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Old 08-07-2017, 03:27 AM   #1
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Alternative to Elvis editor


Hello, would you know other possible editors that are similar to Elvis, which is vi, and vim?

thank you
 
Old 08-07-2017, 04:58 AM   #2
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I am not sure what you mean by "similar" in this context, but there are MANY editors for Linux.
See these pages for lists:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_text_editors
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catego...x_text_editors

My personal go-to editor is VIM (vi) for the terminal, GVIM for gui.
 
Old 08-07-2017, 08:43 AM   #3
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What's wrong with Elvis? He's not really dead, you know. Why, he was seen last week in Nova Scotia ...
 
Old 08-07-2017, 08:52 PM   #4
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Elvis is a vi clone.
 
Old 08-08-2017, 04:43 AM   #5
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Elvis doesn't support Unicode which might be a problem. The obvious choice is vim, but if you need something lighter there is a traditional vi implementation with UTF-8 support.
 
Old 08-08-2017, 07:59 AM   #6
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Elvis is a vi clone.
I know! Just being a smarta*s. Again.

I think that just about every "vi" word has been used by now. For instance, there's not only "vim" but also "vigor." But Elvis is the only one that will sing to you while you work.

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Hello, would you know other possible editors that are similar to Elvis, which is vi, and vim?

thank you
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vi#Ports_and_clones
 
Old 08-11-2017, 04:20 PM   #8
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A problem with the terminal editors under Linux is that Elvis (or all VI alternatives) are mostly programmed on ncurses/termcap. The choice of termios, ioctl,... would be probably better.
 
  


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