NE – Nice Editor

There are a myriad of command shell based text editors for Unix operating systems. They were conceived by hard core geeks doing serious application development. This doesn’t quite fit the needs of a contemporary Linux desktop user or even a Mac user who just needs to do some simple editing of system files.

NE – short for “nice editor” is made for the humble desktop user. It is what you would get if you made notepad run on Linux, run in the command shell and if you added a few more features.

It uses CUA ( Windows/DOS ) keyboard shortcuts AND has menus, drop down menus. The commands are labeled what you would expect them to be labeled. It is small, takes little space on your hard drive, is very fast and runs on just about every kind of Unix, including Cygwin:

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