DOS/Win3.X Text Editors

From: Sean 'Captain Napalm' Conner <>
Date: Fri Feb 4 12:02:22 2005

It was thus said that the Great Vintage Computer Festival once stated:
> On Thu, 3 Feb 2005, Tom Jennings wrote:
> > There's a vi (or vim) for windows, and I'm fairly certain there's one
> > for DOS. Not too bad. vi is a bit ugly, but it's small, very widely used
> > (available on every unix/linux machine, ever) and while obtuse, easy
> > enough to learn the basics.
> I've got a decent VI editor for DOS that I always installed with a bunch
> of other utilities (but that got used the most). If anyone wants it I'll
> send it. It's nice because it takes advantage of the PC cursor keys and
> works rather intuitively.

  Everybody seems to be mentioning a version of vi. How odd.

  My editor of choice under DOS (and Windows) is PE (I use v1.0). I've yet
to find a real bug (some limitations, yes, but bugs, nope). Customizable,
non-modal, able to edit multiple files. And only 40k executable. It's
quite the nice little editor (and I've used it extensively for writing

  -spc (Heck, PE v1.0 will work under MS-DOS 1x ... )
Received on Fri Feb 04 2005 - 12:02:22 GMT

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