~japanoise/e

tiny text editor
8a7f718a — japanoise 2 years ago
Use prefix for mandir
239b1194 — japanoise 2 years ago
Make e handle SIGWINCH
b7bfea02 — japanoise 2 years ago
Use magic variables to make makefile behave better

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`e' version 0.994
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`e' is minimalistic text editor
- inspired by Norton Editor for DOS
- insert/replace mode, block operations with highlighting, find and replace,
  goto line
- writed on C with ncurses, should compile anywhere
- tested with
   - FreeBSD 2.2.8-9.3
   - RedHat 6.2
   - SunOS 2.6-10
- file loaded entirely in memory, you limited only to what realloc(3) return

How minimal?
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Very minimal. It's smaller than Ed, uemacs, and Nano. I've included vim and
my own editor, Gomacs - which is a statically compiled Go program - for scale:

-rwxr-xr-x 1 root     root      19K Aug  3 14:25 /usr/local/bin/e
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root     root      51K Apr 26  2014 /bin/ed
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root     root     204K Feb 15  2017 /bin/nano
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root     root     525K Aug  3 14:31 /usr/bin/em
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root     root     2.4M Nov 24  2016 /usr/bin/vim.basic
-rwxr-xr-x 1 KonaKona KonaKona 4.9M Jun 23 19:04 /home/KonaKona/bin/gomacs

Controls
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charasters, Enter, Up, Down, Left, Right, Home, End, PgUp, PgDn, Del, Backspace
	standart behavior
ins	toggle insert mode
^X	exit
^S	save file as
^T	goto top of text
^O	goto bottom of text
^Y	delete current line
^Q	quote next charaster (put in text nonprintable symbol)
^A	go to line by number (or beginnig of selection if number not specified)
^F	find string (not regexp, usual string, exact case)
^R	replace one string by another
^N	repeat last operation of find or replace
^B	mark begin of block (you'll see if beginning mark before ending)
^E	mark end of block
^C	copy marked block to current position
^V	move marked block to current position
^D	delete marked block
^P	put (write) block in file
^G	get (load) block from file
^J	same as PgUp
^K	same as PgDn

Hints
~~~~~
- you can edit binary files because `e' don't format anything
- to reset block selection put ending mark before or at beginning mark (^B^E)
- you can convert Dos files (crlf) to Unix (lf) easily: while pressing
Ctrl print trqmmmnnnnnnnnn... :)
- and back to Dos: trqjmqmqjmnnn...
- by analogy be careful to Ctrl while printing something like 'tboed'
- there is no autosave or some kind of that, so backup your data in time 

Bugs
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- many operations on every getch: erase() and COLS*LINES addch(),
but i don't think its so bad (scrolling is optimised, so on telnet session
to 386 i feel the same speed like vi).
- bad documentation, which counts only this file in terrible english
without man page, i would be very thankful if someone can write it

Copyrights
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- as is, no warranties at all
- you can do with this sources whatever you want, except if you use
latest version of this program and found a bug, you must inform me about it

Credits
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Mtv Europe <mtve1927@gmail.com>
	initial release