looking for online text editor

Chess Griffin chess at chessgriffin.com
Tue Dec 4 13:10:20 PST 2007

* Bill Moran <wmoran at potentialtech.com> [2007-12-04 15:29:47]:

> In response to David Banning <david+dated+1197230954.4292a9 at skytracker.ca>:
> > > > mindterm-ssh. Is there some plain text editor program
> > > > out there that will allow me to simply login and edit my files in
> > > > plain text - (not a gui html editor) ?
> > > >
> > > 
> > > ...You can't just SSH into your box and use vim?
> > 
> > Let's say I'm in a library in some remote town. The only SSH I know 
> > that is web loadable is mindterm-ssh, but that runs on java. If java is
> > blocked on the local box then I'm SOL. No?
> Just use puTTY.  You can download it and run it without any installation.
> If you're that locked down that you can't do any of those things, I'd
> suggest you get a laptop or other way to manage this remotely.  What good
> is a text editor if you can't restart daemons or HUP them?  Nokia cell
> phones have an SSH client available.

Along these same lines, you can keep a copy of Portable Vim [1] and
Portable PuTTY [2] on a usb stick and run them from Windows.  They work
as-advertised and are pretty handy.

[1] http://portablegvim.sourceforge.net/
[2] http://portableapps.com/node/1134

Chess Griffin
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