Which Linux Editor should I use ?

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My large 'C' language code is in Linux Server.

Which Linux Editor should I use to edit and navigate my source code?

I need to use powerful editor that has powerful source code navigation.  For example, from function call, one keystroke will navigate to function definition.  From 'C' source file, one keystroke will open the include file.

There should be comprehensive information to  learn the editor from book or other sources.

From windows computer, I telnet to Linux Server.  

The folder structure that contains my source code is in my home directory.
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Scott SilvaNetwork Administrator

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I used to use Eclipse for an IDE... I think I remember it doing some of what you want...
Brandon LyonWeb Developer/Designer
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I'm not a C user but Visual Studio Code might have what you're looking for. Alternately I would try Atom.io with a package for editing C.

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I don't think Eclipse IDE, Visual Studio, and Atom.io are Linux Editors.  

They are Windows Editors ?
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Eclipse and Atom are available for Linux. I'm not a programmer, so have no idea what you really need, though the function-jump sounds useful

Google didn't find me a comparison chart, but it does list plenty of options, e.g.
http://www.linuxandubuntu.com/home/8-best-ides-or-code-editors-for-linux
Seth SimmonsSr. Systems Administrator
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take a look at these...

4 Best Modern Open Source Code Editors For Linux
https://itsfoss.com/best-modern-open-source-code-editors-for-linux/
It is not visual studio. It is https://code.visualstudio.com which runs on Linux.

I used IDEs so that I could use the debugger. I used kdevelop, Qt Creator, Eclipse/CDT, and Netbeans. These four all have extensive documentation. For Qt, you will want to pick the free license and get support from the Qt forums and extensive help files.

Here are 18 Best IDEs for C/C++ Programming or Source Code Editors on Linux.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.tecmint.com/best-linux-ide-editors-source-code-editors/amp/
Distinguished Expert 2017
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Enacts, vi/vim have color coding features for source, code presumably that is what you reference.
Though to benefit, the terminal you connect has to mimic an ANSI or it only would
In the absence of highlighting you want the indentation?



IDE require graphical operating mode, not available via telnet, using ssh with X11 tunnel forwarding, you could send graphical Windows back through the tunnel to your workstation's X-Windows server. Depending on your originating workstation is, the options to accept the above can ........
Your determination should be partially based on your connection speed through your Telnet.  If it's really slow, you should choose Vim/Vi, because that's much better for slower connections.  If it's fast enough, you could use emacs.  If you have a LAN connection, then you can think about using IDEs through X11.
Top Expert 2016
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visual studio 2017 can manage c++ sources and projects for linux at your windows platform.

see
https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/vcblog/2017/04/11/linux-development-with-c-in-visual-studio/

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Information for running Linux Editor from windows machine is useful.

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