[xubuntu-users] Console editor with 'linebreak'

James Freer jessejazza3.uk at gmail.com
Mon Nov 12 22:49:18 UTC 2012

Who know's the editors!

Is there an editor apart from Emacs and Vim that does 'softwrap' or
'linebreak' (as vim calls it). I want to use a console editor for
editing text words (as opposed to programmer's code). Despite hundreds
available it seems that emacs and vim are the only two that offer

My preference would be for wordstar bindings (yes i'm that old!) Joe
does all i want other than coping with long lines. Point is i want to
save in long line form but view and edit in wrapped form - just like
one does in gedit or leafpad. Using nano/pico ^W^J justifies the
entire file and saves it in that form... like Joe - which isn't what i

I don't really want to have to learn either vim or emacs as they are
too complex for my more basic uses but it seems i don't have much

So who's experimented and can advise on the many editors available.


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