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Looking for a good Unix Editor

Peter Stockwell peter at sanger.otago.ac.nz
Tue Mar 22 15:30:50 EST 1994


Philippe-Alexandre Gilbert (pagilbert at cti.ulaval.ca) wrote:
> I'm looking for a good Unix text editor for Unix (better than vi !!!). It
> will be install on a sparc 1000 on Solaris 2.3 for a group of GCG users
> moving from Vax. They were using "edit" on Vax. Anything similar or better
> ?

> Thanks in advance.

> Philippe-Alexandre.

> -- 
> Philippe-Alexandre Gilbert             tel: (418)-656-2964
> Centre de Traitement de l'Information  e-mail: pagilbert at cti.ulaval.ca
> Departement de Biochimie
> Quebec, Canada

GNU Emacs is arguably one of the best editors ever and, at the present 
distribution cost, represents infinite value for money.  The sources for 
GNU Emacs are widely available from ftp sites and are designed to be
configurable for a variety of platforms.  You may even be able to pick up
the package from other local sites.

Emacs is very flexible in design, and while it comes with its own standard
keyboard command interface, there are many routines available (in the public
domain also) which will make emacs emulate virtually any other editor.

Peter A. Stockwell




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