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NEdit is an advanced multi-language programmers' text editor.





NEdit is a multi-purpose text editor for the X Window System, which combines a standard, easy to use, graphical user interface with the thorough functionality and stability required by users who edit text eight hours a day.

It provides intensive support for development in a wide variety of languages, text processors, and other tools, but at the same time can be used productively by just about anyone who needs to edit text. NEdit, which is entirely a volunteer effort, benefits from a strong developer and user community. As of version 5.1, NEdit may be freely distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License.

NEdit was originally developed on a Unix system and is available on all major Unix and Linux systems. But NEdit can also run on other platforms, if there is a working X Window environment available. For instance, NEdit runs on MacOS X, OS/2 and MS Windows.

NEdit is a standard GUI (Graphical User Interface) style text editor for programs and plain-text files. Users of Macintosh and MS Windows based text editors should find NEdit a familiar and comfortable environment. NEdit provides all of the standard menu, dialog, editing, and mouse support, as well as all of the standard shortcuts to which the users of modern GUI based environments are accustomed. For users of older style Unix editors, welcome to the world of mouse-based editing!

Here are some key features of "NEdit":

Efficient, proven command set

· Very complete functionality. NEdit is the primary editor for thousands of Unix and VMS programmers
· Thorough consistency with Motif, MS Windows, and Macintosh conventions
· Designed for intensive use: keystroke efficiency, fast response time, streamlined interaction
· Unlimited undo

100% GUI from the ground up

· True multi-window, fully graphical design
· Mouse-based editing
· Secondary/quick action selections
· Fully integrated rectangular selection
· Interactive WYSIWYG dragable selections
· Maximum compatibility with X, Motif, and inter-client protocols, for interaction with the widest possible range of X programs and systems

Easy to learn

· Just point and type
· Capabilities are clearly organized and presented in top-level menus
· Comprehensive on-line help
· No special knowledge of X Windows required, all important options are GUI-settable within the program

Features for programmers

· State of the art syntax highlighting with built-in patterns for C, C++, Java, Ada, FORTRAN, Pascal, Yacc, Perl, Python, Tcl, Csh, Awk, HTML, LaTeX, VHDL, Verilog, and more
· Auto-indent, programmable language-sensitive smart-indent
· Block indentation adjustment
· Parenthesis flashing and matching
· Find lines directly from compiler error output
· Tab emulation
· Unix ctags support
· Client/Server mode for integration with software development tools


· Learn / Replay
· Easy to use C-like macro language, safe and fully interruptable
· Includes a library of over 150 built-in editing functions

Easy installation

· Self contained single executable file
· Pre-built, tested executables available for Silicon Graphics, Sun (Solaris & SunOS), HP, Digital Unix, Ultrix, IBM AIX, Linux, and VMS systems
Last updated on April 2nd, 2005
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