Off the bat, I'm not looking for an IDE (for anyone who is I recommend Code::Blocks).
What I'm looking for is a text editor that is friendly to code, you know..syntax hilighting, regex, maybe code folding, scripting (yay perl!), command line piping etc etc. Notepad++ for Windows and Linux if you will (I so don't care about Mac compatibility). ATM it looks like gvim is the winner (if anyone mentions emacs, your shoes will spontaneously catch fire), but I wanted to check things out before I commit myself. All suggestions are appreciated guys, and IDE comments are welcome, though that's not what I am after.