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#1 6BQ5 OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Mar 25, 2019 8:47 PM

I'm looking for a very, very simple ASCII text editor for tweaking small configuration files like our desktop info file. What is today's editor of choice?

 

Right now I am using STeno. It's a desktop accessory that seems to work well but I think it conflicts with many games.

 

Thanks!



#2 vattari OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:53 PM

If you don’t need it to be resident, I recommend Qed.


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#3 atarian1 OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:30 PM

I never used a text editor accessory (or anything/desk accessory on the GEM desktop) while playing games since most games bypass GEM.

 

I am curious to know which games do you play that even allows you to use the GEM desktop?



#4 6BQ5 OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:47 PM

I never used a text editor accessory (or anything/desk accessory on the GEM desktop) while playing games since most games bypass GEM.
 
I am curious to know which games do you play that even allows you to use the GEM desktop?


The games don’t necessarily use the GEM desktop but I do boot to it. From there I launch the game. Along the way to booting up TOS loads GEM along with all the desktop accessories. STeno is very convenient if you’re not gaming.

I’ll give QED a try. If it’s small, fast loading, and simple enough then I’ll map it to a hot key.

#5 JamesWD OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:24 AM

had to do this recently (quickly edit sting config files again and again and again), everest is what i used.



#6 Tillek OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Mar 27, 2019 1:54 PM

had to do this recently (quickly edit sting config files again and again and again), everest is what i used.

I've used Everest for modifying my BBS files for... well... since the 90's.

 

Unfortunately, I was never able to get a registered copy, so I have that nag screen. :(



#7 doctor_x OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Mar 30, 2019 11:49 AM

I've used Everest for modifying my BBS files for... well... since the 90's.

 

Unfortunately, I was never able to get a registered copy, so I have that nag screen. :(

 

what BBS software?



#8 Tillek OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Mar 30, 2019 1:47 PM

 

what BBS software?

My ST BBS is running RatSoft ST (I also have an A8 running Carina)



#9 DarkLord OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Apr 3, 2019 2:20 AM

I think that for most BBS software a good editor would be essential.

 

I know I use BBS Express! ST v1.98a and it relies heavily on script

files. It has a decent internal editor included but is limited in how many

lines can be loaded at once. I've got multiple scripts that exceed that

limit so I'd be lost without a good editor.  :)






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