Joe's editor, anyone?

Jim Smith jim at oz.net
Tue Apr 1 03:17:27 BST 2008


Karl Larsen wrote:
> Jim Smith wrote:
>   
>> Carl Spitzer wrote:
>>   
>>     
>>> If you have WordSTAR for DOS it runs under dosemu.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> On Sat, 2008-02-23 at 08:21 -0600, Didier Juges wrote:
>>>   
>>>     
>>>       
>>>> Hi,
>>>>  
>>>> Newby again :-)
>>>>  
>>>> I hope I won't offend anyone (probably too late) but I never got used
>>>> to vi and without joe's editor, I am lost. I am sure I can install the
>>>> sources and recompile, but if there was a ready-to-use installation of
>>>> joe's editor, or any other "Wordstar-like" editor for Ubuntu
>>>> (preferably one that works well through ssh, I use TeraTermPro to get
>>>> to the Linux box from the Windowsu*ks desktop) , that would be great.
>>>>  
>>>> Thanks
>>>>  
>>>> Didier
>>>>  
>>>>
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>> sudo apt-get install joe
>>
>> Worked for me.
>>
>> Jim
>>
>>   
>>     
>     It appears that the joe packages have been moved to a special 
> depository and you need to get that in your system. I am a joe user too 
> and it is a wonderful editor.
>
>     I learned you can use gedit from the command line. It is an easy 
> editor and if you start it with sudo gedit filename it will edit root files.
>
> Karl
>
>
>   
For fun I just got a copy of the old favorite from the days of dial-up
BBS's for DOS, Qedit.
Opened and ran fine in Dosemu.

Jim




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