Ehr...I prefer graphical editors like Notepad+ in KDE or Ultra-Edit 32 (the best IMHO) in M$ Windows.
Very simple, very basic, but it gets the job done. I prefer to edit files on a unix machine running Samba from a windows machine with Ultra-Edit. UE is great, initiutive interface, many features which are easy to kick when you don't need them.
Vi is too hard, awkward to use and Emacs is overkill.
If you disagree to the point of feeling an urge to strangle me, you can disregard this information :).
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