[xubuntu-users] Console editor with 'linebreak'

Radomir Dopieralski radomir.dopieralski at gmail.com
Tue Nov 13 06:23:50 UTC 2012


On Nov 12, 2012 11:49 PM, "James Freer" <jessejazza3.uk at gmail.com> 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.

If you don't want to learn vim, but still want to use its powers, try cream
-- it's vim with dumbed down key bindings.
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