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Joe, the Joe's Own Editor, has the feel of most PC text editors: the key sequences are reminiscent of WordStar and Turbo C editors, but the feature set is much larger than of those. Joe has all of the features a Unix user should expect: full use of termcap/terminfo, complete VI-style Unix integration, a powerful configuration file, and regular expression search system. It also has six help reference cards which are always available, and an intuitive, simple, and well thought-out user interface.

Joe has a great screen update optimization algorithm, multiple windows (through/between which you can scroll) and lacks the confusing notion of named buffers. It has command history, TAB expansion in file selection menus, undo and redo functions, (un)indenting and paragraph formatting, filtering highlighted blocks through any external Unix command, editing a pipe into or out of a command, and block move, copy, delete or filter.

Through simple QEdit-style configuration files, Joe can be set up to emulate editors such as Pico and Emacs, along with a complete imitation of WordStar, and a restricted mode version (lets you edit only the files specified on the command line). Joe also has a deferred screen update to handle typeahead, and it ensures that deferral is not bypassed by tty buffering. It's usable even at 2400 baud, and it will work on any kind of sane terminal.

Package version:3.7-2.3


                            Joe's Own Editor 3.6

                  A Free ASCII-Text Screen Editor for UNIX
                          by Joseph Allen (<= 2.8)
                         Marek 'Marx' Grac (=> 2.9)
                        by Joseph Allen again (=>3.0)

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Joe's Own Editor Debian package

Inclusion of configuration files

Previously it was impossible to use a .joerc file without copying the entire
set of defaults. Now there exists an ':include' statement which allows for
the inclusion of other configuration files along with the one being read.
In other words, put a ":include /etc/joe/j


- backspace/DEL means 'n' in replace prompt for better emacs

- Menus are now made up of macros instead of options.

	New commands:
		menu	Prompt for a menu to display with tab

		mode	Prompt for an option to change with tab

	Menus are defined in joerc file with :defmenu command.

	Menu entries are the pair: macro string.  String is a
	format string d


JOE(1)                                                        JOE(1)

       joe - Joe's Own 


JOE(1)                                                        JOE(1)



Thu Jul 20 15:23:23 EDT 2006

	Fix $# in shell highlighter.

	Fix .in files in ftype

Tue Jul 18 14:


joe (3.7-2.3) unstable; urgency=low

  * Non-maintainer upload.
  * Also drop an old editorrc altern


This is the Debian prepackaged version of joe. This package was previously
maintained by Christian L

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