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 Open source, cross platform text editor

 Author:   Albrecht Kleine 
 Homepage: http://sites.google.com/site/e3editor/
 Download: https://sites.google.com/site/texteditors/Home/files/e3-2.7.0.tar.gz
 Family:   TinyEditors EmacsFamily ViFamily WordStarFamily MsDosEditors
 Platform: Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, Win9x, QNX, Atheos, BeOS(TM), DOS and ELKS
 License:  GPL

Latest release: e3 2.8 05/27/10 - bug fixes in UTF-8 handling. Only Linux binaries included

(Download link is for e3 v2.7, which includes binaries for all platforms. 2.71 and 2.8 available on Albecht's do not.)

e3 (234k) is a full-featured text editor written by Albrecht Kleine, compiled with dietlibc and released with a GNU GPL. It is available in three versions:

First, e3 for x86 versions of Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, Win9x, QNX, Atheos, BeOS?(TM), DOS and ELKS (ELKS == Embeddable Linux Kernel Subset) written in NASM assembler.

Second, a version for ARM Risc CPUs.

Third, a C equivalent for all other platforms, for example on other RISC CPU like ALPHA.

For its command syntax, you can choose between the families of WordStar, Emacs, Pico, Nedit? or VI editors. Newer e3 versions have the UNDO feature built in. Some features like piping through /bin/sed (using stream editor as a sub process) are currently designed for Linux and *BSD only. This opens e3's door to the world of regular expressions. The 16-bit assembler versions of e3 and the C version are limited to WordStar keys only. You can also run the Win9x version under DOS with Japheth's HXRT.ZIP suite, which means you aren't limited to WordStar only.

See e3 Keybindings

Note: this e3 is not a clone of the IBM e editor, and bears no resemblance to it. It simply shares a name. The IBM editor is at E3 IBM.

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