Nano 2.4.0 problem

Jude DaShiell jdashiel at
Sat Jun 20 11:31:38 UTC 2015

I haven't tried it, but nedit is billed as a programmer's editor on 
archlinux.  There's also e3 or is it e4 by now. On Sun, 7 Jun 2015, Tim 
Chase wrote:

> Date: Sun, 7 Jun 2015 15:47:11
> From: Tim Chase <blinux.list at>
> Reply-To: Linux for blind general discussion <blinux-list at>
> To: blinux-list at
> Subject: Re: Nano 2.4.0 problem
> On June  7, 2015, Tony Baechler wrote:
>> 2. Upgrade to nano-tiny 2.4.1 and hope I don't need the fully
>> featured version of Nano.
> Just so you know what you'd be missing, nano-tiny lacks the following:
> - the mini file-browser when writing files
> - the help function
> - the justify/unjustify functions
> - mouse functionality
> - setting the operating directory
> - tab completion
> - long-line wrapping
> - marking of code and cutting to the end of line
> - the function-toggles for those above options
> If you already know your way around nano, the lack of help shouldn't
> be much of an issue.  The lack of tab-completion, long-line wrapping
> or marking/cutting seem like the make-or-break features if you use
> them.
>> 3. Ditch Nano entirely.  I'm leaning more and more toward the
>> later.  Does anyone here have any suggestions?  Please don't
>> suggest vi, emacs and clones.  I'm not interested in either one of
>> those and there are lots of clones of both if I want to go that
>> route.
> I'm a big advocate of vi/vim since it's what I use and it's everywhere
> (I don't have to install it). Others speak highly of emacs, but
> it sounds like you've considered both and don't want to go down
> either road.  There are other editors out there though.  I've
> recently seen buzz about Slap
> which touts itself as "like Sublime Text, but in a terminal window".
> I haven't had cause to try it, but it sounds promising to those who
> don't care for the complexities of vi/vim or emacs.
> There's also "ne" (which reading later in the thread, you've tried),
> "joe", "jed", "the", "lpe", and "jupp" which come to mind.
> I'd also be remiss if I didn't mention ed, ex, or edbrowse which might
> play better with a screen-reader or braille output.  But they're a
> lot more obscure as editors go.  I have a soft spot for ed & ex, so
> would be glad to answer questions you have there.  I haven't used
> edbrowse, but understand it's similar to ed only with more
> functionality.
> Also, if you broaden your options to GUI editors, others might be
> able to speak to accessibility there.
> -tim
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