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Windows console applications. Text editors

Operating systems : Windows

FTE : JED : MinEd : Nano : MS-DOS Editor

Initially, all text editors did not have a graphical interface. And work with text almost from the outset was one of the main types of user activity on computer. With the invention and spread of low-level and especially high-level programming languages, text editor has become an important working tool of professionals. Then, other users had to use text editors for their daily tasks. So by the time the programs with GUI started to be wide spread, the concept of text editor was already well developed, there were mature, well-designed and implemented specimens of applications for text editing without graphical user interface. Why the text-based versions coexisted with GUI-based ones for very long and still graphical user interface programs have not replaced the console / text-based applications.

While the average user is not aware of their existence, he / she does not know the power of vim or emacs, often even MS-DOS Editor, built in all the 32-bit versions of Windows is unknown, none the less, console text editors continue to exist and be developed. As it is the case with the text web browsers, the main line of text-based text editors development is in Linux and other *nix systems world. But under Windows as well, there are several interesting applications.

FTE - / home page /

Console text editor. Version for Linux, some other *nix systems, DOS, Windows, OS/2.

Syntax highlighting support for: C, C++, Java, Perl, Sh, Pascal, SQL, Assembly, PHP, Python, REXX, Ada, Fortran, IDL, LinuxDoc, TeX, TeXInfo, HTML, etc. ASCII table. Various facilities for coding and errors handling. Copying words, characters or text blocks is in the same mode and by the same keyboard shortcuts (except Ctrl+A) as in major Windows text editors with graphical user interface - plus, there may be other variations.

FTE 0.49.13:

Open file

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FTE 0.49.13:

A submenu

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FTE 0.49.13:

Settings

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FTE 0.49.13:

Opened .php file

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FTE 0.49.13:

Opened .htm file

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FTE 0.49.13:

Opened C code

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JED - / home page /

Console text editor. Version for Linux, some other *nix systems, QNX, OS/2, BeOS, OpenVMS, DOS, Windows.

Syntax highlighting support for: C, C++, FORTRAN, TeX, HTML, SH, python, IDL, DCL, NROFF, etc. JED can emulate Emacs, EDT, Wordstar, Borland, Brief. C-like S-Lang language for extra settings possibilities and extensions. Search and replace across multiple files ( More ).

JED 0.99.18:

Open file

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JED 0.99.18:

A submenu

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JED 0.99.18:

Help submenu

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JED 0.99.18:

Opened .php file

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JED 0.99.18:

Opened .htm file

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JED 0.99.18:

Opened C code

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MinEd - / home page /

Console text editor. Version for Linux, Solaris, some other *nix systems, DOS, Windows.

Unicode support. Capability of editing files with mixed text encoding. Support for diacritical marks of scripts based on Latin, Cyrillic, Vietnamese. Support for left-to-right and right-to-left scripts. Support for CJK with auto detection of encodings. Word wrap with various nuances. In case of an external interrupt, panic handling saving of the text to a panic file if possible ( More ).

MinEd 2011.19.2:

Open file

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MinEd 2011.19.2:

A submenu

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MinEd 2011.19.2:

Settings

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MinEd 2011.19.2:

Opened .php file

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MinEd 2011.19.2:

Opened .htm file

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MinEd 2011.19.2:

Opened C code

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Nano - / home page /

Console text editor. Version for Linux, Solaris, some other *nix systems, Windows.

Version of the Pico text editor from the Pine e-mail client ( More ).

Nano 2.2.6:

Open file

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Nano 2.2.6:

Cursor position info

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Nano 2.2.6:

Help

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Nano 2.2.6:

Opened .php file

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Nano 2.2.6:

Opened .htm file

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Nano 2.2.6:

Opened C code

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MS-DOS Editor - / home page /

Console text editor. Version for DOS, Windows.

Text editor which appeared as far back as in DOS 5.0 and still remaining the built-in editor in all 32-bit Windows. Commonly called just edit and can be launched either by typing it into the Run command dialog on Windows or by typing edit into the command-line interface (cmd, Console). Windows version can edit files of up to 5 MB in size. Copying words, characters or text blocks is in the same mode and by the same keyboard shortcuts (except Ctrl+A) as in major Windows text editors with graphical user interface. Colors of the interface scheme are customizable.

MS-DOS Editor 2.0.026:

Open file

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MS-DOS Editor 2.0.026:

A submenu

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MS-DOS Editor 2.0.026:

Settings

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MS-DOS Editor 2.0.026:

Opened .php file

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MS-DOS Editor 2.0.026:

Opened .htm file

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MS-DOS Editor 2.0.026:

Opened C code

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Also, DOS text editors may be used. Such as SETEDIT, TDE, PEDIT, MultiEdit, EDITV and others.


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ELinks

 

Features : Configuration : Use : Screenshots : Download links ELinks is an effort to create an advanced text-based web browser. It started as a fork based on the code of Links browser. Aiming first to try and realize several features more or less weak / absent in Links. Hence "E" in "ELinks" - "Experimental" [Links]. The success of the effort made it to be understood as "Extended" or "Enhanced". There was a crossroad at the point when Links browser achieved certain level of completeness, surpassing in some areas then the most advanced text mode web browser, Lynx: to move forward into displaying graphics and further beyond pure text or to enhance text-based web surfing experience beyond boundaries reached first by Lynx and then Links browsers - but still keeping it in text mode. The first course resulted into a Links version capable of displaying graphic content of web pages - Links2. The second one is ELinks web browser. Lynx was and is a very mature software in its kind. Its authors conceived and realized a quite elaborate concept of web surfing in text mode with specific abstractions and conventions, which aided to overcome many restrictions and shortages of text-based surfing and created an experience, a world so definitely different from rapidly expanding graphical web. But with the time HTML and hardware moved forward, spread of scripting languages took place, the whole world of presenting, finding and consuming information advanced. New possibilities appeared. Many of them were realized in Links web browser, but then next shift in information visual presentation in web documents - from more of HTML to more of CSS - made new roads open; even still keeping it to be in text mode. And that is where ELinks tries to come: colors in enabled consoles, some CSS positioning and even beginning of JavaScript / ECMAScript support. Technical part of networking (like SSL support) and various text encodings support were pretty strong in Links browser already, but ELinks enhanced some features and made others to be more worked out. ELinks moved forward the concept of text mode web browser, making ELinks the most advanced example of it. Although Lynx still keeps positions pretty strongly. Its concept of text mode web surfing even if being simplifying, bringing different approach to information presentation and handling rather than trying to be resembling to graphical web browsers environment - works quite well. Web documents become more and more complicated in realization and (while having all the inevitable restrictions of text mode web browsing) to follow a different way of handling it is quite competitive to trying to be like mainstream, graphic full featured web browsers of desktop computers. It is like this dilemma for smaller screen mobile devices browsers: to try and imitate full sized display computers or to transform web document and make it corresponding to the characteristics of the environment. Text-based web browsers are used mostly on computers with more or less large displays, so there are less of dimensional restrictions and more temptations: Lynx - to stay restrained, ELinks - to extend it. Features Text-based web browser. Versions for Linux, other *nix systems, Windows, DOS, OS/2, BeOS and some others. HTML ( tables and frames including ). Meagre support for CSS and JavaScript ( More ). Support for 16, 88 or 256 colors palette in capable terminal emulators / consoles. Tabbed browsing, background download with queuing. Mouse support. Editing of text boxes / forms in web pages in external text editor. Shortcuts for URLs. Scripting in Perl, Lua, Guile, Ruby. Passing URI of a web page in ELinks or URI of a link in a web page in ELinks to external applications: from clipboard app (to copy URI and paste it some place else) to other web browser, etc. Control over how HTML of the surfed web pages is rendered: like display frames or not. Bookmarks. And More. HTTP and Proxy authentication. Persistent HTTP cookies. SSL. http, https, ftp, fsp, IPv4, IPv6 and experimentally BitTorrent, gopher, nntp protocols. Configuration Go to "ELinks.

Non-breaking space (   ) in :before and :after content

 

Non-breaking space ( &nbsp; ) in :before and :after pseudo-elements. Hex code ( \00a0 ) is used in the content property instead of the named character entity ( &nbsp; ). Example: ABC HTML / XHTML. Code: <div>ABC</div> CSS. Code: div:before {content:"\00a0";} div:after {content:"\00a0";} /* Extra CSS to make non-breaking spaces more obvious here: */ div:before {height: 1em; width: 1em; display: inline-block; background: #f00;} div:after {height: 1em; width: 1em; display: inline-block; background: #00f;} [ 1 ] As well as Netscape 6.01+, Mozilla 0.6+. [ 2 ] As well as Netscape 6.01+, Mozilla 0.6+.