looking for online text editor

Jerry McAllister jerrymc at msu.edu
Tue Dec 4 14:30:05 PST 2007

On Tue, Dec 04, 2007 at 03:14:05PM -0500, David Banning wrote:

> >      running the java filemanager - same goes for attempting to run
> >      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) ?
> > 
> >    I use putty to ssh to remote servers and use vi to edit files once
> >    logged in to the server.
> But putty has be installed on the machine you are working on, right?
> I need to have access on, say a library computer, where no local software
> can be installed. 

It is only a file that can be downloaded and put on the desktop
and run from there.   I have done so in I-cafes, libraries and community
centers with public computers, hotel lobbies, churches in many countries.   
Some place might block it, I suppose, but I haven't run in to any.

You can also try running the 'portable' PuTTY from a USB stick as 
someone has suggested.


>    I can log in to webmin and edit the files via their 
> file manager.  The actual edit process does -not- appear to be java,
> but the file manager to select the file -is- java so I can't select 
> the file to edit.
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