[xubuntu-users] Console editor with 'linebreak'

chris chevhq at gmail.com
Tue Nov 13 00:32:18 UTC 2012

On Mon, 2012-11-12 at 22:49 +0000, James Freer wrote:
> 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
> this.
> 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
> want.
> 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
> choice.
> So who's experimented and can advise on the many editors available.
> thanks
> james

I run Wordstar under dosbox with no problems except printing.

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