEdit. It’s awesome.

A few months ago I checked the UltraEdit website and saw a Linux version of the editor was available. Unfortunately, it only had a subset of the functionality found in the Windows version. I checked again yesterday, and the Linux version is still lagging behind, but it’s a bit better than it was. I wrote to the company (IDM Computer Solutions) to ask when/if some of the functionality I require would be coming and it looks like the next release (start of next year) will include everything I need for my day-to-day use. What’s more, towards the end of this year there should be a Mac version available. Joy!

There are of course alternatives out there, but I really like Ultraedit and I’m happy to pay for a lifetime updates license on each platform (I already have a Windows one) if I have to. I’m keeping my fingers crossed for a nice Christmas present from IDM Computer Solutions. 🙂



Author: Tim...

DBA, Developer, Author, Trainer.

6 thoughts on “UltraEdit on Linux and Mac…”

  1. Ultraedit’s a great product. Should be a standard install on developers’ desktops. I’ve been using Notepad++ recently but would switch back in a second.

  2. Yep, I just upgraded and sent in a 2 year renewal for UE & UC plus the mobile editions for client machines. Back in the evil Mainframe days I used to upload files to it to edit with ROSCOE. So it’s not a big deal to edit complicated files on Unix by FTP’ing them down and editing them. My favorite part is that it creates a backup.

    While I normally version changes, it’s nice that it does that if I forget.

  3. Cool, I’ll try this one..ever since I’ve switched to Ubuntu/Fedora (currently I’m in Fedora12).. I’ve been using Kate because of the “Block Mode Selection” that was really useful feature when I was on Windows (and using UltraEdit)..

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