sEditon the command line (the 'E' is a capital letter).
picoon the command line.
xeditavailable to you. This is a very simple point and click editor, but it is functional. It is also mostly self explanatory by virtue of being too simple to need explanation. If you are curious, consult the man page for more details.
viis nearly universal in the unix world, which is one of its advantages. It is a powerful, command based editor, which runs in a terminal window. It's main disadvantage is that it is often unintuitive, and therefore difficult to learn.
An excellent (and brief) introduction to
emacs), under X (
xemacs), and under Next step (
/LocalApps). The X and Next versions have pulldown menus and point and click functionality. Also, on some machines, the default is version 18. To force version 19, use
To get started with emacs, try:
infofrom the command line, or Ctrl-H i within emacs.)
One last thing. Because of the multi-architecture environment,
hardcore emacs users will want to "fix" the backspace and arrow keys so that
they do the right thing on any system. Add the following lines
;;; key bindings (define-key isearch-mode-map [backspace] 'isearch-delete-char) (define-key isearch-mode-map "\C-h" 'isearch-delete-char) (global-set-key "\C-h" 'backward-delete-char-untabify) (global-set-key "\M-\C-h" 'backward-delete-char) (global-set-key "\M-[220z" 'backward-char) (global-set-key "\M-[222z" 'forward-char) (global-set-key "\M-[218z" 'previous-line) (global-set-key [backspace] 'backward-delete-char-untabify) (global-set-key [C-backspace] 'backward-delete-char-untabify) (global-set-key [S-backspace] 'backward-delete-char-untabify)
jotis a very simple point and click ASCII text editor. It's functionality is limited, but using it is a snap. Start it from the command line, or by clicking on its icon in the workspace.
Zipis also a point and click editor, but with substantially more capabilities than
Zipfrom the command line, and note the capitol Z.
Edit.appis the NeXT point and click ASCII editor. It is simple, but fairly limited. It lives in
WriteNow.appis actually a word processing program. It is in the mid-range of editing capability. Among its strengths are its ability to edit and convert Rich Text Format documents, and its easy wysiwyg formatting for memos, etc.
Created: Fri Sep 8 11:39:00 1995 --- Last modified: Jun 18 1996