text editor

dteske at freebsd.org dteske at freebsd.org
Tue Aug 28 22:25:36 UTC 2012

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> From: owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org [mailto:owner-freebsd-
> questions at freebsd.org] On Behalf Of Robin, Michael
> Sent: Tuesday, August 28, 2012 3:10 PM
> To: 'freebsd-questions at freebsd.org'
> Subject: text editor
> Which text editor program will run 64-bit operating system

On FreeBSD?
In the GUI? or on the CLI?

> with following
> features:
> * Support 100 percent of hot keys

How many is that? If a program has programmable hot keys, would that suffice?

> * Hot keys available for setting start/end block to be copied, moved or
> without requiring any mouse lock.
> It is not possible to use mouse lock or to hold shift key combined with
> key at the same time without accidently dese4lcing.

A challenge, no-doubt.

> * Support special ASCII characters

Less of a challenge. Most editors are good about special ASCII characters (the
ones that don't are in the minority, imho).


I'd honestly recommend vim (CLI) or gvim (GUI).

NOTE: Assuming FreeBSD here.

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