jed – cross-platform text editor

Jed is a small, fast (faster startup than bash) and powerful text editor.

This package is completely customizable with prepared emulation modes for Emacs, CUA (similar to KDE/Gnome/OpenOffice), Borland-IDE, Brief, and EDT. It is extensible in the S-Lang scripting language (with a syntax resembling C).

Tools included are a directory editor (dired), info (browse GNU info files), mail, rmail, ispell,shell mode, and more.

It has special modes (syntax highlight, indention, compile, …) for a wide range of programming languages including Basic, C, C++, DCL, FORTRAN, IDL, Java, NROFF, Pascal, Perl, PHP, PostScript, Python, SH, as well as modes for markup languages including HTML and (La)TeX (with AUC-TeX style editing and BibTeX).

Features include:

  • Color syntax highlighting on color terminals.
  • Folding support.
  • Drop-down menus.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Rectangular cut/paste.
  • Regular expressions.
  • Incremental searches.
  • Search replace across multiple files.
  • Multiple windows.
  • Multiple buffers.
  • Shell modes.
  • Directory editor (dired).

Support: Documentation
Developer: John E. Davis
License: GNU GPL

jed is written in C. Learn C with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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