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Old 06-02-2008, 12:04 PM   #1
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"joe" command line text editor

joe is a lightweight, simple, easy-to-use, favorite-of-mine text editor. It's also the very first program I've compiled for the iLiad, so please be patient.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe's_Own_Editor

I don't recommend using it from within mrxvt since it relies on Ctrl keys. However, if you're like me and always ssh into your iLiad to edit files, but you have an aversion to vi, then this is for you.

Included is a .tar.gz containing nothing but the "joe" binary executable, weighing in at 380kb. I recommend moving it to /usr/bin or /usr/local/bin.

I wanted to do nano and lynx too, but I was foiled by ncurses, and I'm too busy to figure out any library-related stuff. (I got really lucky with joe since it compiled immediately.)
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Old 06-02-2008, 01:39 PM   #2
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i know this is a serious post, and please don't misunderstand me to be disparaging it (on the contrary, i assure you), but to a non-dev like myself it reads like tech jabberwocky. i kind of want to add some engravings of a large grinning cat, and turn it into an e-book.
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Haha, sorry to sound overly esoteric, especially since this is an effort to make the command shell less esoteric. In simple language:

This is a text-editor for developers who loathe the standard editor that comes with the command shell.

It helps me feel more at home while I romp about in the Linux.

If you've ever seen a hardcore programmer use their text editor (usually vi or emacs) they can do some insane stuff.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Editor_war

Turns out that vi comes with the iLiad OS. But if some poor n00b (like me) happens to enter vi, I get stuck, unable to quit, until I google it and learn that to exit, you must type the three keys:
: q <Enter>

Who would have thought???
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