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nano: nano (Nano's ANOther editor, an enhanced free Pico clone)
nano: nano is a small, free, and friendly editor from the GNU project. It
nano: aims to copy Pico's look and feel while providing additional (or
nano: disabled by default) features that are missing from Pico, such as
nano: "search and replace" or "go to line and column number".
nano: Chris Allegretta is Nano's author.
fm displays text files one screen full at a time, like more, but formats the text, like fmt, following some formatting directions within the text, like man, and displays or prints text with trees and phonetic text written in unicode, optionally creating Postscript or pdf. The source code distribution is fm-1.0j.tar.gz at ftp://ling.lll.hawaii.edu/pub/greg.
Lastly, one of my all time favorites even on my fast pc's for me is "midnight commander" in Slackware. I'm still learning it, there are so many features.
I find it amazing how it can move multiple files on a pc blazing fast. For example, if I have a kernel un-tarred and wanted to move it and there are thousands of files, it just moves them. But in konqueror, or even krusader, you wait for the file count, you get many pauses, etc. Midnight commander just rips thru that stuff. Even over the lan. I also like that you can use 'mcedit' for a quick text file, such as 'mcedit ./slack-desc' for those times you want to make a file in console. I'm not a VI guy