Open source VMS EDT clone for Linux, Unix
Maintainer: Carl Kindman Homepage: http://edt-text-editor.sourceforge.net/ Family: DecFamily, LinuxEditorFamily, UnixEditorFamily Platform: Linux, Unix, Cygwin License: Open source
Uses the EDT keypad layout
The Edt editor is a simple text editor for rapid text manipulation. Common operations are accessed by single keys on the numeric key-pad (to the right of the character key-board). Styled after the DEC VMS EDt/EVE/TPU editors, Edt is simple to use. It maximizes flexibility from the fewest number of commands and key-operators. Like most modern editors, you normally operate in full-screen insert mode, while moving around, deleting/pasting, etc..
Edt contains four built-in buffers:
1. character buffer, 2. word buffer (delineated by white-space), 3. line buffer (delineated by <carriage-returns>), 4. paste buffer (arbitrary length).
Additionally, you may create and switch between an arbitrary number of separate -user-named- text buffers.
The editor maintains one level of back-up for any file edited so you can always revert to the previous version even in the unlikely event of a save error. The editor maintains continuous journaling for error recovery down to within a few keystrokes, in the event of a system failure during an editing session.
Provided as a source tarball