Last Updated on: 10th December 2023, 12:38 pm

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Category: Office
Subcategory: Text Editors
Platform: Linux, Unix, Windows, OS/2, BeOS, OpenVMS, QNX
License: GNU GPL
Interface: CLI
Wikipedia: JED_(text_editor)
First release: unknown

JED – a text editor for Unix, VMS, MSDOS, OS/2, BeOS, QNX, and win9X/NT platforms. Although it is a powerful editor designed for use by programmers, its drop-down menu facility make it one of the friendliest text editors around. Hence it is ideal for composing simple email messages as well as editing complex programs in a variety of computer languages.

JED makes extensive use of the S-Lang library, which endows it with the powerful S-Lang scripting language.

– Color syntax highlighting on color terminals, e.g., Linux console or a remote color terminal via dialup (as well as Xjed).
– Folding support
– Drop-down menus on _ALL_ terminals/platforms.
– Emulation of Emacs, EDT, Wordstar, Borland, and Brief editors.
– Extensible in the C-like S-Lang language making the editor completely customizable.
– Capable of reading GNU info files from within JED’s info browser
– A variety of programming modes (with syntax highlighting) are available including C, C++, FORTRAN, TeX, HTML, SH, python, IDL, DCL, NROFF…
– Edit TeX files with AUC-TeX style editing (BiBTeX support too).
– Asynchronous subprocess support allowing one to compile from within the editor
– Built-in support for the GPM mouse driver on Linux console.
– Abbreviation mode and Dynamic abbreviation mode.
– 8 bit clean with mute/dead key support.
– Supported on most Unix, VMS, OS/2, MSDOS (386+), win9X/NT, QNX, and BeOS systems.
– Rectangular cut/paste; regular expressions; incremental searches; search replace across multiple files; multiple windows; multiple buffers; shell modes; directory editor (dired); mail; rmail; ispell; and much, much more.

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