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Old 01-01-2005, 10:37 PM   #1
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Joe on debian?

I've got debian 3.0 installed on my x86 and the only text editor i can run from the command prompt as far as I know is vi. I hate vi, I think its a pain to use. I've used Joe a ton on the Unix lab computers at school. Is there a version of Joe or even somethign similar I can get on Debian? i tried apt-get install joe on a hunch but nothing came up. haha

Thanks in advance!
Old 01-01-2005, 10:50 PM   #2
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I use nano, pretty easy to use.

Old 01-01-2005, 10:54 PM   #3
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Strange, joe came up on my system when I checked apt's cache

 apt-cache search joe
cl-ubf - Common Lisp Universal Binary Format Library
flight-of-the-amazon-queen - a fantasy adventure game
gidentd - RFC1413 compliant IPv4/IPv6 ident daemon
jftpgw - Joe's FTP Proxy/Gateway
joe - user friendly full screen text editor
lg-issue14 - Issue 14 of the Linux Gazette.
lg-issue60 - Issue 60 of the Linux Gazette.
lg-issue98 - Issue 98 of the Linux Gazette.
libftw0 - Joel's File Tree Walk library
libftw0-dev - Development files for Joel's File Tree Walk library
newbiedoc - Documentation by and for newbies
ttmkfdir - Utility used to create fonts.scale files for TrueType fonts
Maybe try "apt-get update" then check apt's cache again.
Old 01-01-2005, 11:03 PM   #4
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From the console try mc or pico. Pico is a very simple text editor, and mc isn't much more complex. Both are very common among Linux distributions.
Old 01-01-2005, 11:16 PM   #5
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Thats very strange..... I did the update for apt-get, but still didn't see Joe in the cache. I tried nano and it works well. I guess i'm going with that from noww on.

Thanks guys =)
Old 01-02-2005, 04:35 AM   #6
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nano is based on pico which are very easy to use
they are the easiest that i used


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