Windows console applications. Text editors
Operating systems : Windows
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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.
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.
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 ).
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 ).
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 ).
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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.
Also, DOS text editors may be used. Such as SETEDIT, TDE, PEDIT, MultiEdit, EDITV and others.
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Jump to: ELinks - Text-based or console web browser. Description: features, screenshots, download links. ELinks. Use - How to use ELinks. What ELinks can and what can not, i.e. what may be configured depends on several things. The most common are capability of the console it is run on and support of what was chosen during the compilation process of an ELinks browser source code. Under certain operating systems (Windows for instance) it is easier and more reliable to omit some possible features. The configuration of ELinks 0.12pre2 from Package Database of Zenwalk Linux (originally based on Slackware, still keeping compatibility with its binary packages) is discussed here. It is quite representative in its qualities among other Linux ELinks browser versions for desktop PC computers. User interface of Windows ELinks and that of Linux / some other *nix systems ELinks of comparable versions are the same. If an ELinks package has been compiled without some feature or the console is not capable of something then it just will not be possible to choose the feature in the configuration process; or possible, but it will not work. For example, if this ELinks is compiled without support of 256 colors or your console is not capable of displaying them, then it just will only be possible to choose 16 or "No colors (mono)" in the menu. And the ELinks will work as much well in the rest. The whole configuration of ELinks may be done through the menu of the browser - there is no need to edit config files. Even if some fine-tuning may require editing of elinks.conf or even source code files - but that is not the issue for average use. The menu of ELinks is hidden when it is displaying a web page: To access the menu, press Esc on the keyboard: Configuration options are in "Setup" group: 1 ) "Language" - set a language of ELinks user interface. It is possible to set it to the system language or to several others. System and terminal emulator / console have to be prepared for this change - corresponding localization / internationalization files installed and configured. Choose a language (English in this example): To keep it, press Esc again, then Setup, then Save options, then confirm by clicking OK.