looking for online text editor

Bill Vermillion bv at wjv.com
Wed Dec 5 07:33:17 PST 2007

Deep in the forest in the dark of night on Wed, Dec
05, 2007 at 09:02 with a cackle and an evil grin
freebsd-questions-request at freebsd.org cast another eye of newt
into the brew and chanted:

> Date: Tue, 4 Dec 2007 15:35:02 -0500
> From: Jerry McAllister <jerrymc at msu.edu>
> Subject: Re: looking for online text editor

> On Tue, Dec 04, 2007 at 02:11:31PM -0500, David Banning wrote:

> > Often I have to maintain my fbsd box from outside locations. I have
> > tried using webmin but sometimes outside computers stop me from
> > 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) ?  

> Are you talking about something like 'vi(1)' ?   
> That is the most standard plain text editor unless you want to
> go even further down to sed(1).

> You would just ssh in (maybe using PuTTY if all you can get on
> is a Microsloth box), log in as you and then su to root and edit
> files directly.

Just a miner kerkshun here. :-)   I'm sure you mean ed(1) - the
basic editor.  sed is the stream editor.

The first Unix system I used [ actaully a very sparse Xenix ] did
not have 'vi' and the only text editor was 'ed'.

In retropsect it was good as I learned how to use regex's quite
early in the game which really helped when I got 'vi'.

I use 'vi' for 99% of my work - including news and email - and
still have probably only scratched 15% of it's capabilites.
The first 'vi' implementations I used were limited to 500KB per
instansiaton so I wound up using 'split' to be able to work on
large file and then pasted them together later. Things just get
better with each passing year.


Bill Vermillion - bv @ wjv . com

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