The MS-DOS / PC-DOS text mode default text editor (aka edit.exe).
Author: Microsoft Corporation
Family: MsDosEditors and CuaFamily
Platform: MS-DOS and Windows
This text editor appeared sometime after MS-DOS version 3.3. Earlier versions of DOS only had EDLIN.
- The early versions were based on the QBASIC interpreter provided with MS-DOS, calling QBASIC with a parameter that invoked it in its text editor personality. (I believe edit.exe was actually a compiled batch file that did this.)
- Later versions (as of DOS 5.0, I think), were an actual editor not based on QBASIC.