For quick editing of local bash/python scripts or configuration files there’s no editor that meets my taste better (I said local cause when dealing with remote files my all-time favorite is vim).
The one thing that I like more in Sublime than in Geany is its look: it’s very elegant, but in the end what I really missed in Geany was a dark editor theme.
I discovered this project on GitHub with several available themes, very easy to install (as in execute-install-script-with-no-options) but.. not that easy to choose from Geany’s interface!
[Update – Mar13] – unjordi posted a nice command line one-liner to get and install the geany-dark color schemes, here it is:
wget -qO- http://geany-dark-scheme.googlecode.com/files/geany_dark_filedefs_20100304_190847.tar.bz2 | tar jxv -C ~/.config/geany/filedefs/
After you’ve downloaded the color schemes and before editing the configuration file as described here below try to restart Geany and check if there’s an entry under
View/Editor>Color Schemes>; if it’s there you can choose among all installed color schemes from a nice list! 🙂
If you’re out of luck (no list for you) you must edit Geany’s configuration file
~/.config/geany/geany.conf and find the
color_scheme line. You must specify the whole file name of the color scheme you wish to use, without its path (it must be in the
~/.config/geany/colorschemes folder anyway).
So, to set your theme to tango-dark you shall have this line in your
Restart Geany and there you have your nice dark theme 🙂
[Update – Nov13] – a reader had troubles with the configuration file (always reverting to its original state, or not being read correctly by Geany), scroll down to November 5 2013 in the comments if you have the same issues!